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HERSHEY'S Chocolate Crispy Bars


1 hour 15 minutes
Skill Level
24 bars

Chocolate chip crispy treats are an easy dessert that don’t require a lot of baking skill. This recipe goes to another level of deliciousness without adding any complicated extra steps. Just mix in HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Chips, pieces of your favorite HERSHEY’S Candy Bars, puffed rice cereal, and pretzels for an easy treat.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
17 minutes
Cool Time
45 minutes


  • About 8 (1.55-oz. bars)
    HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bars and HERSHEY'S Cookies 'N' Crème Bar, desired combination
  • 2 cups
    HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips (11.5-oz. pkg.)
  • 3/4 cup
    butter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks)
  • 9 cups
    miniature marshmallows (1-1/2 (10-oz.) bags)
  • 7-1/2 cups
    crisp rice cereal or puffed rice
  • 1-1/2 cups
    mini pretzels


Equipment Needed 
baking dish baking dish
parchment paper Parchment Paper
measuring cups Measuring Cups
microwave-safe bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
microwave Microwave
saucepan Saucepan
stove top Stovetop
cutting board Cutting Board

Butter 13x9x2-inch dish. Line base and sides with parchment paper; butter paper. Set aside. Remove wrappers from candy bars; break into sections. Combine in desired flavor amounts to get 3 cups candy bar sections. Set aside.


Pace chocolate chips in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and smooth when stirred.


Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows, stirring to coat. As they start to melt, add melted chocolate chips; continue stirring. Gradually start to add cereal, continuing to stir. Stir in about 2-1/4 cups candy bar sections and 1 cup pretzels, mixing just until coated but not melted. Quickly press mixture into prepared dish. Immediately sprinkle remaining pretzels and candy bar sections over surface, pressing in lightly. (There will be some melting of candy bars.) Cool completely.


To serve, lift out of pan using parchment paper as handles; place on cutting board. Peel sides down; cut into squares.

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