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Pistachio Rice Krispie Treats with Dark Chocolate

Made with pudding mix and drizzled with dark chocolate, these are not your everyday Rice Krispie Treats! Try this pistachio dessert that puts a new twist on your childhood favorite.

Pistachio Krispie Treats on a white plate, piled up and drizzled with dark chocolate.

I get it. I have an addiction to Rice Krispie Treats. I talk a lot about how to make Rice Krispie Treats. Maybe it’s a problem, but I can’t help it. It’s become my signature over the years.

When it comes to a bake sale or birthday party, I’m always the one who shows up with the Rice Krispie Treats. It’s my happy duty.

Some girls are all about the cookies, brownies and cakes, right?

Well, I’m all about the Rice Krispie desserts. I’ve been making variations on these rice cereal treats for as long as I can remember.

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Pudding in Desserts

Adding pudding mix to your krispy treats can change the flavor instantly. The possibilities are endless!

Pudding in desserts is a genius move, people. First I tried Banana Krispie Treats. They turned out amazing, I felt it was time to experiment!

Along with these Pistachio Rice Krispie Treats, I love using pudding mix in tons of other easy desserts. It’s a key ingredient in The Best Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies Recipe (naturally) along with  my Easy 4 Ingredient Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe.

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I probably use mix pudding in desserts more than I use it to make actual pudding! Okay, definitely. Especially now that I know how to use it in my beloved Rice Krispie Treats!

Pistachio Dessert

I loved this Pistachio fudge so much I wanted to recreate it in Rice Krispy Treats.

Pistachios with dark chocolate is the sweet and salty dessert combo my dreams are made of.

Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants and cereal is fortified with vitamins. Therefore, you need to make these treats for your health. (Ahem.)

Step by step photos to make pistachio pudding krispie treats dessert.

What you’ll Need

This pistachio rice krispie treat recipe is so simple to make but it tastes like something you’d buy at a fancy confectionary.

To make these dark chocolate pistachio dessert bars, I used:

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  • Melted butter
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Rice Krispie Cereal 
  • Pistachio pudding mix
  • Melted dark chocolate

How to Make Pistachio Rice Krispies

STEP 1. In large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and continue stirring until completely smooth. Remove from heat.

STEP 2. Add dry pistachio pudding mix. Fold in with spatula. Add in cereal. Mix completely.

STEP 3. Pour the warm rice krispie mixture into a parchment paper lined square baking dish. Allow treats to cool and set at least one hour. Remove from dish, remove parchment paper. Cut into 16 squares.

Drizzle with melted dark chocolate, allow to set, about 15 minutes before eating!

Stack of two pistachio rice krispies treats on a white plate.

How do you melt dark chocolate?

If you have a double boiler, put it to good use here for melting chocolate chips or a bar of dark chocolate broken into pieces.

If you don’t have one, it’s easy to melt the chocolate in the microwave!

Put your chocolate chips or pieces in a bowl and microwave for 30 second increments, stirring after each one, until the chocolate is melty and smooth.

I prefer using Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate melting wafers because they melt so smooth and creamy, and taste amazing!

Tips for Drizzling Melted chocolate

To create a pretty topping for these Rice Crispy Squares without any lumps or clumps, dip a fork in the melted chocolate and tap off any excess. Then, drizzle the dark chocolate evenly over each bar.

I place a sheet of parchment paper under a wire rack then put the treat bars on the rack before decorating with chocolate. There’s no sticky chocolate to clean off the counters this way. . . meaning you can get right to the important part: eating your pistachio desserts!

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Storing Rice Krispie Treats

I like to store these chocolate covered treats in the fridge in an airtight container or ziploc bag.

They taste delicious cold and the cooler temperature keeps the chocolate from melting. 

They also keep well in an airtight container at room temperature.

Go ahead and add these Pistacho Rice Krispie Treats with Dark Chocolate to your dessert menu! They’ll be the perfect addition to a birthday celebration, a family dinner or any party.

Or you can go ahead and eat the whole pan of treats by yourself. I won’t tell.

Do you have any food addictions? C’mon. Tell me you do and that I’m not the only one!

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Yield: 16 servings

Pistachio Rice Krispie Treats with Dark Chocolate

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Made with pudding mix and drizzled with dark chocolate, these are not your everyday Rice Krispie Treats! Try this pistachio dessert that puts a new twist on your childhood favorite.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 10oz bag mini marshmallows
  • 5 cup rice krispies cereal
  • 3.5oz box instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, melted

Instructions

  1. In large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and continue stirring until completely smooth. Remove from heat.
  2. Add dry pistachio pudding mix. Fold in with spatula. Add in cereal. Mix completely.
  3. Pour into a parchment paper lined 9-inch square baking dish. Allow treats to cool and set at least one hour. Remove from dish, remove parchment paper. Cut into 16 squares.
  4. Drizzle with melted dark chocolate, allow to set, about 15 minutes. Enjoy (these are great in the fridge)!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Recipe originally published May 15, 2012. Photos updated 2020.

Thick and chewy, Pistachio Rice Krispie Treats are made possible with a package of pistachio pudding. Drizzled with dark chocolate you’ll love these no bake treats!

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Comments & Reviews

  1. Do these need to be refrigerated? Looking for cookie and bar recipes to make for my deployed husband for Christmas, so I need something that will keep okay in transit.

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