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Peanut Butter Candy Corn Krispie Treats

Chewy Peanut Butter Krispie treats topped with Candy Corn, Peanuts, and Reese’s Pieces. This adaption of everyone’s favorite childhood treat is here just in time for Halloween!

Love fall baking? Don’t forget to try my favorite Pumpkin Cupcakes or these soft and chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies!

Peanut Butter Krispie Treats with Candy corn and Reeses Pieces

Fun Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

If I’m known for one thing, I hope it’ll be my devotion to creating the perfect Perfect Rice Krispie Treats Recipes.

Everyone makes different fun flavored cupcakes and cookies for different occasions, so why not do the same thing with MY favorite dessert?

These seasonal rice krispies are inspired by the one of my favorite candy bars: Paydays! Anyone else LOVE Payday Candy bars?

The salty peanuts with the chewy marshmallow krispie treats alone is rewarding. But then you add on some candy corn, peanuts and Reese’s pieces, and this is definitely a PayDay dessert!

Need to know how to make Rice Krispie Treats? I’ve got all the tips and tricks for success, plus dozens of ideas!

Peanut Butter Krispie Treats with Candy corn and Reeses Pieces

Ingredient Notes

  • Rice cereal – Use puffed rice cereal or substitute other cereals like rice chex or cheerios to mix things up.
  • Marshmallows – A combo of both mini and full sized marshmallows makes these extra delicious. You melt the big ones in with the cereal while the mini ones get folded in whole for extra chewiness. Tip: Use FRESH marshmallows for best results.
  • Peanuts and peanut butter – Dry roasted peanuts are my preference for the topping! For the peanut butter, any creamy variety will work, though sweetened kinds will of course make your rice krispie treats sweeter than if you use natural unsweetened types.
  • Candy topping – I used both candy corn and reese’s pieces on top of these treats!

Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1. Melt marshmallows and butter

In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir constantly over low heat until the marshmallows are totally melted.

STEP 2. Add cereal and peanut butter

Remove the marshmallow mixture from heat and quickly stir in the peanut butter. Add cereal and stir until combined. Fold in mini marshmallows.

STEP 3. Press into pan and top

Pour the peanut butter rice krispie mixture into a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Using the butter wrapper (or lightly buttered fingers), gently press the krispies into the pan.

Top the treats with melted peanut butter morsels. Sprinkle with candy, peanuts and candy corn, pressing lightly to make sure they stick to the peanut butter.

STEP 4. Set

Cover the pan with foil and let the krispie treats set at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

Lift the treats out of the pan in the parchment paper, remove the paper and then cut into squares. Enjoy!

Tips and Tricks

  • Storing: Store your Peanut Butter Candy Corn Treats at room temperature in a tightly sealed container. They’ll keep about 2 – 3 days tasting fresh and chewy!
  • Pressing bars: For soft, chewy bars be sure to NOT press the rice krispie mixture too hard when adding it to the pan. Use light pressure and make sure your fingers are lightly buttered or damp.
Peanut Butter Krispie Treats cut into a square and topped with M&M's, candy corn, and peanuts.

Recipe FAQs

Why do my rice krispies treats get hard?

There are a few common mistakes that can lead to hard, tough Rice Krispie Treats. Make sure to use fresh cereal and marshmallows and keep the heat on low when adding the marshmallows to the butter.
Most importantly, do NOT press too too hard when spreading the treat mixture in the pan! The harder you press, the harder the bars will be.

Do rice krispie treats need to be refrigerated?

Big NO! Chilling rice crispy treats will make them hard.

Can you freeze rice krispy treats?

Another no. Some say they have good results with freezing rice krispie treats but I find freezing makes them taste stale and less than appealing.

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Yield: 16 large bars

Peanut Butter Candy Corn Krispie Treats

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Chewy Peanut Butter Krispie treats topped with Candy Corn, Peanuts, and Reese's Pieces. This adaption of everyone's favorite childhood treat is here just in time for Halloween!

Ingredients

For the krispie treats:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 bag (10oz) marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 5 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

For the topping:

  • 1 bag (10oz) peanut butter morsels, melted
  • 1/2 cup Reese's Pieces
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, salted
  • 1/2 cup candy corn

Instructions

  1. Line a 9inch square baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and turn to low heat, stirring constantly until marshmallows are completely melted. Remove from heat and add peanut butter, stirring quickly. Add cereal and stir until combined. Fold in mini marshmallows.
  3. Pour krispie treats into baking dish. Using the butter wrapper (or lightly buttered fingers), gently press the krispies into the pan. DO NOT OVER PRESS, this will lead to dry treats.
  4. Top the treats with the melted peanut butter morsels. Sprinkle with candy, peanuts and candy corn. Press those into the melted peanut butter. Cover with foil. Allow to set, about 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from pan, remove parchment paper, and cut into squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days. ENJOY.

Notes

  • There are a few common mistakes that can lead to hard, tough Rice Krispie Treats. Make sure to use fresh cereal and marshmallows and keep the heat on low when adding the marshmallows to the butter.Most importantly, do NOT press too too hard when spreading the treat mixture in the pan! The harder you press, the harder the bars will be.
  • Do rice krispie treats need to be refrigerated? Big NO! Chilling rice crispy treats will make them hard.
  • Can you freeze rice krispy treats? Another no. Some say they have good results with freezing rice krispie treats but I find freezing makes them taste stale and less than appealing.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Peanut Butter Candy Corn Rice Krispies take two of my favorite foods–Payday bars and Rice Krispie Treats–and combine them in one unbelievable dessert bar.

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on October 27, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. These look great! I tried making my own Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats, but wasn’t happy with how they turned out. Will definitely have to try yours, instead! I have a feeling the PB would help to cut the extra sweetness from the candy corn!

  2. Can your recipes BE any more amazing?! I think not! I LOVE the combination of honey roasted peanuts and candy corn ever since you gals told me about it last year! Obsessed. I need these puffy marshmallow treats in my life!

  3. I have not made crispie treats in for ever. I know the last time I did though it had tons of peanut butter 🙂 That caramel corn looks fantastic!!

  4. Ooh, love these photos and LOVE this flavor combo! Pb and candy corn is the perfect Halloween bar!

  5. Since I crave something salty or sweet every single day, a pan of these treats would go very, very quickly! We need to get together for lunch, I’ll bring the sandwiches you bring the treats!

  6. I bet these taste FANTASTIC! I love the taste of candy corn and peanut butter… and when does a rice krispie treat not taste good 🙂 I so NEED to start shopping too 🙂

  7. I love all the flavors in these Rice Krispie Treats. I used to listen to Christmas music this early, but this year I’m trying to wait just a little longer.

    1. It keeps me from pulling out the decorations too early!! I can do any of the “snowy” songs yet…not ready for WHITE.

  8. I love RKTreats. And with PB. And with CANDY corn!! And Reese’s. This is my dream dessert. Old school marshmallows/cereal bars/nobake stuff – with PB, yep, my heaven 🙂

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