Friday, February 22, 2013

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

I was struck on my way home from work the other day with this desire, no this need, to make Rice Krispie treats.  A million years have gone by since I last made these sticky sweet bars of joy.  As a kid, my sister and I used to make them all the time.  They are the perfect kid dessert.  All you need is a microwave and gratification is relatively instant.  Because I am clearly obsessed with peanut butter and chocolate desserts, I chose to dress these treats up with a healthy blanket of peanut butter milk chocolate frosting.  And some cow sprinkles...for whimsy.

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats adapted from the back of the Rice Krispie Box

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 package large marshmallows
  • 7 cups Rice Krispies cereal
In a microwave safe bowl, dump in butter, peanut butter, and marshmallows.  Microwave on high for about 2 minutes, stopping in the middle to give it a stir.  You want your marshmallow and peanut butter to be melted but not burned, so it may take less time in your microwave.  Stir in Rice Krispies.  Press in to a greased (I cannot stress that word enough) 9x13 inch pan.  I actually lined mine with parchment paper.  You might want to do that.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting

  • 2-12 ounce packages milk chocolate chips (feel free to use semisweet chocolate here, I just happen to think peanut butter and milk chocolate go best together)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

In a microwave safe bowl, dump in chocolate chips and peanut butter.  Microwave on high for 30 second intervals stirring between each interval until chocolate chips are melted.  Spread on Rice Krispie treats. 

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