Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats with Mocha Ganache

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Rice Krispie treats are all grown up with the addition of salted caramel and a rich mocha ganache.  Make this special treat for Super Bowl or your next gathering and watch the Rice Krispie treats disappear!

Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats with Mocha Ganache

Last Monday we talked the how-tos on making salted caramel.  Just a few ingredients and no thermometer; the basics really aren’t that hard.  Now that we have that covered, I figured you could use some new recipes for the salted caramel that you won’t want to stop making (and eating).

Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats with Mocha Ganache

These sweet and salty rice krispie treats are a fun and easy no-bake treat to make.  They might be the perfect pick-up treat for the Super Bowl in a few weeks.  The salted caramel krispie treat base is slightly gooey so they are best stored in the refrigerator.  The mocha ganache is rich and really makes them something special.  I liked them with and without the ganache topping, though.

Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats with Mocha Ganache

Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats with Mocha Ganache

Serves 24

Heavily adapted from Brown Eyed Baker


Mocha Ganache

10 ounces dark chocolate (I used 70%), coarsely chopped
4 fluid ounces cup extra-strong brewed coffee (4 fluid ounces hot water + 1 heaping
teaspoon + of instant coffee)
5 ounces (10 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature and sliced

Rice Krispie Treats

1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) unsalted butter
1 10-ounce bag mini marshmallows
6 fluid ounces (3/4 cup) salted caramel sauce
7 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Flaky sea salt for sprinkling

Mocha Ganache

Set up a double boiler; bring water to a simmer in medium pot over
low-medium heat
Place heat-proof bowl of chocolate over the pot
Pour the coffee over chocolate
Continuously stir until chocolate is melted and smooth
Remove bowl from heat and whisk in the butter until creamy
Set ganache aside to cool, stirring occasionally

Rice Krispie Treats

Grease a 9×13 baking dish with butter or non-stick cooking spray; set aside
In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter
Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted
Remove from heat and stir in caramel sauce until well combined
Stir in Rice Krispies
Use a greased spatula to press mixture down into prepared baking dish
Spread mocha ganache evenly over top of treats and sprinkle with flaky sea salt
Chill in refrigerator for one hour or until set
Cut and serve; leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in refrigerator up to one week

Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats with Mocha Ganache

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11 Responses to “Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats with Mocha Ganache”

  1. Joanne January 13, 2014 at 7:42 am #

    Actually, I DO have a superbowl party that I’m being dragged to (forcibly, against my will)…and these would definitely be a crowd-pleaser among the.boy’s friends!

  2. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic January 13, 2014 at 8:00 am #

    Definitely a special treat! I might not be able to wait for the Superbowl to make them :)

  3. Erin | The Law Student's Wife January 13, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    Plain rice krispie treats will never be the same for me again! Super bowl party is TBD, but who needs to wait for game day to seek their teeth into this caramel-chocolate-mocha goodness?

  4. thelittleloaf January 13, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    Words can’t describe how delicious these look! Or maybe they can: double yum :-)

  5. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie January 13, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    Rice krispies are already like crack and now thinking about them with salted caramel has me swooning.

  6. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction January 13, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    Love the sound of this mocha ganache! So good!

  7. Kathryn January 14, 2014 at 9:15 am #

    Oh goodness, such a good combination of flavours especially with that mocha ganache in there too!

  8. Jennifer | Bake or Break January 14, 2014 at 11:50 am #

    Wow. I have zero interest in the Super Bowl, but I’d watch it to get one or two of these.

  9. Dalila G. January 14, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    A definite touchdown!!
    With that delicious mocha ganache topping?! Seriously?!!
    I just might not share! LOL!!

  10. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) January 14, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    salted chocolate and ganache and rice krispies are involved. That’s all I need to know! <3!


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