Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats


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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

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 15 servings
Author Rebecca
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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!

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

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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.

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
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I’m Rebecca, and Sugar & Soul is where I blend my traditional roots and millennial imagination. I’m a self taught baker, photographer and traveler with a business degree and a dream. I’m married to my high school sweetheart, Matt, and currently reside in Central Maine. I’m so glad you stopped in and I hope I can inspire you to bake a batch of cookies or head off on a new adventure!

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