Choco-Cherry Crispy Treats

These five-ingredient crispy chocolate dessert squares can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. These tasty treats make an attractive food gift packaged in cellophane and tied with a pretty ribbon.

Choco-Cherry Crispy Treats
Servings: 28 Prep 10 mins Cook 3 mins


  • 6 cups chocolate-flavored crisped rice cereal (such as Cocoa Krispies)
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 10-ounce bag marshmallows

Make It

1. Coat a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

2. Combine cereal and cherries in a large bowl; set aside.

3. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cocoa powder and the marshmallows and stir until completely melted, about 3 minutes. Pour over cereal mixture and stir to coat completely. Spoon cereal mixture into prepared baking dish and, using a spatula or your hands coated with nonstick cooking spray, press mixture evenly into dish. Let cool, then cut into 2-inch squares. Place each square in a cellophane bag and tie with ribbon.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 28; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 103, Fat, total (g): 2, chol. (mg): 4, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 22, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 75, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.