What’s Cooking? Nutella swirl-top Rice Krispies treats

By Jan D’Arti

I love a company with a sense of humor. This week I found myself in the grocery aisle staring at the shelf and giggling from ear to ear. There, was a row of Nutella jars. They’re always next to the peanut butter, but this time there was something very different. Each Nutella jar had a different label.

There were first-grade and second-grade Nutella jars and those up to junior and senior. How fun! I went home and researched the labels. Seems as though Nutella was making back-to-school week memorable for kids who love the velvety smooth chocolate hazelnut spread. Good for you, Nutella!

We could all use a little humor.

Another company with a sense of humor is Kellogg’s.

Its cast of characters like Tony the Tiger and Snap, Crackle and Pop, well, they’re just grrreeat!

So, I decided to honor both companies this month and combine Rice Krispies and Nutella to put even more smiles on faces. Nutella swirl-top Rice Krispies treats are unbelievable.

They are so chocolaty and crunchy, plus they are absolutely beautiful with a Nutella and white chocolate swirl on top.

Rice Krispies treats have been a snack favorite in America for 116 years. Yep, that’s how long the Kellogg’s company has been around. Nutella has been around since 1963 and made in northern Italy very close to my family’s hometown.

I hope you enjoy this iconic treat with a twist — for the kid in all of us.


• 5 cups Rice Krispies

• 1 (10-ounce) package mini marshmallows

• 3 tablespoons butter

• 14 ounces Nutella, divided

• 8 ounces white chocolate


In a medium-to-large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add mini marshmallows and stir until marshmallows become a smooth cream. Remove from oven.

Melt 6 ounces of Nutella in the microwave for 20 seconds or until it’s pourable. Add to the marshmallow cream and stir until well combined.

Working quickly, add Rice Krispies and stir until completely coated with marshmallow Nutella cream. Spray an 8-inch by 8-inch baking tin with cooking spray.

Press Rice Krispies firmly into pan in an even layer. Melt 8 ounces of Nutella in microwave for 20 seconds. Melt white chocolate in microwave at 30 second intervals until completely melted.

Pour the Nutella and white chocolate over the top of the Rice Krispies. With a skewer, knife or chop stick, move the chocolates to create a swirling effect. Refrigerate for one to two hours. Cut into squares and enjoy.

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