These chocolate covered rice cakes are so great to snack on or as desserts or healthy treats. They are highly adaptable because you can decide what kind of chocolate and what toppings you want to add.
You've seen chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate covered churros, chocolate covered pretzels...
And now, I'm introducing chocolate covered rice cakes! This is a great treat to make for yourself or with the kids because it is so easy. It does take a few extra minutes than grabbing a rice cake from the pantry, but the results are worth it!
Plain Rice Cakes - you can find these just about anywhere, and really, you can get creative and try different flavor varieties if you'd like!
Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips - I use chocolate chips that are labeled as "non-dairy." I like playing with the different brands to see which chocolate tastes best. Enjoy Life and Simple Truth are my favorite brands of vegan chocolate, but you may have other options available where you live.
Toppings of Choice - I like chocolate-covered rice cakes with chocolate chips, nuts, dried berries (such as cranberries and blueberries), nut or seed butters, coconut flakes... really anything that sounds good that I have on hand at the time!
Look how easy it is to make chocolate covered rice cakes!
Step-by-Step Instructions for Chocolate Covered Rice Cakes
Step 1 - Take the chocolate chips and place in a medium to large bowl. Place in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir well. Place back into the microwave for only 30 seconds, stir well and repeat for another 30 seconds if needed until you attain consistency you desire for spreading.
Step 2 - Take the melted bowl of chocolate and use a spoon spread onto a rice cake. Add topping of choice and set on a cooling rack until chocolate hardens. Serve and enjoy!
These Chocolate Covered Rice Cakes are everything you’ve ever needed when it comes to yummy snacks:
- Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! Need I say more?
- They are so simple and fuss-free to make.
- They also travel really well in school lunches.
Holly's Insider Pro Tips
Don't Burn the Chocolate
Be careful when melting chocolate as burnt chocolate tastes very bitter. After the first minute stir well and heat only 30 seconds at a time after that.
Get Fancy with the Chocolate
Chocolate chips, chocolate chunks and chocolate syrup - semi-sweet chocolate and chocolate with peanut butter - any type of chocolate actually... I mean, you kinda can't go wrong!
Add toppings that are good for you
For a healthy treat, try dried cranberries or blueberries. If you're trying to include more whole grains and seeds in your diet, try adding rolled oats, hemp seeds, ground flax.
Instead of spreading the chocolate, you can dip it first and then spread around with a butter knife.
Chocolate Covered Rice Cakes FAQs
While chocolate rice cakes by themselves are not necessarily the healthiest food ever, sometimes you're looking for something that will satisfy that sweet tooth craving. Chocolate covered rice cakes do contain much less sugar than chocolate baked goods or chocolate candies. Plus, dark chocolate does contain antioxidants!
Absolutely - otherwise the chocolate could get messy and these rice cakes are too pretty to ruin!
The chocolate covered rice cakes are delicious plain, but they also pair well with sweet and savory toppings. Try pairing them up with fruit spreads or nut butter. Freeze-dried fruits, fresh fruit, or nuts are also great options.
You will not have any problems storing chocolate covered rice cakes in an air-tight container and in the refrigerator. They should last for a good 4-5 days if you do this before the rice cakes begin to soften from the chocolate coating.
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Chocolate Covered Rice Cakes
- 16 Plain rice cakes
- 11.5 ounces chocolate chips
- Toppings of choice nuts, dried fruit, freeze dried fruit, fresh fruit, nut butters
- Place chocolate chips in a medium to large bowl. Place in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir well. Place back into the microwave for only 30 seconds, stir well and repeat for another 30 seconds, if needed, until you attain a spreadable consistency.
- Use a spoon spread melted chocolate onto a rice cake. Add toppings of choice and set on a cooling rack until chocolate hardens. Serve and enjoy!