Salted Caramel Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

I tell ya, it seems as if this little girl already knows her flavor pairings – She’s got me craving sweet and salty everything like it’s goin’ out of style! It’s a wonder that these made it to the girls’ night I brought them too at all. But, with a little (okay, a lot) of self control, I placed these treats on a pretty platter and whisked ‘em out the door.

You may have had Rice Krispie treats before, but you have NEVER had them like this.

Each one is a creamy, crunchy, salty, sweet and utterly decadent bite of bliss. Though they’re absolutely addictive, they’re also about as rich as fudge, so moderation is a liiiittle easier. At least for me. Can’t speak for all you fudge-crazy foodies out there!

I also think the treat without the chocolate ganache topping is just as amazing! Really lets you taste that gooey, rich salted caramel without chocolate stealing the scene. It’s a welcome party crasher in my opinion, though.

Between all your good-girl skinny salads and soups, indulge a little and try these treats! They’re the perfect unique “little something” to bring to parties. I can tell you firsthand that they’ll fly off the platter – They did at this girls’ night, thankfully leaving me with none to bring home!

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Yield: Makes 30 small squares (made in a 13x9 pan)

Ingredients:

Salted Caramel:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons water
2 1/2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt, plus more for topping

Rice Krispie Treats:
1 (10 oz.) bag marshmallows
2 Tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Chocolate Ganache Topping:
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 cups chocolate chips

Directions:

For Salted Caramel: In a medium sauce pan set to medium-high heat, combine sugar and water. Do not stir. Watch carefully until mixture turns a deep amber color. Remove from heat and whisk in butter, cream and salt. Set aside.

For Rice Krispie Treats: In a large pot set to medium heat, melt marshmallows, butter and vanilla. Stir until smooth and add salted caramel. Stir in Rice Krispies until well combined. Pour mixture into a lined and greased 13x9 (or 8x8 for thicker treats) pan. Flatten using a buttered rubber spatula. Chill pan in refrigerator while you make the ganache.

For Chocolate Ganache Topping: In a small pot over medium heat, heat cream until almost boiling. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate until smooth. Let ganache cool for 10 minutes then pour over Rice Krispies, tilting the pan to distribute evenly. Let set for 5 minutes then sprinkle with coarse salt.

Refrigerate to set before cutting, at least 2 hours. Slice into squares and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Enjoy!

TIP: Coat a serving platter lightly with nonstick cooking spray and place treats on top. This helps them avoid sticking to the platter’s surface (they can be difficult to remove if not placed on a greased surface).

Adapted from Your Cup of Cake

      

39 Responses to “Salted Caramel Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats”

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — January 13, 2014 @ 12:28 am

    These look incredible, I can never say no to salted caramel!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — January 13, 2014 @ 6:07 am

    This looks brilliant! I’d ask for seconds.

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — January 13, 2014 @ 6:09 am

    Holy yum! These look absolutely amazing!!

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    Ramona — January 13, 2014 @ 6:10 am

    What a perfect treat. Sweet… salty and chocolate!! I would love to indulge in these anytime.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — January 13, 2014 @ 6:38 am

    These chocolate rice krispie treats look marvelous!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — January 13, 2014 @ 6:57 am

    I’ve developed a slight obsession with rice crispies lately and this is just fueling it even more. It looks PERFECT!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 13, 2014 @ 7:05 am

    These are totally dreamy. LOVE!

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    DessertForTwo — January 13, 2014 @ 7:23 am

    Your little girl is going to be a baker, i just know it! :)

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — January 13, 2014 @ 8:04 am

    Beautiful, Georgia! I have a salted caramel addiction that just won’t quit…especially when combined with chocolate and some crunch. These would be dangerous around these parts. Thanks for sharing!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — January 13, 2014 @ 8:05 am

    So funny that we were completely on the same page today! Yours look fabulous, love the pretty photos.

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — January 13, 2014 @ 8:20 am

    You my dear are a portrait of self control. I don’t know if I could have parted with these! Also, your little girl clearly has great taste :)

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — January 13, 2014 @ 8:26 am

    These treats are some of the best rice krispie twists I have seen. I adore this addition of salted caramel. Definitely pinning.

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — January 13, 2014 @ 8:33 am

    Yum! These sound fantastic! Congratulations on your little girl, too!

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    Gaby — January 13, 2014 @ 10:06 am

    Sweet and salty is a must have! Love the decadent twist to these Rice Krispie treats!

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    Kathi @ laughingspatula.com — January 13, 2014 @ 10:14 am

    I am soooo gonna make these! Hurry up Valentines day…hurry up!

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — January 13, 2014 @ 10:54 am

    oh wow…these rice krispies look divine! how fancy :)

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    Erin | The Emerging Foodie — January 13, 2014 @ 11:00 am

    Oh my gosh, Georgia, I think I just died and went to rice krispie heaven. These are absolutely beautiful and the flavor combination is ridiculously brilliant. Not to mention your photos are stunning. Pinned x 1,000. If only I could pin it that many times. ;)

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    RavieNomNoms — January 13, 2014 @ 11:31 am

    Oh be still my heart!! Those are bad news!! And by bad news, I mean sound frekkin’ amazing!!

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    Caroline @ Pass the Cocoa — January 13, 2014 @ 11:40 am

    These sound so good, Georgia! The salted caramel – chocolate flavor combination gives these rice krispies such a class twist!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — January 13, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

    Can’t have too many sweet and salty desserts! These rice krispies are perfect!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — January 13, 2014 @ 2:39 pm

    im so happy that shes sweet and savory kind already :)

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    The Café Sucre Farine — January 13, 2014 @ 5:42 pm

    These look so good Georgia, I love that your little one already has such good taste!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — January 13, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

    Oh man – these rice krispie treats are EPIC!

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — January 13, 2014 @ 8:26 pm

    These look and sound crazy delicious! Looks like pregnancy brain is serving you good, keep on cranking out these amazing treats!

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    Dina — January 13, 2014 @ 9:26 pm

    these look like yummy rice krispie treats!

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    Joel A. — January 13, 2014 @ 11:23 pm

    This looks sinfully sweet…makes you feel guilty eating it. :)

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — January 13, 2014 @ 11:42 pm

    That little girl has some seriously good taste!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — January 14, 2014 @ 8:41 am

    You can really make a rice kris pie treat fancy! LOVE the sweet and salty combo, especially the salt. I’m with you, I salt EVERYTHING and I’m not even pregnant!

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    Karen @ The Tasty Bite — January 14, 2014 @ 10:03 am

    Love rice krispie treats and caramel, just never thought of putting them together. Thanks for sharing!

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    Pam — January 14, 2014 @ 1:31 pm

    They look decadent and amazing. Bookmarked!

    Question, what do you do with the caramel? Do you layer it on the rice krispie treats before chocolate or do you add a dollop when serving? Thanks!

    • Georgia — January 14th, 2014 @ 1:32 pm

      Hi Pam! Thanks so much. You add the salted caramel to the Rice Krispie treats. It’s listed in the second set of steps.

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    Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion — January 14, 2014 @ 4:26 pm

    All these flavors.. O M G!!! I can’t even!! can’t wait to try it

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — January 14, 2014 @ 7:10 pm

    Eeeeeeeee that lil girly has good taste!!!

    Looooving that gorgeous salted caramel and ganaaaache mmmmmm

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    Kitchen Belleicious — January 14, 2014 @ 9:07 pm

    i just made rice krispie treats for my boys yesterday afternoon- boy oh boy i wish i had seen this post beforehand bc you betcha we would have made salted caramel chocolate ones:)))

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — January 15, 2014 @ 2:58 pm

    More salted caramel yumminess. I like that. :) Bring it on!

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — January 17, 2014 @ 3:42 pm

    I’m so jealous of “eating for two” privilege right now. I’d eat the entire batch and telling myself I deserve it. :D

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — January 21, 2014 @ 12:09 pm

    Ummm…. I think I could eat this entire pan. LOVE!! Pinning this asap!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — January 26, 2014 @ 6:16 pm

    I adore rice krispies but then with chocolate and salted caramel. Oh so delicious!!!

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    Paula — February 15, 2014 @ 12:29 pm

    Has anyone had success with the caramel sauce in making these?

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