Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are a salty twist on the classic no-bake snack made with butter, Rice Krispies, marshmallows, vanilla, and peanut butter! Drizzle with a chocolate topping, this dessert recipe is pure heaven and EASY to make!

A variation on traditional Rice Krispies Treats, this peanut butter version packs flavor and is still super simple to make just like another chocolatey favorite…Chocolate Oreo Rice Krispie Treats, OR, a peanut buttery favorite, Peanut Butter Balls!

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How To Make Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats

This is as easy as 1, 2, 3, and as delicious as can be!

  1. Melt the butter and peanut butter together and then melt the marshmallows.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Spread into a foil-lined 9×13″ baking pan and allow to sit for 20 minutes.

Once set you can spread melted chocolate on top, dip each bar in chocolate, or drizzle with chocolate topping!

Large saucepan with ingredients to make peanut butter rice krispies treats.

Can I Substitute Marshmallow Fluff for Marshmallows?

If you don’t have marshmallows and you do have marshmallow fluff, you can definitely use this as a substitute.

Use one jar (7.5 ounces) of marshmallow creme in place of 4 cups of mini marshmallows. So, in this case, you’d need two jars to make a full recipe.

Can Rice Krispies Treats Be Frozen?

Regular, Chocolate Oreo, and Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are all quick and easy to make. But if you’re really looking for a shortcut, you can freeze them for last-minute emergencies!

After making your batch, wait for it to completely cool. Place in an airtight container, using wax paper to separate layers, and freeze for a maximum of 6 weeks.

They take about 15 minutes to thaw at room temperature.

Rice Krispies Treats in a large pan.

Recipe Tips:

  • Spray your hand with nonstick spray for easy handling.
  • Fresh marshmallows always work and taste best.
  • If you can’t get enough nutty goodness, use peanut butter Rice Krispies in place of plain crispy rice cereal to intensify the deliciousness.
  • You can also throw in some mini chocolate chips for extra decadence.

More Delicious No Bake Treats!

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Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are a salty twist on the classic no-bake snack. Drizzled with chocolate, this dessert recipe is pure heaven and EASY to make!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 15 servings
Author Rebecca

Ingredients  

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 10 cups mini marshmallows divided
  • 8 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate melting wafers

Instructions 

  • Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with aluminum foil and spray it with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • Melt the butter and peanut butter in a large pot. Add in 8 cups of mini marshmallows and stir continuously until the marshmallows have melted.
  • Add in the cereal, vanilla, and remaining 2 cups of mini marshmallows and stir until the cereal is evenly coated.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish, spray your hands with non-stick spray and gently press the mixture into the pan. Don't press down too hard or you'll end up with hard treats.
  • Allow the treats to cool for about 20 minutes before removing from the pan and slicing into 15 squares.
  • Melt the chocolate melting wafers in the microwave on 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until fully melted. Dip the squares in the chocolate or drizzle the chocolate over the squares. Allow the chocolate to harden.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 276 | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1114IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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  1. I have made these treats for at least 50 years using the same basic recipe. To make it super simple and fast I toss a stick of butter and a 1# bag of regular marshmallows into a dutch oven stirring till almost melted. Then in goes the peanut butter (amount negotiable) and when incorporated, the 8 cups of krispies. When totally mixed it is then poured into a well greased pan to cool and cut. This results in a chewy treat loved by all. It may be richer than other recipes but it’s a treat NOT a meal. Just beware of nut allergies if serving a crowd.5 stars

  2. the problem here is that you can never go wrong with the good old classic RICE SQUARE… or by the way I cut treat… they look like the kid toy with all the different shapes you got to put in the holes… I have mastered the 1000 piece puzzle with my cutting skills.,. all different shapes and size…. MASTERED… lol but adding chocolate and Peanut butter.. well let me tell you … I did make a pan today of this easy to put together snack…looks around room… correction… DEEP BREATH … I had a pan of this great little snack… but they seemed to have … chew chew…disappeared ….

    Love your site..5 stars