Nutella Rice Krispie Squares — Kid-riffic! Also great for your neighbourhood chocoholic.

Chocolate-y, chewy squares of yum!

Chocolate-y, chewy squares of yum!

A number of weeks ago, my on-line bake-a-long group made a recipe involving Nutella. While the recipe only called for a small amount of Nutella, I, being the chocoholic that I am, managed to eat the rest myself. And promptly bought another jar. I couldn’t eat the entire second jar by myself, so I used up some of it to make Nutella Rice Krispie Squares!

If you have kids, they’ll love this! Or if you’re a chocolate-lover, you’ll love this. Even the DH loved this, and he doesn’t even like chocolate. In other words, they’re tasty!

Basically, they’re just Rice Krispies squares with Nutella stirred in. Easy, yes? But if you want a more specific recipe, here it is:

Nutella Rice Krispies Squares

  • 6 c. Rice Krispies cereal (I’m sure the generic version would work just as well)
  • 1 smaller pkg. marshmallows (if you’re veg, get the gelatin-free kind)
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 3/4 c. Nutella, essence of the chocolate gods
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Melt butter and marshmellows in a pan over medium heat. Stir in Nutella until mixed, then remove from heat. Fold in the vanilla extract. Stir in the Rice Krispies cereal until thoroughly mixed. Pat the mixture into a  buttered lasagna pan. Chill in fridge. Cut into squares and devour.

Pro Tip: Butter your hands before patting the mixture into the pan for cooling. This helps you spread it evenly, and prevents it from sticking to your hands!

Variations: I imagine that you could try this with other cereals. Or you could mix in some peanut butter for a peanut butter cup-style treat. Or drizzle melted chocolate on top. Or…well, you tell me! What’s your favourite mix-in?

I made a batch of these and they were so tasty that they disappeared within a few days. So I made another batch! I mean, I AM a chocoholic!

Cocoa-riffic! So tasty! And dairy-free too (except for the yummy, yummy Smarties).

Cocoa-riffic! So tasty! And dairy-free too (except for the yummy, yummy Smarties).

In case you doubt my chocoholic status, let me present exhibit A: my sister made me a birthday cake recently. Chocolate cake, with chocolate icing, covered with chocolates. A favourite from my childhood that tastes just as good as an adult.

Brunch? Don't mind if I do!

Brunch? Don’t mind if I do!

Not convinced yet? Check out exhibit B: amongst other things, the DH gave me chocolate for my birthday, 5 bars of it. Plus a bag of snack size bars. Plus a giant Toblerone bar. Plus a ‘rose’ made of Lindor chocolates. Plus a bag of Lindor chocolates. He knows me well, my boy! 🙂

So yes, I do love my chocolate. 🙂

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