Chocolate Chip Rice Krispie Treats Recipe With a Surprise Secret Ingredient

chocolate chip Krispie treatsRice Krispies treats are a classic dessert that kids adore, but this kicked-up version with a secret ingredient will have adults screaming for more. Not only is there chocolate, there's also Kahlua. That's right -- alcoholic, chocolate chip Rice Krispies Treats. What could be better?

Don't worry, there's not that much in there. The following recipe from Simply Scratch only calls for a 1/4 cup in the whole batch. That little bit, however, adds the perfect pop of flavor that makes them sinfully good. They're easy to make too -- the most difficult part is keeping the kids away from them.

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Chocolate Chip Kahlua Krispie Treats

1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter

5 cups mini marshmallows (or 40 of the large)

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 cup Kahlua

6 cups rice cereal

3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Spray a 9x13 baking dish with your Misto or lightly grease with butter and line with parchment paper.

In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat.

Once melted, add in the marshmallows. Stir until melted and smooth.

Remove off of the heat and stir in the cocoa powder and Kahlua until completely incorporated.

Add in the cereal and gently stir to coat.

Spoon the cereal mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly with a spatula.

Sprinkle with the mini chocolate chips and press down with a scrap of parchment.

Let cool completely before removing and cutting into squares.

 

Image via Simply Scratch

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