Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Thick and chewy, these Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are a family favorite recipe! You’ll love how easy they are to make with my tips and tricks.

Thick and chewy, these Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are a family favorite recipe! You'll love how easy they are to make with my tips and tricks.

It’s no secret around here that Rice Krispie treats are my favorite dessert.

I know I get eye rolls and questions from people when I admit this. I mean, I love them more than brownies, chocolate chips cookies, and chocolate cake.

Truth.

My family has dozens of stories about how I may have an addiction to the classic rice krispie treat, and how they have to be creative in “hiding” the pan of treats from me.

Why Rice Krispie Treats?

  • No bake dessert ready in minutes!
  • Chewy, flavorful, delicious
  • Childhood nostalgia
  • Easy enough for kids to help make!

Anyway, in an effort to add to my growing list of Rice Krispie treat recipes, I’ve got a new one!

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Thick and chewy, these Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are a family favorite recipe! You'll love how easy they are to make with my tips and tricks.

STEP 1. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add all but one cup of the mini marshmallows, turn heat to low, and continue cooking and stirring until marshmallows are melted.

STEP 2. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. Add in rice krispies cereal and stir until blended. Fold in remaining mini marshmallows.

STEP 3. Pour mixture into a parchment paper lined 9-inch square baking dish. DO NOT press them in tightly. Allow to set one hour. Cut and enjoy.

How to Store Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

For maximum freshness, store in an airtight container or ziploc bag for up to 3 days.

I don’t recommend freezing Rice Krispie Squares.

Thick and chewy, these Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are a family favorite recipe! You'll love how easy they are to make with my tips and tricks.

Tips and Tricks

  • Using parchment paper is a great way to remove your krispie treats from the pan. 
  • Use fresh marshmallows. Don’t think that any marshmallows will work, especially the hard ones in the back of your pantry. USE FRESH.
  • Choose a regular brand of creamy peanut butter, NOT a natural version. The natural peanut butters tend to have too much oil.
  • DO NOT (I repeat) DO NOT press these bars into your pan firmly. Using your fingertips, GENTLY press them in just until they are spread out. The harder you pack them in, the harder they are when it’s time to eat them!
  • The trick to pressing them in your pan without sticking to your hands is to run your fingers in water, shake off the excess, and press. Voila. No sticking!

Thick and chewy, these Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are a family favorite recipe! You'll love how easy they are to make with my tips and tricks.

More Rice Krispie Treat Recipes:

Yield: 9 treats

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Thick and chewy, these Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are a family favorite recipe! You'll love how easy they are to make with my tips and tricks.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 16oz mini marshmallows, divided
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add all but one cup of the mini marshmallows, turn heat to low, and continue cooking and stirring until marshmallows are melted.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. Add in rice krispies cereal and stir until blended. Fold in remaining mini marshmallows.
  3. Pour mixture into a parchment paper lined 9-inch square baking dish. DO NOT press them in tightly. Allow to set one hour. Cut and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 14mg Sodium: 207mg Carbohydrates: 60g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 32g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.
Thick and chewy, these Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are a family favorite recipe! You'll love how easy they are to make with my tips and tricks.

Thick and chewy, these Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are a family favorite recipe! You’ll love how easy they are to make with my tips and tricks.

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5 comments on “Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats”

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  3. Andie

    These look so amazing! I love Rice Krispy treats and adding PB sounds like a genius idea to me.

  4. Jen

    My son gets his braces off next week and has been begging for marshmallow treats. I’m going to surprise him with these!

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