Crispy Chocolate Treats!

Chocolatey no bake treats with a crunch!
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What are these made of?

Simple ingredients: crispy puff cereal (think rice krispies) and melted chocolate make the base for these no bake treats. I have added dried cherries and coconut flakes for added fun. You can add any dried fruit you like, or leave the fruit out all together.

How do you melt the chocolate?

Using a double boiler, this makes sure you don’t burn or scorch the chocolate. A double boiler consists of a pot with a few inches of water in it, and a second pot or bowl is put on top. The top pot should not be touching the water below. The top bowl holds the chocolate and melts from the steam warming the bottom of the pot/bowl. You could melt the chocolate slowly in the microwave- just be careful not to burn it.

Why is coconut oil added to the chocolate?

Coconut oil is added when melting the chocolate because this helps to thin the chocolate a little and makes it easier to mix all of the ingredients together. It also helps the chocolate harden up nicely in the refrigerator.

Why is honey added to the chocolate

I am using semi-sweet chocolate, so adding a little honey helps to sweeten up these crispy treats a bit. Feel free to leave out the honey if your chocolate is not semi sweet. Take a taste when melting your chocolate and see if you think it could use a sweet kick.

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Rest Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Description

Melted chocolate mixed with rice puff cereal, coconut and cherries. A fast, no bake dessert. Pop them in the refrigerator for a cool treat. 

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Method

  1. Melt Chocolate
    • In a double boiler, melt chocolate (see note below).
    • When chocolate is almost completely melted, add coconut oil. 
    • Taste the chocolate, if you want it sweeter, add the honey. 
    • Do not over heat the chocolate or it will get lumpy.
    • Remove from heat.
    A double boiler consists of a pot with a few inches of water in it, and a second pot or bowl is put on top. The top pot should not be touching the water below. The top bowl holds the chocolate and melts from the steam warming the bottom of the pot/bowl.
  2. Combine & Form Chocolate Treats
    • Put rice cereal in a bowl, and pour melted chocolate over cereal. Mix.
    • Add coconut flakes, if using, and cherries. Mix.
    • Line a cookie sheet with parchment or grease it lightly.
    • Form into balls by using two spoons, an ice cream scoop, or your hands.
    • Refrigerate until firm, 1 hour.

  1. Alternate Method: Crispy Chocolate Squares
    • If you are in a hurry (see photo above), just press the chocolate-cereal mixture into a greased baking dish.
    • Refrigerate 1 hour. Cut into squares.
Keywords: chocolate, no bake dessert, no bake cookies, rice krispie chocolate cookies, rice cereal, cherry cookies, cherries, coconut, honey
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