Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats

I always forget how quick and EASY it is to make rice krispie treats. It is definitely one of those desserts that you can bring to a party, potluck, or family gathering and everyone is impressed when they find out you made them yourself.

But you don’t have to tell them that they only took you about 15 minutes to throw together. You only need a couple of ingredients to make basic rice krispie treats, but today we are taking it up a notch.

Enter, ROCKY ROAD.

Rocky road has always been one of my favorite ice cream flavors, so I knew that I had to put it into some rice krispies. And they are still SO easy. Just add some cacao powder and almonds and you have yourself some ROCKY ROAD RICE KRISPIES that you can impress all your friends with.

Or, if you’re like me, just eat them all yourself.

Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mini marshmallows (I used Dandie’s)
  • 4 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 4 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chunks, chopped (I used dairy-free Enjoy Life)

Instructions

  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a large pot. Once melted, add the marshmallows.
  • Use a wooden spoon to constantly stir the marshmallows until they are mostly melted. Add the cacao powder, and stir until combined.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and add the rice cereal. Stir until mostly combined, then add in the almonds and chopped chocolate. Stir until everything is combined. This is going to take a couple of minutes.
  • Spray a 9×13 inch glass dish with coconut oil to prevent sticking. Pour the whole mixture into the dish and use your hands to flatten it out and make an even layer.
  • You can put them in the fridge if you like them cold, but they can also stay out at room temperature. Let them cool and firm up for about an hour before you cut into them.
  • Cut into 16 pieces and enjoy!