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Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats

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I love this easy recipe for chocolate peanut butter rice krispy treats. They’re simple to make, but the flavor is so complex and fun–like a candy bar you didn’t know you needed. Ha!

You just make your rice krispies like normal (well, mostly like normal) and then you toss on those peanuts and caramel and chocolate. Just so good, you can’t resist.

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Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats

And, in case you can’t see it in the photos, there’s definitely a nice, thick layer of peanut butter and caramel hiding in there to help hold together the peanuts. I mean, are you drooling yet?!

Because caramel and chocolate? Peanut butter and peanuts?

All topping rice krispies treats? So, so good.

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What You Need to Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cups mini-marshmallows
  • 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 cup peanut butter (chunky or creamy)
  • 1 cup of salted peanuts
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
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Tips to Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

Ok. So I have learned a few things about making rice krispies treats while making these. Good news for you, I’m willing to share so you don’t have to fumble through each problem I had.

  • Work your butter and marshmallows over medium low heat. Get it too hot and they’ll scorch. Stir until completely melted in the sauce pan–like seriously keep stirring constantly.
  • Don’t bother putting corn syrup in it–it will not help hold anything together better than the marshmallows–don’t ask why I was experimenting with it.
  • You can melt the butter and stir in your peanut butter–or just make a layer of peanut butter like I did. But don’t try to add the peanut butter after you’ve added the marshmallows. It’s going to get gloppy and weird.
  • Definitely line your baking sheet with wax paper and maybe even lightly spray with cooking spray, to make sure that you can get nice, clean squares. And let the treats cool to room temperature before you try to cut it–there can not be clean squares with warm krispies.
  • To add a tiny bit more flavor, you can add a dash of sea salt and vanilla extract–you know, just for a different vibe.
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Now, one thing that I like to do is find yummy recipes and then promptly lose them because I get distracted and wander off. Then I’m all sorts of sad that I don’t have the yumminess and I can’t find it.

Tragedy.

So if you don’t want to be like me, be sure to pin this to your favorite easy dessert recipes board on pinterest, that way you can find it again quick in that moment when you’re ready for this drool-worthy treat.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats
Yield: 9

Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

I love how easy this recipe for peanut butter chocolate rice krispies treats is. Literally one of the most crunchy, tasty treats ever made.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cups mini-marshmallows
  • 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 cup peanut butter (chunky or creamy)
  • 1 cup of salted peanuts
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat while stirring. 
  2. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until completely melted. Add ½ of the peanut butter and stir until combined. 
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add cereal to saucepan. Stir until all of the cereal is well coated.
  5. Press cereal mixture into the prepared baking dish. 
  6. Allow treats to cool for about 10 minutes. 
  7. Spread remaining peanut butter over the top of the treats in an even layer.
  8. Press salted peanuts in the top of the treats in an even layer.
  9. Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring between each increment, until the chocolate is completely melted.
  10. Drizzle melted chocolate over the top of the treats.
  11. Allow chocolate to set for 20 minutes on the counter.
  12. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield

9

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 532Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 10mgSodium 321mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 4gSugar 28gProtein 13g

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