Chocolate Covered Rice Cakes Recipe

gluten free & dairy free

Chocolate covered rice cakes are easy to make at home. They're the perfect sweet and salty snack and make a great base to add fun toppings to!

September 21, 2023
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Chocolate Covered Rice Cakes are a delicious sweet and salty snack you can easily make at home. And bonus – you only need two ingredients!

Chocolate rice cakes can be customized to your liking. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and semi sweet chocolate chips will all work. There’s also thicker rice cakes, if you prefer more rice cake than chocolate, or thinner rice cakes if you prefer more chocolate. 

Love a good easy snack? Try my Maple Butter Popcorn!

chocolate covered rice cakes

These rice cakes are:

  • gluten free
  • dairy free (with dairy free chocolate)
  • crunchy
  • the perfect snack or healthy dessert
chocolate covered rice cakes

Chocolate Covered Rice Cakes – Ingredients

Rice cakes – I love the Lundberg organic brand. They have regualr sized rice cakes that are round, and thinner square options as well. But any brand rice cake will work for this recipe.

Chocolate chips – I love guittard milk chocolate for this recipe, but your favorite brand of chocolate chips will work as well! If you want dark chocolate covered rice cakes, be sure to use your favorite brand of dark chocolate. 

Chocolate coated rice cakes are difficult to find at the store. So use this recipe instead! Every website will have their own way of making these easy chocolate covered rice cakes, but here’s how I like to do it. 

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Chocolate Covered Rice Cakes – How To Make

First, melt chocolate chips over the stove or a double boiler. Additionally you can use the microwave in 20-30 second intervals giving it a stir in between. 

Wait for the melted chocolate to cool just a bit so it’s not super hot. We don’t want it to soften the rice cake. Just wait a few minutes, otherwise the chocolate can harden again. 

Next, place the rice cake into the melted chocolate. Use a spoon to coat both sides.

Then, using the back of the spoon, scrape off any excess chocolate back into the bowl.

Finally, place the chocolate covered rice cake on some wax paper to cool. Let the rice cakes come to room temperature before handling and eating.

chocolate covered rice cakes

Chocolate Covered Rice Cakes – Level It Up

You can add lots of toppings and flavor combinations to chocolate covered rice cakes. Here’s a few ideas, but feel free to experiment on your own with flavors you love!

Nut Butter Rice Cake – Add a layer of peanut butter onto the top of your rice cake before coating it in chocolate. Then you’ll have a delicious chocolate peanut butter rice cake! Any nut butter will work here. 

PB&J Rice Cake – You could even add a layer of jelly on top of the nut butter before coating it in melted chocolate.

All The Toppings Ric Cake – Top your chocolate rice cakes with flaky sea salt, dried fruit, crushed pretzels or cereal, hemp seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, fresh fruit, chopped candy bars – the possibilities are endless!

Rice cakes covered in chocolate are the best quick and easy snack! You’ll love them!

chocolate covered rice cakes

Chocolate Covered Rice Cakes – FAQ’s

Q: Are chocolate covered rice cakes healthy?

A: Depending on your brand of rice cakes and chocolate – I say yes! If you’re health conscious, choose a brand of rice cakes without preservatives or GMO’s. I love the Lundberg organic brand. For chocolate, go with dark chocolate since there is less sugar. There’s even chocolate brands that sweeten their chocolate with dates or coconut sugar! That would be the healthies option. 

Q: Can I eat chocolate rice cakes?

A: Yes! If you are not allergic to any of the ingredents, you can definitly eat them. Or better yet, make your own with the recipe above!

chocolate covered rice cakes

Q: Do they make chocolate rice cakes?

A: Yes! They do! Smith’s simple truth has some, and Quaker does too

Q: How healthy are rice cakes?

A: This depends on your idea of health! And we all know there’s a million opinions out there. But if you’re health conscious, go with a brand like Lundberg. The ingredients in their rice cakes are just organic brown rice and sea salt. These are one of the best options out there. Rice cakes aren’t really nutrient dense, but they’re a great preservative free snack, and you can top them with nut butter, or turkey slices and veggies to increase the nutrient density of your snack. They are pretty carb heavy and only have 1 gram of protein per cake. So I think as long as you eat them in moderation, and balance out the carbs with some extra protein and healthy fat, you’re good to go!

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More chocolate recipes:
Texas Sheet Cake
Paleo Crinkle Cookies
Easy Almond Butter Cups

chocolate covered rice cakes

Chocolate Covered Rice Cakes

Chocolate covered rice cakes are the perfect snack! They're sweet and salty and easy to make at home. Switch up the flavor by adding different toppings or nut butters.
Servings 6 rice cakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes


  • 6 rice cakes
  • 1 cup chocolate chips I love guittard brand
  • optional toppings see post for ideas


  • Make a double boiler by adding 2 inches of water to a small pot, and placing a glass or metal bowl on top. The bowl should not be touching the water.**
  • Add the chocolate chips to the bowl.
  • Bring the water to a boil, then turn it down to a simmer. Stir the choclate chips until all melted.
  • Once the chocoalte is melted, carefully remove it from the heat and let stand for one minute.
  • Place the rice cake into the chocoalte. Use a spoon to coat the rice cake in the melted chocolate. Once coated, hold the rice with two fingers, and use the back of the spoon to scrape off any excess chocolate. You just need a thin layer.
  • Place the chocoalte covered rice cakes on a piece of wax paper and allow the chocolate to harden before eating.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.



**alternately, you can melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between.


Serving: 1rice cakeCalories: 219kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 3.6gFat: 8gSodium: 81mgFiber: 1.7gSugar: 14g
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious
Calories: 219kcal
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate coated rice cakes, chocolate covered rice cakes, chocolate rice cakes, rice cakes
Diet: dairy free, gluten free, vegan

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