Caramel Chocolate Cereal Treats

by Jennifer Wieland
caramel chocolate krispie treats

Sometimes a sugar craving hits in the blink of an eye and sometimes you realize that you have nothing to satisfy that craving with at the moment. What are you  to do then? Cookies, cupcakes, cakes, brownies all take way to long to make, you may not have all the ingredients and you need sugar like ten minutes ago! That is when quick no-bake desserts with a few ingredients are the perfect choice. Cereal treat bars are great for this reason. They’re quick, no-bake and usually just a few ingredients that often times you already have on hand at home. This is how Caramel Chocolate Cereal Treats were born.

My favorite dessert no matter how many I try is Krispie Treats. I know that’s probably sad to say but I can’t help it. They are a simple yet tasty 3 ingredient treat that I can always whip up in a pinch. I also like being able to make them seasonal with coloring or adding some other flavors. These particular ones came about because I love the combination of chocolate and caramel and I really wanted to see if these would hold or be to gooey and a mess. I’m not going to lie. They are stickier than a regular cereal treat but not much. Besides, that just means you get to lick the caramely, chocolatey goodness off your fingers when you are done.

caramel chocolate krispie treats

Caramel Chocolate Cereal Bars

Caramel Chocolate Cereal Treats
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1431 calories
276 g
92 g
36 g
10 g
22 g
374 g
209 g
143 g
1 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1431
Calories from Fat 313
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g
Saturated Fat 22g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 92mg
Sodium 209mg
Total Carbohydrates 276g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 143g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 34 regular marshmallows (not small or jumbo)
  2. 3 tbsp. butter
  3. 1/4 c. caramel sauce (I used Smucker's Hot Caramel Sauce)
  4. 6 c. sweetened chocolate rice cereal
  1. Grease a pan, you can use a 9x9 or a 9x13 depending on how thick you want them to be when finished.
  2. Place the first three ingredients into a large, microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 60-80 seconds. Stir until everything is combined and smooth. Pour in the cereal and mix to thoroughly coat the cereal.
  3. Press into pan and then cool in the refrigerator and then cut and serve.
  1. To store these, separate any layers with waxed paper and refrigerate in an airtight container.
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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 4-20 so things are always crazy with everything from preschool, to autism, to college. She tries to bake, craft and blog her way through all of the craziness that life throws her way.

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31 Responses to “Caramel Chocolate Cereal Treats”

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    robyn says:

    Caramel is a downfall for me. Caramel and chocolate together – irresistible!
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    Kira says:

    Caramel and Chocolate, I can’t get enough. If I can find some rice cereal in the house, I’m making this tonight.
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    Katie says:

    my grandma used to make something similar – they are so good!
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  4. 4

    These would definitely satisfy any sugar craving! Looks delicious, Jen!
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  5. 5

    Now that is not only an easy treat to throw together but it looks incredible!
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    Rosie says:

    mmm… this looks amazing. Thanks for sharing. Pinned. 🙂
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    mrssearss says:

    these would be great treats for the kiddos!! Love this!
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  9. 9

    You had me at caramel, this looks so good!
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  10. 10

    Oh these look so yummy!
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    Tammy says:

    Oh yum! I love caramel flavored anything so this would be a hit around here.
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    I promise I would have never thought to put those two together although it makes all the sense in the world. I love to cook, but really have never been good at baking things. Even the simple ones. Thank you for sharing another great recipe, Jen!
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  13. 13

    I live Rice Krispie treats. They have been a favorite of mine since I can remember.

    I have actually never tried a twist on the originals. I think I may have to give it a try – starting with this recipe.
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    HilLesha says:

    Those look really tempting for someone who is trying to eat healthier! 😉
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    LyndaS says:

    I love Rice Krispie treats. Those would be neat with a little coconut tossed in, too.
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    Holy cow!! These look amazing! I’m drooling LOL
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  17. 17

    OH YUM!! I’ve never thought about using anything more than marshmallows and regular rice cereal! I’ll have to make these soon!

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    I can’t resist caramel. I simply can’t! Must try this recipe!
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    I would have never thought of adding caramel to these. I LOVE Caramel!
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    Lynsey Jones says:

    OMG are these like STAR CRUNCH?!?!! *I die* I LOVED those things!
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    Oh my goodness how delish this sounds! I love that it is simple enough to with little kids that love to bake!
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    I have all these things in my house and I am craving sweets. Thanks
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    I like this twist to the regular rice crispy treat!! I look heavenly.
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  24. 24

    These sound and look delicious and I love that the recipe is easy.
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    Kat B. says:

    My kids are going to love making these! Thanks!
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    Marina says:

    Caramel and chocolate? YES PLEASE!!!! Pinning this to try!

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    Jen Nikolaus says:

    Oh man. I wouldn’t be able to stop at just one of those. They look SO GOOD!! Thank you so much for sharing at Saturday Night Fever! Pinning now…I can’t wait to see what you bring this Saturday!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy
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    Michelle says:

    Oh my these look yummy! I might have to make them with my grandsons as I am sure they would love them. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!
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    I would LOVE to make these. Simple ingredients and such a yummy twist on regular rice treats.

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