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True story:

6 Ingredient Nutella Rice Crispy Treats:

Yesterday, I met a boy who said he hated chocolate.

It made me sad.

I went home and ate two nutella rice krispy treats.

chocolate rice crispy treats

I felt much better!

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  • 3 cups rice crispies (I used gf brown rice crispies) (95g)
  • 2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (10g)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp Healthy Nutella OR any chocolate hazelnut spread) (145g)
  • 1/2 cup agave or honey (note: strict vegans don't use honey) (115g)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder OR your favorite chocolate protein powder (20g)
  • optional: melted chocolate for dipping


Recipe: In a large bowl, mix all ingredients but the rice crispies. Melt to a stir-able consistency (either in the microwave or on the stove), then pour over the cereal and stir very well, making sure to coat all the crispies. Line an 8×8 pan with wax or parchment paper and spread the mixture evenly into the pan. Place a sheet of wax or parchment paper on top, then press down as firmly as you can. Really press it down! Freeze for at least a half hour before slicing, and store the homemade bars in the fridge or freezer. Dip bottoms in melted chocolate if desired.

*View Nutella Rice Crispy Treats Nutrition Facts*

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Question of the Day:

Do you know anyone who doesn’t like chocolate? 

Although I don’t understand them, I love finding people who don’t like chocolate… it just means there is more for me!

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Justin says:

    First Post!!!

    These look delectable! ha and yes I know people allergic to chocolate :( so sad! I haven’t been able to put nutella in my house recently because I usually eat the whole thing in one sitting…oops :)

  2. I actually went years not being a big fan of chocolate but I have since seen the error in my ways!

  3. Lisa says:

    I was a BIG fan of nutella growing up. Well, for a short while until I got sick from it. Yah, that about ruined nutella for me, but these I think could make a way better replacement:)

  4. These look delicious! Definitely bookmarking them for later!
    Did you hear about the 5 TONS of Nutella that was stolen in Germany? How crazy is that?

    1. Hannah says:

      Five tons? WOW. Well, whoever stole it, I don’t blame them! Nutella is that good. 😀

  5. I wish more people hated chocolate. More for me.

  6. Hannah says:

    I don’t think my grandmother likes chocolate…but I’m not sure we’re related. 😉 Just kidding. But not about the not liking chocolate part.

    Mmmm, these look tasty! I’m in Dallas, Texas, right now, and I think I might find and kidnap you and make you my kitchen slave! ;D

    I positively adore Nutella, but unfortunately anything with white and processed sugars makes me sick. Sometime, I have to make yours! You’ve saved my Nutella life!

    1. Awesome. What are you doing in Dallas? :)

      1. Hannah says:

        Well, my father is a professional musician, so my whole family (all nine of us) live in a travel trailer and go with him all over the US. These past couple months have been Texas months. So now we’re in Dallas for about a week, or two.

        It’s such a beautiful state! 😀

  7. I know a few people allergic to chocolate and a couple of relatives who don’t like it. That’s okay, though- more for me! ;D
    The Rice Krispies look amazing! I can’t wait to try them.

  8. CJ says:

    I didn’t like chocolate as a kid–the only way I could tolerate it was if it had tons of peanut butter, and even then I’d still choose sour candies if given a choice. While I’ve come around to appreciate chocolate as an adult, I still don’t LOVE it like you, and I still can’t handle dark or bittersweet chocolate. Before going vegan, I couldn’t even do semi-sweet, but I’ve started liking that since I have limited options.

    I really hate coffee and beer, too, and the common thread in all three is bitter taste. Maybe bitter flavors are just too strong for me?

    1. Anonymous says:

      You might be a “supertaster”. Evidently that is a common problem. Also, don’t like a lot of vegetables.

  9. I LOVE it!! What a great recipe and I love to use healthy Nutella too!!

  10. audrey says:

    as always: yummy recipe! I want to munch some now;) I was a bit sad to see your posts are getting shorter these days – you must be preoccupied with sth. else?! I know it’s weird, I just like to read more about the person behind the blog.. but keep going! I am a huge fan of your healthy desserts ( I did make your snickerdoodle blondies a few days ago and can’t wait to try the pb secret cookies, the pb protein bar and everything related to chocolate!!! :) )

    1. I just know a lot of people get bored by long, rambly posts and just don’t want to hear that much from me! I often have to cut out chunks of things I’ve written, to keep it more concise ;).

      1. audrey says:

        yeah ok.. after all it’s about the recipes, not your daily routine:) but did you mention to write (again) a post about what you eat a day or have I read sth. wrong? just asking:)

        1. Yes, I probably will at some point :).

      2. Actually, I love listening to bloggers’ “rambly” posts. They make me feel like I get to know them better as a person, and the more someone talks the more their true personality shines through! :) So ramble away Katie!!

        1. Nikita says:

          Ditto! I care about Katie just as much as I care about her chocolate fancies! =)

          1. Haha ok I will try to strike a better balance. Ironically, my next post was actually going to be more personal even before I read this :).

      3. Anonymous says:

        Yes I love reading more too! It adds something special..Anyone who just wants to see a recipe can skip reading and scroll :)

  11. Gabrielle says:

    What a beautiful and heart warming story.

    Makes me want to….



    But then again, what doesn’t?

    Is it wrong if I make these for breakfast??


  12. I have a recipe very similar to this that I make pretty much all the time — they’re SO good, Katie!

  13. Lynn says:

    My mother craved chocolate while she was pregnant with me. I’m not sure how much she ate, but I would get severely ill if I consumed any bit of chocolate when I was young. This made me hate chocolate. I still am not a big fan of it, but I do enjoy a little chocolate flavor now and then.

  14. Hayley says:

    Those look delicious! Much better than the marshmallow rice crispy squares.
    My friend is allergic to chocolate but, because of that, it tastes awful to her and makes her sick so she doesn’t mind not eating it at all!

  15. I DO know someone who doesn’t like chocolate! It really is sad, isn’t it? I remember the first time I learned this about her. I made Irish Car Bomb cupcakes for St Patty’s Day and she took a bite (to be polite) and CRINGED! Sad. Sad. Sad. But you’re right. More for us! :)

  16. I just discovered nutella last year and I really feel like I met my true love, haha. it is so good! these look amazing.

  17. I used to hate chocolate! I know…sooo weird. It grew on me just in the last 5 years or so :) I got a lot of flack for that

  18. Anonymous says:

    I used to be like OBSESSED with Nutella. But since clean eating I’ve cut it out, I’ve eaten it a few times for treats but I don’t crave it anymore because of all the sugar! I can’t believe I haven’t made your healthy Nutella yet… So disappointed in myself.

  19. LOVE nutella. Any excuse to eat a big crunchy bar of it is a good one :)

  20. Lela says:

    I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!!!! I was a chocoholic before the name was even invented. This was back in 1942, see what I mean? There is nothing else on the planet but my ever lovin’ CHOCOLATE.

  21. Sushma says:

    Love your blog, Katie! Ever since I found your blog, not even a single day goes by without me checking your blog (except probably for those few days after my daughter was born :) )
    These rice krispy treats look great! Can you believe I have never tasted rice krispies? I guess I need to get some and make this treat asap :)

    1. Sushma says:

      Oh and nobody in my family likes chocolate, except me :(
      So I whip up chocolate desserts whenever I get to meet my chocolate loving friends :)

  22. It is confession time. I am a chocoholic. I am the daughter of a chocoholic and the granddaughter of a chocoholic as well. I looooove all things chocolate. My 4 year-old loves chocolate, too. But, somewhat shockingly, my almost 3 year-old daughter doesn’t like chocolate. I don’t really understand it and I keep giving her things with chocolate just to see if she has changed her mind. It is so confusing! How could I give birth to someone who doesn’t like chocolate?!

    Those look amazing, by the way. Can’t wait to try them!

  23. Wow. I came on the right day to stop by. I think I better make these as soon as I can. :) Thanks Katie always such good stuff!!

  24. Who hates chocolate!?!?!? That’s crazy. Just crazy. My older brother doesn’t like sweets, but he still likes things with chocolate, like Peanut M&Ms.

  25. Not liking chocolate? I just can’t comprehend! You’re right, more for us 😀

  26. Ruth says:

    One of my good friends doesn’t like chocolate…I told her she should get that looked at!

  27. Danielle says:

    These look great! If I have time, I want to make them this weekend! Thanks!

  28. Kimmy VanDeWege says:

    when do you dip in chocolate and how?

    1. After freezing: it’s listed in the recipe instructions. Just hold the tops and dip into a shallow dish of melted chocolate :).

  29. My own brother hates chocolate! And mint and ice cream. I will never ever understand him.

    1. Donna says:

      Guilty as accused..I DO feel “weird” for not craving “real-deal” chocolate…I tend to favor all things with good quality Swiss or Valhrona WHITE chocolate…or toffee..caramel things going on…but not the super-dark p.c. 70% and above chocolate that everyone raves about….I understand the peanut M&M fellow fanatics…and vanilla ice cream chocolate chip mint fans…but when the whole “deal” is about dark chocolate…I simply “can’t”…Could it be a “bitterness” aversion that one gets over in time?!..I WANT to like the darker varietal…as I know it is less glycemic and better for you…perhaps time will tell!….Love this riff on rice krispie treats..and since my daughter is an avowed nutella fan and Rice Krispy Treats fan…this should please on both fronts!…Love you and your consistently excellent blog Katie…you always come up with the best questions (and comments/responses) from your loyal followers!

      1. Thanks, Donna. Sometimes I struggle with trying to think up interesting questions, but I always try to include something because I really love reading the responses!

  30. Mike says:

    Good thing you don’t live in Germany…

    Thieves in Germany steal 5 tons of Nutella

  31. Sarah the official CCK drooler says:

    My brother hates chocolate, which means no chocolate anything for me…. I mean HIM…on his birthday :( I can’t imagine the sad life he’ll have to live with no chocolate. He does like white chocolate, but really, I don’t count that as the real stuff.
    chocolate=happiness forever. ok, that was totally my PMS speaking.
    Maybe men don’t like chocolate as much since they don’t have any PMS to deal with?

    1. CJ says:

      I don’t think you can play the gender card here. As I stated above, I’m not a huge fan of chocolate (and am female), and my husband and youngest son are both huge chocoholics. If we get chocolate bars to hand out at Halloween, I literally have to hide it from my husband so that he doesn’t eat it all before the big night. He’s gets major chocolate cravings at certain times and NEEDS it–he claims that it’s his male PMS.

      1. Sarah the official CCK drooler says:

        male PMS!!! I just died laughing!

  32. Lisa @bitesforbabies says:

    So simple yet so tasty! I make something similar at least once a week…

  33. Mary Z says:

    I used to love chocolate, but then I developed (or recognized) a severe caffeine sensitivity, so I can’t eat it anymore. But I don’t think that counts as not liking chocolate.

  34. Katie, I love how you can write literally 5 sentences and make me laugh. Its a skill. I kind of want to make these for breakfast.

  35. Tra Jay Jay says:

    My sister doesn’t like chocolate

  36. These sound fantastic! Rice crispies are the perfect treat and always remind me of baking when I was little. Healthy nutella sounds like the perfect addition :)

  37. I honestly don’t know anyone who doesn’t like chocolate! I have to have at least a square of dark chocolate every day, it’s my weakness. Love anything rice krispies, making this soon!

  38. Tina Wilson says:

    I am the one person in the world that has yet to try Nutella! :/

    1. Sunnie says:

      Awwwe, it’s okay!

      Have you ever had a Ferrero Rocher candy? They’re not vegan, I used to eat them when I wasn’t vegan, but the middle is actually the EXACT same thing as Nutella. Just cocoa, hazelnuts, milk, and a LOAD of sugar. 😉

    2. Samantha says:

      The first Nutella I ever had was actually her recipe. I did finally try a Justin’s version which was incredibly sweet compared to what I had made. Her recipe is amazing however…I have a hard time not eating all the toasted hazelnuts.

  39. Shaina says:

    These are so so good! I’ve made Nutella Rice Krispies before and they were a huuuuuge hit!

  40. mrsluckypants says:

    Actually my husband hates chocolate and my daughter’s close friend doesn’t like it either. Both also hate peanut butter. I don’t know how anyone can live without chocolate and peanut butter. They are the perfect combination! Nutella rice krispie treats sound awesome. You just saved me. I need a gluten and dairy free dessert for Thursday that isn’t too messy. I think you provided me the perfect dessert. Thanks!

  41. Liz says:

    Question: You have the agave/honey down for 1/2c =115g. My agave and 2 kinds of honey come up at 21g/Tablespoon, equaling 168g for1/2c. Is “115g” maybe a typo? It would be about 2.5 T less if I went by grams vs cup. I like to grams, so I want to make sure the ratio is correct.

    1. Jenny D says:

      I suggest starting with the weight first. Usually in recipes that include both weight and measurement I don’t even use measuring tools. When I first started weighing I noticed I was measuring less where some people measure over and it can make such a difference especially in smaller recipes like this one. You can always test it before you add the crispies or as you stir them in then add a little more sweetener if needed.

    2. I don’t know why some bottles say that.
      To be honest, I wish everyone had a food scale because that is the only way to ensure we’re all doing exactly the same thing and using the exact same measurements. As Jenny said (and as it says on my “recipe troubleshooting” page, it really can make a huge difference. I continue to list cup/tbsp measures for people without a food scale, but for anyone who is serious about getting good results, investing $20-$30 in a food scale is crucial.

  42. Helen says:

    This looks delicious! I love nutella. I can’t wait to try this. =)

  43. Valentina says:

    I’ve met several people allergic to cocoa, and I often just substitute carob and cut down on the sweetener. I don’t know what it is, but carob tastes sweeter to me than cocoa.

    I think I may have to invest in a food processor. Vegan nutella is one calling I cannot ignore. It may or may not disappear in the time span of an hour. 😉

  44. Laura says:

    These look wonderful! My 22 year old daughter doesn’t care much for chocolate. I make up for her, though…I’ve had a life-long love affair with it. 😉

  45. Diana says:

    I eat very little chocolate because I don’t care for caffeine. But I’ve been making Katie’s recipes for the last year, with much success, substituting carob powder for cocoa powder. Also use her recipe for homemade chocolate chips but make carob chips.

  46. Sunnie says:

    Oh my, these look good!

    Yes, sadly I’ve had friends who declared that they didn’t like chocolate – usually because they happened to get sick after eating it (due to flu or something, not the chocolate itself) . . . but why would one dislike chocolate for that reason? When I was little, I ate about 10 truffles in 10 minutes and . . . bad things . . . but I still like chocolate.

    Guess they were probably on the fence with chocolate to begin with. :/ More for me! 😉

  47. I do know people who don’t like chocolate–it’s ridiculous!

  48. Anonymous says:

    I made thise last night and they are amazing! I used half Nutella and half peanut butter. Yum!

  49. I actually have 2 friends who don’t like chocolate at all! Its the craziest thing.

  50. Rice crispy treats are my faaaavourite – I’ve never tried them with Nutella – clearly a must-have combo!

  51. i cant believe how can people not like chocolate- seriously??? these treats looks deliciousss

  52. Brenda says:

    I made these last night and they are awesome. My 3 year old kept trying to sneak them out of the refrigerator today.

  53. Deb says:

    I do not like Chocolate, or Nutella for that matter. Sorry I love your blog and my family are happy they get more chocolate. We don’t do chocolate birthday cakes very often however we do find wonderful options for me to eat too or just visit their aunt who absolutely loves chocolate and has more than enough to share and makes then chocolate cake every chance she gets. i love vanilla!

  54. Swati says:

    It’s simple to make and quite scrumptious. I’m going to have to try them now!

  55. Sarah Mellor says:

    It is too bad to learn that someone hates chocolate because he is missing a lot of things. I like rice crispy treats because of the crunchiness feeling and the sweetness taste that I get from eating it. I did not know that strict vegans do not use honey. I wonder what’s the reason behind it. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  56. Looks good. While I don’t know anyone who really doesn’t like chocolate – I know someone who doesn’t like Rice Crispy Treats – Me! 😉

  57. Jen says:

    Never knew that knowing someone who doesn’t like chocolate would come in handy for a question like this. Yes, one of my friends does not like chocolate at all. We tease him for that.

  58. Caroline says:

    These look amazing! I’m so mad that we are out of Nutella right now! I’ll be running out to the store in the morning!

  59. Lorken says:

    Hey all, just to give an alternative option.
    4c puffed rice (as opposed to sugar added breakfast cereal)
    1c desiccated coconut
    125g coconut oil
    125g carob
    1c mixed chopped dried fruit (try apricots, craisins, blueberries)
    (if not sweet enough add a little brown sugar)

    Melt carob + oil in a small pan
    mix all other ingredients in a large bowl, mix in the melted oil and carob
    pop in muffin cases and into the fridge to set
    (some times use a baking tray lined with plastic wrap and lay on that and break apart later)

    Make this all the time for birthday parties etc.

  60. Jenni says:

    I’m not a big fan of chocolate. Ill take gummy bears over chocolate any day. I do love your recipes though and have been using the oatmeal ones as of late

  61. Tamara says:

    My little brother cant stand chocolate. He was adopted and when my mom met his paternal grandmother she told her that and said his dad was the same was. I guess it is something in their genes 😀 that means more for me

  62. Andy says:

    What brand of brown rice krispies did you use? Trying to find the healthiest option that’s out on the market. Thanks!

  63. Anonymous says:

    I noticed on the nutrition facts that each serving has 9.9 grams sugar – is a serving 1/10 of the whole? Does the 9.9 grams of sugar include the Agave and sugar from the cereal or is it just the sugar from the nutella?

  64. Nadia says:

    Hi Katie these were very delicious! However mine are quite messy to handle and didn’t really harden up? I used exactly the same ingredients as you even the healthy nutella and they also don’t seem to be as thick as yours – any tips?

    Thanks again for the great recipe!

    1. Johnna says:

      Hey Nadia, I saw your post and thought I’d let you know that we used Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter and they turned out great. Although next time I will omit the 1/8 tsp salt, little to salty for us…I’m sure it has something to do with perhaps the different Nutella??? But they are really good!!

  65. Rachael says:

    Just made these, but used pb2 instead of the hazelnut spread, and they are awesome!

  66. Judy young says:

    I love all your recipes most of them are so easy
    I look forward to your blog everyday. And I can’t wait for your cookbook to come out

  67. Rach says:

    Just made these, ended up using half hazelnut spread and half peanut by accident (bought the wrong spread). But it has still ended up tasting great! Hard to believe its good for me :)

  68. Wendy says:

    Just made these tonight with my 5 year old girl and they were fabulous!
    It wasn’t overly sweet and it had a deep chocolate flavor.
    We’re looking forward to trying your other recipes! : )
    Thank you for sharing!

  69. Leslie says:

    Does the recipe really call for 2.5 tsp of vanilla? Seems like an awful lot… Love your recipes so far, keep ’em coming!

  70. JJ says:

    This recipe is…Genius! It is so easy to make, comes out perfect, fulfills the rice crispy bar itch that vegetarians couldn’t scratch due to gelatin in the marshmallows and other unmentionables (Yes, I know Trader Joe’s has gelatin free marshmallow rice bars, but is there healthy Nutella type spread in it? Case closed.), has hazelnut/chocolate spread (that’s enough right there), cocoa…
    I skipped the dipping in chocolate due to a healthy dose of chocolate from cleaning the bowls:) And, they are ready for Super Bowl tomorrow! Probably not quite as healthy as Black Bean Brownies, but another crowd pleaser, for sure. I love the new cookbook, of course. Thanks!

  71. Kay says:

    love the sounds of this recipe! Think there’s room to add coconut oil? I need some good fats for my son with cystic fibrosis and he’s a sweet eater. Thanks!

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Sure! Add a tbsp or two to the batter.

  72. Kenzie says:

    Hi Katie!

    I was just wondering if you had an idea how I could replace Nutella in this recipe by any chance? I do not have any on hand at the moment!!

    Thank you SO much!

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Peanut butter or chocolate peanut butter.

  73. melinda says:

    how many servings is in this recipe?

  74. Kimberly says:

    Ta-Daaaaa! Here I am. Probably your only subscriber/cookbook owner who doesn’t like chocolate. But guess who does. My husband . He is a chocaholic in every sense of the word. At least once a week I make something from your book or blog for him and he devours every bite. Thank you for all that you’ve created.