Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats...a different kind of birthday cake!

Today is Honeyman's birthday so what better excuse is there for making these yummy treats?!  My husband is a HUGE fan of peanut butter and loves just about any food made with it.  Whenever these treats are made for the Relay for Life bake sale, he usually buys all they have.  He loves peanut butter sooo much that a good portion of his daily food intake consists of something guessed it...peanut butter!

There are probably thirty gazillion Peanut butter Rice Krispie Treat recipes on the internet, so if this is similar to anyone else's recipe, my apologies!  This is a recipe my husband and I came up with some time ago and have played around with it to get just the right peanut butter-marshmellow flavor he enjoys.  I personally prefer these made with crunchy peanut butter, but Honeyman prefers the smooth version.  If you make these yourself, please leave me a comment letting me know what you think!  These are super easy to make and one that kids can help with! Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

  • 1 1/2 cups (around 12 oz.) crunchy or smooth peanut butter
  • 2 regular bags tiny marshmallows (some folks prefer marshmallow creme instead, but I prefer using the actual marshmallows)
  • 1/2 stick of butter (do not substitute margarine)
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies (some prefer chocolate Rice Krispies instead of plain)
  • 9x13 inch rectangular glass, ceramic, or metal pan sprayed lightly with  non-stick cooking spray or greased with butter (I've found that cooking spray works the best)
  • optional ingredients:  add up to 2 of these with the Rice Krispies depending on your taste - chocolate chip morsels; coconut; peanut butter tiny morsels; chopped walnuts; M&M's
Use a large skillet and melt butter over low to medium heat until melted.  Add all the marshmallows to the butter and stir constantly until completely melted, being careful not to burn the marshmallows.  Unless you're using a non-stick skillet, some marshmallow mixture will inevitably stick to the bottom of the pan and darken.  Remove from heat and add all the peanut butter to the butter/marshmallow mixture and stir until well mixed.  Measure out Rice Krispies into a large bowl and pour marshmallow mixture over the Rice Krispies.  Fold mixture together quickly until well combined being careful not to mash the Rice Krispies too much in the process.  Transfer mixture to prepared glass, ceramic, or metal pan and pat into place to fill entire pan. Cover and transfer to refrigerator until chilled. Cut into squares and enjoy!


  1. Over from the sharefest and decided to have an explore. These sound yummy! I shall be giving these a go. You officially have a new follower :)


    1. Thanks so much Kate! They are great and I've made them several times. My husband is a peanut butter fanatic! Thanks for following! More recipes are coming soon!


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