Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

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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 classic rice krispie treats are my favorite dessert. And a runner up would be our scotcheroos. So why not combine the two for a tasty treat!

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.

Gooey Peanut Butter Treats

I know I get eye rolls and questions from people when I admit this. I mean, I love krispie treats more than chocolate cheesecake, brownies, chocolate chip cookies, potato chip 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.

  • 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!

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.

How to make peanut butter krispie treats

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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.

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.

How to Store 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.

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Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

5 from 11 votes
By: Aimee
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.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 9 treats

Ingredients 

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 16 oz mini marshmallows divided
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
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Instructions 

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

Notes

  • 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!

Nutrition

Calories: 360kcal, Carbohydrates: 60g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 207mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 32g
Course: Rice Krispie Treats
Cuisine: American
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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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Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on November 25, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. Hi Aimee. I am looking for a recipe for Nutella krispie treats. Do you think it would work to just use Nutella in place of the peanut butter in your peanut butter krispie treats recipe? Thanks for your thoughts. Jean F

    1. I don’t have a specific Nutella recipe, but I think swapping out the peanut butter is a great place to start!

  2. 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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