plate of chocolate caramel rice krispies squares on a table with dish of rice krispies in background
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Chocolate Caramel Rice Krispies Squares

Traditional rice krispies squares slathered with caramel and chocolate! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 20 squares

Ingredients

For the Rice Krispies Base

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 cups rice krispies

For the Topping

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 15 oz soft caramels
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips

Instructions

For the Rice Krispies Base

  • Lightly grease a 9" x 13" baking dish.
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat.
  • Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  • Stir in the vanilla.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the rice krispies until completely coated.
  • Transfer mixture to the 9" x 13" baking dish and press down into an even layer.

For the Topping

  • Melt 1 tbsp of butter in a saucepan on low heat.
  • Add the caramels. Stir continuously until the caramels are almost completely melted.
  • Add the cream. Stir well until the caramel reaches a smooth consistency.
  • Spread the caramel into an even layer over top of the rice krispies base.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave or over a double boiler. Spread in an even layer over top of the set caramel.
  • Let the chocolate set until firm before cutting and serving.