Table of Contents
Do you remember those classic Rice Krispie Treats from your childhood? Well, get ready to take a trip down memory lane with a delicious twist. These Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats with a chocolatey surprise are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. I’m Justin from Cooking with Coit, and today I’ll show you how to make these delightful treats. So, let’s get started!
Ingredients You’ll Need
To whip up these irresistible treats, gather the following ingredients:
- Rice Krispie cereal (any brand will do)
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Peanut butter
- Avocado oil
You’ll also need a large pot, a baking dish, and a heat-resistant bowl.
Let’s Talk Indulgence
Now, I know what you’re thinking – these treats aren’t exactly healthy. And you’re right! Sometimes, you just need a special treat that’s not focused on being super healthy. And let me tell you, these Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are worth every bite. So, let’s dive into the recipe!
First, grease your baking dish. While my recipe calls for a 9×13 baking dish, any similar-sized dish will work just fine. It’s all about making sure the Rice Krispies have room to spread out.
Melting the Goodness
Start by melting a quarter cup of butter in a large pot over low heat. Once the butter has melted, add a 10-ounce bag of marshmallows and stir slowly until they become gooey and melted.
Now, it’s time to add the star ingredient – peanut butter! Mix in a half cup of smooth peanut butter with the marshmallow and butter mixture until well combined. The color will become a beautiful caramel-like hue.
The Perfect Combination
Now, add five cups of Rice Krispie cereal to the pot. Gently mix everything together, making sure the cereal is coated with the marshmallow, peanut butter, and butter mixture. The result should be a gooey and sticky texture that holds together.
Bringing It All Together
Transfer the Rice Krispie mixture to your greased baking dish, spreading it out evenly. Use a spatula to compact the mixture and create a level surface. This will make it easier to cut into neat squares later.
The Chocolatey Finish
Now comes the fun part – melting the chocolate. Fill a pot with water and bring it to a gentle boil. Place a heat-resistant bowl on top of the pot, making sure it’s not touching the water. Add one cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the bowl and stir continuously until melted and smooth. To make the chocolate extra creamy, add two teaspoons of avocado oil.
Pour the melted chocolate over the Rice Krispie mixture, spreading it evenly with a spatula. The chocolate layer should be thin and subtle, but feel free to adjust it to your taste.
Let the Magic Happen
Allow the treats to set and the chocolate to harden by placing the baking dish in a corner away from direct sunlight for about 30 minutes to an hour.
Time to Indulge
Finally, after patiently waiting, it’s time to enjoy these scrumptious Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats. Grab a square, take a bite, and let the nostalgia wash over you. These treats are so good that you might find yourself feeling like a kid again.
If you loved this recipe and want to explore more delicious desserts, check out my dessert recipes playlist.
Remember, life is all about balance, so treat yourself to something special from time to time. And if you’re looking for more mouthwatering recipes and culinary inspiration, be sure to visit El Reno Ok – your go-to resource for all things food and more.
So go ahead, indulge in these Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats and relish every delectable bite. Happy cooking!