Want something a little different to snack on this week? Throw in some Nutella to your regular Rice Krispie Treat recipe and add a delicious fun new twist on an already great classic and make these Nutella Rice Krispie Treats!
How to make Nutella Rice Krispie Treats
Rice Krispie Treats are one of the most common desserts that people will bring to parties, barbecues, and family gatherings. With a simple additional ingredient, this dish will be the talk of the table.
If you’ve already tried our Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats recipe, you will have no problem making this recipe. If you’re unfamiliar, Nutella is a hazelnut spread with cocoa powder mixed in.
Not only is Nutella delicious in Rice Krispie Treats, but you can all sorts of other tasty treats with it, like chocolate chip cookies.
First thing you need to do is melt 4 tablespoons of butter in your large stock pot. Do this on medium heat. This should take a few minutes to melt completely.
Once your butter is completely melted, you will want to add a bag of marshmallows to the pot. The heat will do most of the work for you but you will need to stir occasionally so the butter mixes evenly.
Once you have a good mixture of butter and marshmallow, add in a cup of Nutella. Stir this until it has a nice, almost creamy texture.
You will want to not over heat your marshmallows. If they stay hot too long they will start to get hard and difficult to mix.
Now that you have your base, it’s time to add in the Rice Krispies. The Rice Krispies give your dessert it’s bulk and really compliments the hazelnut and cocoa flavors in the Nutella. If you’re a big chocolate nut, you can replace the Rice Krispies with Cocoa Krispies.
Remove your marshmallow and Nutella mixture from the heat and, while still stirring, pour in 6 cups of Rice Krispies. Continue to stir until every Rice Krispie is covered in marshmallowy goodness. You will likely need to scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula periodically while mixing.
Take out your 9×13 brownie pan and grease the sides and bottom. You can do this with butter or a spray, whichever you prefer. You will also want to grease your spatula so you can spread your Rice Krispie Treats evenly without them sticking too much.
Using a large spoon and your spatula, start moving your mixture from your stock pot to your brownie pan. Once everything is in your brownie pan, you can use you spatula to press the mixture down into the pan and smooth it out across the top.
Do this until the pan is full and your entire mix is even.
The hard part is walking away from your dessert for a little while, but trust me, it is worth it. You will want to let your Rice Krispie Treats cool for a while so they are easier to cut. If you try to cut them now, they will fall apart and make a big mess.
Once your Rice Krispie Treats are cool (sometimes I cheat and put them in the fridge to speed up the process), you can cut them.
We usually but them four width-wise and four length-wise for a total of 16 squares. Put them on a small plate or napkin and you are ready to enjoy!
Want to save more for later?
Double the recipe and make two full batches. Then you can consider freezing Rice Krispie Treats for later.
Nutella Rice Krispie Treats
- 9×13 brownie pan
- measuring cups
- large stock pot
- 1 bag Marshmallows
- 6 cups Rice Krispies
- 4 TBS Butter
- 3/4 cups Nutella
- Add butter to large stock pot on stove top and set heat to medium.
- Once butter is melted, add in marshmallows and stir until marshmallows and butter are melted together.
- add in 3/4 cups of Nutella and stir
- add Rice Krispies
- stir mixture together
- pour mixture into 9×13 pan
- allow to cool before cutting