Sunday, August 1, 2010

Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats

Cue the orchestra and choir! "HALLELUJAH!" So I don't think my mouth has ever, ever tasted something so scrumdidlyumptious for dessert. Ever. Okay, I might be exaggerating because there have been some amazing sweets that have made their way to my mouth, but these are right up there with number one. I know what you're thinking: "Rice krispy treats? Really? How borrrring." Well, quit thinking that! It's rude! What you should be thinking is, "Holy heck these sound amazing!" You'll thank me for influencing your thoughts when you try these bars. They are SO simple to make and will make you happy. They made me happy. Twice. Within one week. Oops. Better get on that treadmill.

As a side note, I only made half a pan because Husband wanted the other half of the pan plain; strange, strange man. These are amazing. I'm obsessed.

Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats
Yield: 9x13 pan, about 24 bars
Source: browneyedbaker

6 cups Rice Krispies
10.5 oz bag of mini marshmallows
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 bag (12 oz) mini Reese's peanut butter cups, roughly chopped (it's about 40 mini PB cups)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (original recipe calls for milk chocolate but I like semi-sweet better for this)

-Butter the bottom and sides of a 9x13 baking pan.

-Measure the cereal into a large mixing bowl and set aside.

-Melt the marshmallows and butter together in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.

-Pour the melted butter/marshmallows over the Rice Krispies and stir well so all the cereal gets coated by the creamy deliciousness. Transfer to the buttered 9x13 pan and use a piece of buttered wax paper or a spatula to press into place.

-In the microwave, melt the butter in a heat-proof bowl until thin, about 1 min. Pour over the bars in the pan.

-Sprinkle the chopped peanut butter cups over the peanut butter; they will slowly melt into the peanut butter and continue to do so in the next step when you add the chocolate.

-In the same bowl you used for the peanut butter, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. This works best in 30 second increments: heat 30 seconds, stir, repeat until the chocolate chips are melted. Be patient; this whole melting of chocolate chips in the microwave is tedious.

-Using the back of a spoon, drizzle the melted chocolate over the peanut butter cups. Lick the spoon (and dish if no one is watching) to make sure you don't waste any chocolate.

-Place the pan in the refrigerator to set before cutting and serving. Trust me, it's worth the wait.

-Store in the refrigerator if your house is always hot like mine; otherwise, an airtight container in a cool place will work.

-Try not to eat these all in one day. I wish you luck, my friend.


  1. you should know that i totally ate ... one, yes, we'll say ONE, of these for breakfast yesterday. and today.

  2. I really like the swirls. There must be something wrong with your husband if he wanted his plain, because those as though they'd beat any other rice krispy treat.



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