French Rice Krispy Treats

Unlike American Rice Krispy treats, French Rice Krispy Treats are chocolate. I made these fun no-bake treats with just three ingredients in just 10 minutes.

Grocery shopping in a foreign country can be a challenge and an adventure. Many of the foods in stores here are imported from Thailand, the Middle East or Europe so reading labels can be a challenge.It also means I get to try foods from all over.

Many of the things we have back home, aren’t easy to find here. Plain marshmallows for example, are hard to find. Unlike American stores where you can find pretty much anything at any time, stores here run out of things. It’s like living on an island and waiting for the supply ship.

When the shipment arrives, the shelves are stocked with everything. As the weeks go by, there’s less and less variety on the shelves and some items run out entirely.

Becks loves Rice Krispy treats so I bought a box of Rice Krispies and a bag of marshmallows while she was here. We made American Rice Krispy treats for her trip to Siem Reap. That only used half the box of Rice Krispies.

In Cambodia, Rice Krispies are imported from France so all the writing on the box is French. Not surprisingly, the recipe on the back of the box is also different from the recipe on American Rice Krispies boxes.

Thank God for Google translate. The original recipe was just milk chocolate and Rice Krispies. I added raspberry M&Ms for more flavor. Mint or coffee M&Ms would also be wonderful.

If you like in a hot climate, these will need to be kept in the refrigerator. They melt pretty quickly at temperatures above 70°F (20°C). If you make these with semi-sweet or dark chocolate, then they will not melt at such low temperatures.

These no-bake French Rice Krispy Treats were a hit with my students.

French Rice Krispy Treats

  • 150 grams (3 cups) Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 300 grams (1 1/2 cups) milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup M&M's candies (optional)
  • Additional M&M's for decoration (optional)

Boil some water in a sauce pan and set a mixing bowl in the pan so that the bottom doesn't touch the hot water.

Place milk chocolate in the bowl and let sit for a few minutes. Stir to melt completely. Stir until smooth.

Add cereal and mix. If desired, mix in M&M's.

Spoon into muffin cup liners or baking cups. Decorate with M&Ms.

Refrigerate until hardened. Store in an airtight container.

 

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