Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats

If you have followed this blog for a bit than you know I LOVE peanut butter and anytime I can use it or peanut butter cups in a recipe I do. The inspiration for this recipe came from a photo that I saw on Pinterest, the recipe is from Food Snots it's delicious!

I am a huge fan of homey, easy desserts, especially if they are cereal treats with marshmallows or corn syrup, so these treats were right up my alley.

Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats
Adapted from Food Snots

6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
1 bag of Reeses mini peanut butter cups or Reeses Rabbitts from Easter
5 Tbs butter or margarin
3 Tbs light karo syrup
1 (10 ounce) package plus 2 heaping cups of mulit colored miniature marshmallows
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine cereal and diced Reeses. Set aside. Spray a 8 x 8 in. pan with cooking spray and set aside.

In a large pot melt butter over low heat. Add karo syrup and marshmallows and stir continuously until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and add cereal mixture into the pot and fold together just until cereal is evenly coated.  Press mixture into the 8 x 8 in. pan. Set aside.

In a small microwave safe bowl, add peanut butter. Microwave for 30 second to a minute to melt. Set aside to let cool slightly. In a separate small microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate at 30 second intervals, stir between intervals, until smooth. Set aside to let cool slightly. You can either drizzle the peanut butter and the chocolate over the treats or pour over the top and swirl around.

What do you think? Is this somethng you will try?

Enjoy and have a great day!


Palomasea said...

Yummy, gooey, chocolatey, peanut buttery, marshmallowey (I think I am making up words here as I print out this recipe!)
Thank you, dear friend!! My daughter will not eat peanut butter unless it's combined with chocolate in some way...these will be the perfect treat...
Sending sweet wishes!
- Irina

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

Chocolate and peanut butter...is there any better combination Elizabeth?? I am a closet Reeses Peanut Butter Cup eater from way back. Nearly died and went to heave when I saw the four pack!

Jeanne xx

Palomasea said...

Thank you, dear friend, for offering to share more of these recipes!
I will try this one out (I still want to make those chocolate cupcakes!)...
We have a lovely "natural" restaurant in town called "The Good Earth"...they make the yummiest peanut butter/carob blondies...amazing. Have you tried anything similar?
A sweet week to you, dear Elizabeth!
- Irina

Revi said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Revi here. I saw the name "chocolate," and then the krispy treats, and I was a goner. I'm following you back! My daughter is SO going to love these. Well, me too. :)