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Mint Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

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5 from 10 votes

Cocoa Krispies and Andes mints make for a mint chocolately spin on your standard rice krispie treat – perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Try my fluffernutter rice krispie treats next.

Mint Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

I've never been huge on celebrating St. Patrick's Day. 

I'm not Irish, but I live in Massachusetts and if you're anywhere near Boston… well, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day.

Mint Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Being originally from Chicago, I will say that I miss seeing the Chicago River dyed green every year. Such a cool sight, and they don't/can't do anything like that out here. 

So, the closest I come to “celebrating” is an annual party a friend of mine throws the weekend closest to the holiday (which is basically just an excuse to get a bunch of people together who don't normally get to see each other), and I make some sort of green or Guinnessy dessert. 

Mint Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

This year we're going minty and boozy! Well, not really boozy – it's just a teaspoon of Bailey's in the chocolate ganache, and it's not even a requirement.

What if I don't have mint extract?

You most definitely don't need to add mint extract to this because there's plenty of mint flavor from the Andes chocolate mints.

If you're not a fan of mint chocolate flavor… go right ahead and click over to a different recipe that might be more up you alley, like maybe these fluffernutter rice krispie treats.

Mint Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients that you'll need

  • A package of Andes mints (the whole thing, so no sneaking one as a snack!)
  • Cocoa Krispies cereal, instead of standard  Rice Krispies
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Unsalted butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Dark chocolate
  • Heavy cream
Mint Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Andes mints are the thing I most look forward to at some restaurants when they bring you the check, or at some hotels where they leave them on your pillow. It's chocolate and it's refreshing. It's perfect.

God, I freaking love Andes mints.

Mint Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Mint is a pretty polarizing flavor, but I love it. There's a fine line between a delicious and refreshing addition of mint flavor to a dish, and having it taste like toothpaste. No toothpaste flavor here – but if you're not a hardcore cheerleader for mint, maybe exclude the chopped mints in the base, or half what you top the ganache with.

Use your best judgment, I'm not your mouth. I don't know what you can handle.

Mint Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

I got a little excited when I was shooting these. It was late at night and I just wanted to be done so that I could eat them. I was moving too quick, trying to make adjustments for different angles, and I bashed my hip right into the table. 

This resulted in a mint chocolate avalanche, and the fact that none of them ended up on the floor and/or in a cat's face is sort of a small miracle.

Mint Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

So don't be like me and pile them up high because you're trying to be artistic, or something. Just shove them in your face and enjoy them.

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Mint Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

5 from 10 votes
Cocoa Krispies and Andes mints make for a mint chocolately spin on your standard rice krispie treat – perfect for St. Patrick's Day!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 9 1to 6 bars (depending on size)

Ingredients
 

Base

Chocolate ganache

Instructions

Base

  • Spray an 8×8 baking pan with nonstick spray. Line with parchment paper so that the ends hang over the edges of the pan, and give it another spray. Set aside.
  • Unwrap and chop 14 Andes mints into small pieces. Set aside.
    14 Andes mints
  • Pour Cocoa Krispies into a large bowl and set aside.
    3 cups (84 g) Cocoa Krispies cereal
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and heat, stirring frequently, until melted and combined.
    3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
    3 cups (150 g) mini marshmallows
  • Remove from heat, add vanilla extract and quickly stir to combine.
    1/2 teaspoon (½ teaspoon) pure vanilla extract
  • Immediately pour melted marshmallow mixture into large bowl of Cocoa Krispies and stir until mostly combined.
  • Add chopped Andes mints and stir again to combine.
  • Turn out into prepared baking dish and press down into an even layer.
    Tip: If you have another 8×8 pan, you can use the bottom of that pan to press into the top of your dish for an easy way to get it evenly distributed!

Chocolate ganache

  • Unwrap and half 14 Andes mints and set aside.
    14 Andes mints
  • In a small bowl, add chopped chocolate and set aside.
    1 cup (175 g) dark chocolate
  • In a small saucepan, heat heavy cream over low heat until bubbling and hot and then immediately pour over chocolate. Let sit for a couple minutes and then stir until completely smooth and combined. If necessary, heat more in the microwave in 15 second increments until smooth.
    1/4 cup (59 ½ g) heavy cream
  • Pour over the rice krispie treat base in an even layer, using a spatula to smooth it out. Place the Andes mint halves evenly across the top.
    Tip: If you want the top to be completely covered, double the amount of mints.
  • Place in the fridge to cool and set completely, an hour or so. Lift out of the pan using the edges of the parchment paper, then slice, serve and enjoy!

Notes

Making this for the adults? Add a teaspoon of Bailey's to the chocolate ganache!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 4mg

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Recipe created by Leslie Kiszka

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13 Comments

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  2. I looooove mint, and have a kiddo who loves rice krispie treats – I can’t believe we’ve never thought to pair the two together. This sounds delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    We are a family that loves rice krispie treats. Addition of mint chocolate takes it to a whole new level. The flavors are bomb.

  4. I wish people would order these at the bar instead of car bomb shots. Not only are they more delicious, they’re much easier to serve and consume. I’ll take a plate of these over a shamrock shake any day, there I said it.

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve never had a different flavor of rice krispie treats. Now I’m so excited to try it! Mint chocolate yummmm!

  6. 5 stars
    I have a weak spot for Andes Mints! I’ve always loved them and grew up with my grandparent’s having them in dishes at their house. I need to try these for a birthday party coming up next month, but I’m not sure I won’t eat all the mints first!

  7. Oooh, I would LOVE to try this some time! :) I’ve always really liked Andes mints … something about the fresh minty flavor really offsets the chocolate. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

  8. 5 stars
    Love the different take on this classic recipe. My gosh, I remember eating the treats when I was young. But the mint chocolate gives the rice krispie treats a whole new dessert idea. My mouth is watering just looking at them. We don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I’m 100% Italian and Hubby is 50% German and 50% English. But now St. Joseph’s Day is a different story. :D

  9. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh….this is the stuff dreams are made of! This dessert is so perfect for chocolate lovers!

  10. 5 stars
    The classic rice krispie squares never go out of style. You have elevated them to a whole new level of deliciousness. What a great take along to a party.