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 (even though I’ve perfected how to make Rice Krispie Treats) 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

Cherry Krispie Treats with Dark Chocolate


  • 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 (13x9). 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


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38 comments on “Cherry Krispie Treats with Dark Chocolate”

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

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

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

  7. I love RKTReats and anything that’s pink and chocolate gets extra bonus points ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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

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

  15. MottsV

    Why do you have an “h” in sugary?

  16. Louise

    What if you added maraschino cherries?

  17. judy

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

  18. paula

    Have you tried other gelatin flavors?

  19. Janell

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

  20. Anonymous

    Is the gelatinpowder the same as jello ?. Sorry to ask but i have not seen any flavored gelatin powder:( , anyways the recepie sounds delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. mel

    how easy is it to double this recipe?

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  24. Terri

    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

    What size baking sheet did you use?

  26. These look yummy!!! Love the Cherry idea!

  27. Donna

    Could you use pudding instead?

  28. Elise O'Neill

    Hi Aimee, I realize this recipe post is about 5 years old or so now so I am hoping this question will make it’s way to you: based on this exact recipe, how many rice cereal bars/squares should be yielded? A dozen? And is this based on a 9″ร—13″ร—2″ rectangular (glass) baking dish? I am going to try my hand at this tomorrow for my daughter’s LAST EVER High School Choir concert as she is graduating in OMG less than a month now and then going away to college!!!! Soooo, this really caught my eye bc the colour just POPS but the flavor mixture sounds out of this world and is actually one of my daughter’s favorites. I will be trying these and also either the peanut butter balls OR the cereal treats on the popsicle sticks, I think that is a right clever idea!
    Thanks! xx

  29. Bee

    Made these last week for a bday cake for a friends grandson. His theme was soccer so i made a sheet cake and then used this recipe to shape a half circle and put it on top of the green field grass fristing i used for the cake. Then, i frosted i hexagons with melted dark chocolate and white chocolate on tbe rice krispie soccer ball. The cherry and chocolate worked great on the chocolate cake
    Thanks for the great idea

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  31. Diane Carrier

    They are very good. I will put the first ingredients in the microwave instead of the stove.

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