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Crispy Rice Cereal Chocolate Cheesecake

This cheesecake is a crunchy, chocolatey dream come true! With a crispy rice cereal crust and a rich chocolate cheesecake filling, this dessert is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Tasty Team
91% would make again
Crispy Rice Cereal Chocolate Cheesecake


for 10 servings

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1/2 stick
  • 10 oz mini marshmallows (285 g)
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal (150 g)
  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate (225 g)
  • ¼ cup heavy cream (60 mL)
  • 16 oz cream cheese (455 g), softened
  • ½ cup sugar (100 g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups whipped cream (600 mL), divided
  • 3 oz chocolate bar (90 g), for shaving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 631
  • Fat 32g
  • Carbs 82g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 45g
  • Protein 7g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted. Add the crispy rice cereal and stir to coat.
  3. While the crispy rice cereal mix is still warm, transfer them to a greased 10-inch (25 cm) springform pan.
  4. Using a greased measuring cup, press down into the cereal to form to the pan. Press the edges against the springform pan to create walls. Set aside.
  5. Place the chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl and pour the heavy cream on top. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring until melted, about 1 minute.
  6. In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  7. Pour in the melted chocolate and stir to incorporate.
  8. Add 1½ cups (90 g) of whipped cream to the chocolate mixture and fold with a spatula until combined.
  9. Pour the cheesecake mixture into the crispy rice base and smooth the top with a spatula.
  10. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight, until the cheesecake is set. Release the springform.
  11. Put the remaining cup of whipped cream in a piping bag fitted with a star tip and decorate the top of the cheesecake.
  12. Use a vegetable peeler to shave the chocolate into the middle of the cheesecake.
  13. Slice and serve.
  14. Enjoy!
  15. Don't just wing it -- plan it! Use our meal planner tool in the Tasty app. Download here.
Crispy Rice Cereal Chocolate Cheesecake