Coffee Chocolate Marshmallow Krispies

Three words: PROCEED. WITH. CAUTION.

These krispies are dangerously good. It’s the kind of dangerous where after one bite, you find yourself divvying up portions for neighbors and friends because you KNOW you can’t be trusted with a whole batch in your kitchen.

But then you somehow “forget” to actually give some to your friends and you find yourself eating the whole batch when no one is looking.

THAT kind of dangerous. It’s that hint of coffee, the crunchy salted almonds and the subtle dried cherry flavor that give it the wow factor.

It’s like a grown-up krispie treat mixed with rocky road & trail mix.

It’s just…. INSANITY. Warning label necessary.

And we’re off!

Ingredient gathering time!

First we chop up the salted almonds & the dried cherries. This is a mezzaluna. It’s just as fun to say as it is to use!

Now we melt the butter. YES.

Put half of the marshmallows in. MELT!

Now pour in the crisped cereal. Flex your muscles! We’re gonna get a work out.

Start tossing in your stuff!

Add the coffee grounds & chocolate chips. STIR.

Now add in your marshmallows! STIRRRRRRR. It’s gonna get a little hard at this point.

Dump it into a 9×9 baking tin lined with foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray. PUSH IT IN.

Flatten it and here comes the HARDEST PART….

Letting it cool.

Cut it up. GET INTO IT.

I’m sure that if you bring these to a summer BBQ, you’ll get the guest of the year award. No doubt.

 

Coffee Chocolate Marshmallow Krispies

makes 12

recipe adapted slightly from Christina Tosi of Milk Bar via Rachael Ray Magazine

  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 2 bags (10 oz. each) mini marshmallows
  • 5 cups crispied rice cereal
  • 2 cups salted roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cherries, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground coffee (not instant)
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • cooking spray

Line a 9 inch square baking dish with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. In a 10-12 quart pot, melt the butter over medium low heat. Add 10 cups mini marshmallows and cook, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes; remove the pot from the heat.

Using a wet spoon or spatula, fold in the rice cereal. Sprinkle in the almonds, cherries, ground coffee & salt; fold quickly to distribute. Sprinkle in the chocolate chips and remaining mini marshmallows; fold gently to distribute.

Spoon mixture into the prepared baking dish. Using slightly damp hands or a wet spatula, press into an even layer. Let cool completely and cut into square to serve.

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  • July 23, 2012

    Whenever I make rice krispies treats, I never really make it to the “cut” phase. I prefer them warm and gooey, pulled apart with my fingers.

    And that mezzaluna is huuuge!

  • July 23, 2012

    this.looks.criminal.
    I’m not sure it would be safe for me to have this in the house. hm.. i should probably attempt to host a get-together so i can share with others.
    where did you get your mezzaluna? i think i need one.

  • July 23, 2012

    These look SO gooey. And sticky. And sweet. And salty. GAH! Perfect for a Monday. Love the 2nd photo!

  • July 23, 2012

    This is Starbucks wrapped into a rice crispy bar. Very nice addition to my crispy obsession.

  • July 23, 2012

    WHAT?! These look like serious fun — I am totally going to snag that Guest o’ The Year award!

  • July 23, 2012

    O. M. G.

    So, coffee is pretty much my thing. You just got bumped up to the best. ever. You were really close already.

  • July 23, 2012

    I haven’t had a rice crispy treat in forever! These look so goooood!

  • rosygirl
    July 23, 2012

    tracy, the thing i love most about your recipes is that they’re either really delicious healthy and motivating to look after myself and feel fantastic… or mentally naughty. top marks for this one, lady! xx

    • Tracy
      July 23, 2012

      Haha! You can kinda see how I balance life out…I will not give up the good stuff!!!

  • Wilma
    July 23, 2012

    I could do some serious damage to those right now! I love the inclusion of nuts, dried fruit & coffee!

  • Insanity is RIGHT! Especially since Kelloggs is gluten-free… I’m so excited right now.

  • July 23, 2012

    Good googly moogly! I want these in my mouth.

  • July 23, 2012

    Seriously, Tracy?! I made and posted treats this morning on my blog, inspired by the SAME recipe from Christina Tosi from RayRay’s magazine. Creepy! (Yours look better, though!)

    • Tracy
      July 23, 2012

      AHHH!!! So you KNOW how delicious they are!

      • July 24, 2012

        They may or may not have been breakfast, lunch, and dinner for two days straight last week…

        • Tracy
          July 24, 2012

          No judgement! I totes get it.

  • July 23, 2012

    Serving size = 12. Nope. I’d say more like 1! These look aaaaaaaw-some ! Stuck at a trade show and not near my kitchen so I’m a little sad.

  • July 23, 2012

    This is so not fair. I don’t think I have that many marshmellos, but I may try them any way:) thanks for the spin on the old rice crispies! This will be my nap time project.

  • Coco Madeleine
    July 23, 2012

    Oh heavens galore!! Meet THE krispie square of ALL krispie squares! I am SO SO SO making these today! Loved the way you displayed all the ingredients – you rock Tracy!

  • Yum is all I gotta say Tracy. I love all the textures in these treats. I am terrible at waiting for desserts to cool down or set. I always have to sample a cookie or brownie right as they come out of the oven or take a big lick of cake batter from the bowl. I mean you have to taste test, right?

  • oh my gosh, those are outrageous! YUM!

  • Denise
    July 23, 2012

    Help! Hypersalivation wont stop! :P
    This treats will chase me all night. I`m so gona make some of them tomorrow!

  • July 23, 2012

    Oh my god. This is so perfect. I can get all the ingredients in Japan, it’s no bake and looks like it won’t melt in the 100+ degree heat we have here, and my coworkers are all coffee addicts. Thank you for making me the golden girl in our office!

  • July 23, 2012

    Holy sh@#$(@#*$(@*#$@#($*@%#$%$^#$@t.

  • Nicolette
    July 23, 2012

    These look beyond incredible. Genius.

  • July 23, 2012

    um, WOW. I want one right now.

  • July 24, 2012

    Uh, pregnant lady over here! These are perfect. I’m raiding the cabinet for mini-marshmallows right now.

    • Tracy
      July 24, 2012

      DO IT. Baby needs it.

  • July 25, 2012

    ummmm…tempting…so tempting to just stop everything and make this right now! do you think i could use espresso powder in place of the coffee grounds?

    • Tracy
      July 25, 2012

      The original recipe said no to espresso powder! I think it would melt immediately into the mixture and it probably wouldn’t disperse well! Sad face

      • July 25, 2012

        thank you for the update! sounds like i may need to get a new coffeemaker so i can get coffee grounds – great excuse :)

  • July 25, 2012

    happen to have some extra rice krispies on hand. i know what i’m making! brilliant!

  • July 27, 2012

    Frantically I just made these and a giant mess. My boyfriend is on his way to pick me up so we can meet my family up in Yosemite. I thought these would be the perfect thing to being camping. Oh my goodnes I’m scraping the bits out of the pan…yuuum! I even burnt the marshmallows a little bit (accidentally) but they taste even better and almost smore like! Thanks!!

  • July 28, 2012

    Whoa. WHAT? *sigh*

  • Lauren
    July 29, 2012

    Oh my….goodness. My boyfriend and I just whipped these up and I couldn’t wait for them to cool. I could take these to work and share them, but I’m betting they won’t appreciate them the way I do. :-p

  • Melissa
    August 31, 2012

    I made these last night and they are delicious! They taste like the cherry dark chocolate kashi TLC bars. I did make a few changes though:
    -only 10 oz marshmallows
    -only 3 tlb smart balance in place of butter
    -I used an almond, pistachio, cherry, cranberry mix
    I am so excited to share these with friends! Thanks for the inspiration

  • Nicolette
    September 8, 2012

    I just made these for a party I am going to tomorrow. That leftover bowl and spoon didn’t know what hit em.

    • Tracy
      September 9, 2012

      Hahaha! Don’t I know it.

  • November 5, 2012

    Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basis.

    It’s always exciting to read through content from other authors and use a little something from their websites.

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