Cherry Krispie Treats with Dark Chocolate

Delicious recipe for cherry Rice Krispie Treats

You all should know by now my crazy obsession with Rice Krispie Treats. I don’t make them very often because I can’t control myself around them. It’s a joke in our house, because my husband knows if I’ve made them there will be very few left. If any. It’s that serious.

But, it’s been a few months since I brought out a Krispie treat recipe (remember these Avalanche treatsthese Biscoff treats , and of course these Kitchen Sink treats).

Today, you can indulge on cherry flavored treats with a dark chocolate frosting. Well, only if you make them yourself, because mine are gone.

Cherry Krispie Treats with Dark Chocolate

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 24


  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cherry gelatin powder
  • 16 oz pkg mini marshmallows
  • 8 cup Rice Krispies
  • 11oz dark chocolate, melted


  1. In large saucepan, melt butter with gelatin powder and marshmallows on low heat. Stir constantly until marshmallows are completely melted and smooth.
  2. Fold in rice krispies cereal. Press mixture into a buttered baking sheet. Frost treats with melted dark chocolate. Allow to set, about one hour. Cut into squares and enjoy. Store in a covered container.

**If you enjoyed this Rice Krispie treat recipe, you may also enjoy
Cherry Marshmallow Krispie Treats by Inside BruCrew Life
Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats by Eat Cake for Dinner
Kitchen Sink Krispie Treats by Shugary Sweets


30 Responses to “Cherry Krispie Treats with Dark Chocolate”

  1. posted Jan 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I am completely with you on the krispie addiction…what is it about these marshmallow treats that makes them so delicious??? They never last the day in our house:-) I am loving the bright pink ones that you created!!!

  2. posted Jan 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Very unique flavoring here and perfect for Valentines. I never would have thought to use flavored gelatin mix, you are a creative one. Keeping this recipe so I can enjoy some of these tasty treats at my house-yum!

  3. posted Jan 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Love that they’re bright pink; that always makes it more fun to eat. Though, uh, I definitely have no problems eating a pan of “regular” krispies, either. My thighs can tell you that much.

  4. posted Jan 30, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    And they’re made of cereal so you can eat them for breakfast!! Love this version!

  5. posted Jan 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    These look amazing and just in time for Valentine’s Day!

  6. posted Jan 30, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    these would be perfect for valentines day! Such a great switch up to a old favorite!

  7. posted Jan 30, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I love RKTReats and anything that’s pink and chocolate gets extra bonus points :)

  8. posted Jan 31, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Yum! I love rice krispie treats and I’ve colored them, but never thought to flavor them! They look so pretty too!

    I just wanted to let you know that I host a Friday Weekly Link Party and would love it if you joined!


  9. posted Jan 31, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Yum! These look amazing! I love rice krispie treats!!!

  10. posted Jan 31, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Oh, am I in trouble now! My taste buds are thanking you, but my behind won’t be after I’m done.:) I am obsessed with Rice Krispies Treats too. These are going on my list for sure! Just came over from Mandy’s Recipe Box. Glad I found you. Have a great day!

  11. posted Feb 1, 2012 at 7:23 am

    I love your recipe! What a GREAT idea! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share it?
    I hope to see you there!

  12. posted Feb 2, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Yum! These look great! I love chocolate with rice crispies treats

  13. posted Feb 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Oh my! I always forget about dark chocolate! Yummy I would LOVE for you to stop over and link up in HAPPY FRIDAY- the theme is Valentine. Everyone who links up today will get a Pin from me on Pinterest! Hope you join in the tasty fun!


  14. posted Feb 4, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    How creative. They look delicious. Come visit. We have some great recipes this week.

  15. MottsV
    posted Feb 5, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Why do you have an “h” in sugary?

  16. Louise
    posted Aug 8, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    What if you added maraschino cherries?

  17. judy
    posted Jan 24, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Delicious!! And I DID add maraschino cherries… YUM!!!

  18. paula
    posted Feb 4, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Have you tried other gelatin flavors?

  19. Janell
    posted Mar 9, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I added almond extract for a cherry almond flavor!! Great treat!

  20. Anonymous
    posted Apr 12, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Is the gelatinpowder the same as jello ?. Sorry to ask but i have not seen any flavored gelatin powder:( , anyways the recepie sounds delicious :)

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  22. mel
    posted Nov 25, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    how easy is it to double this recipe?

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  24. Terri
    posted Apr 30, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    What a wonderful idea! I am attending a baby shower and plan to take these as well as a batch made with blue raspberry Jell-o !

  25. Pete Mathis
    posted Dec 26, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    What size baking sheet did you use?

  26. posted Feb 3, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    These look yummy!!! Love the Cherry idea!

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