Peanut butter chocolate rice krispie treats with ganache on top

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

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Chocolate peanut butter rice krispie treats take your favorite childhood favorite treat and make it a whole lot fancier. It has peanut butter in the rice Krispy treat base and is topped with a chocolate peanut butter ganache and toasted peanuts. It is easy and so fun to make.

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Rice krispies

Did you grow up eating and absolutely loving rice krispie treats? Because I did not. I only discovered them when I moved to America and let me tell you, I gained a few pounds from enjoying them a little too much.

They had such a different texture from anything I had experienced before. The soft, yet crunchy texture of a rice krispy treat was something straight out of the heavens.

This time I wanted to take a classic and tweak it a little bit to take it up a notch. What better way to do that than to add peanut butter and a melted chocolate ganache.

This is the best chocolate peanut butter rice krispie treats recipe

If we are being honest, The chocolate peanut butter topping for the rice krispie treats is my favorite part of the whole recipe. It has the best texture ever, it almost reminds me of a soft, melt in your mouth chocolate ganache. That thick layer of chocolate on top just does it for me.

I seriously couldn’t stopped having these when they were ready. #selfcontroloutofthewindow

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What’s so special about these peanut butter rice krispie treats?

I love this puffed rice recipe because it takes a childhood favorite and turns it into an adult delicacy. Here are a few more reasons why I think you should make this:

  • It is the perfect treat for peanut butter and chocolate lovers.
  • Never was there a quicker treat recipe.
  • The chocolate peanut butter layer is creamy and has a chocolate ganache texture.
  • It is the best treat to bring to family gathering or make for celebrations.
  • This is a microwave rice krispy recipe, AKA you can even make it in your dorm room! Hollaaa!
  • They are thick and chewy, and packed with peanut butter flavor.
  • The perfect comfort food recipe that will have you reminiscing of the good old days.
Ingredients Peanut butter chocolate rice krispies

Ingredients to make chocolate peanut butter rice krispie bars

Here are the ingredients you will need to make these homemade rice krispie treats:

  • Marshmallows– I used the large marshmallows but you can also use mini marshmallows.
  • Butter– Use salted butter to give more depth of flavor to your rice krispies.
  • Peanut butter Use smooth peanut butter for the best texture. The peanut butter is incorporated in the rice krispy treats as well as in the chocolate glaze.
  • Puffed rice cereal This is the base of the recipe.
  • Semi sweet chocolate chipsThe chocolate chips will be melted and used to glaze our rice krispy treats.
  • Toasted peanuts– I like to top my chocolate rice krispy treats with some chopped toasted peanut to give them that little oomph!

Can I use chunky peanut butter?

Sure! If you do use chunky peanut butter make sure to use 3-4 tablespoons instead of 2 tablespoons. It will add a more nutty flavor which I’m sure peanut lovers would enjoy!

Can I use natural peanut butter?

This rice krispy treat recipe isn’t really a healthy one. So try to stay away form the natural peanut butter because you risk having the mixture separate which will then lead to your rice krispy treats not hardening up.

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How to make peanut butter chocolate rice krispie treats

  • First start by lining an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper then set aside.
  • In a large bowl start by melting the marshmallows in the microwave for 30-60 seconds or until fully melted. Add in the melted butter and melted peanut butter and stir until combined. Add in the rice krispies and gently fold until fully coated. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and gently flatten into a firm layer using a rubber spatula.

Peanut butter chocolate topping

  • Add in the chocolate chips and the peanut butter into a medium microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments until fully melted. Pour the melted chocolate over the rice krispy treats and gently spread using a spatula. Sprinkle with the toasted peanuts, then refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour or until the chocolate is fully set.
  • Cut 16 equal squares and enjoy!

How to store peanut butter chocolate rice krispies

You can store these rice krispie treats in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks at room temperature. This is how I like to store them so that I can easily sneak a few when the cravings hit.

Can I freeze rice krispy treats?

Absolutely! Tightly wrap them or place them in an airtight container and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight then let them get back to room temperature before enjoying.

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Tips to make the best PB chocolate rice krispies

Here are a few things that will help you make the best rice krispies of your life!

  • Make sure to pack your rice krispy treats tightly so that they stick together when the time to slice them comes.
  • When you spread the chocolate mixture on the rice krispy treats, gently tap the pan on the counter to even out the thick chocolate layer.
  • Don’t store your rice krispy treats in the fridge or they’ll become too hard. You can store them in the fridge if you want them to last longer, just make sure that you are letting them get back to room temperature before you enjoy them!
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Peanut butter chocolate rice krispy treats

Ready to take your regular rice Krispy treats up a notch with this chocolate peanut butter combo. It is easy to make and tastes incredible.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 bars
Calories 167 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 & 1/2 cups large marshmallows
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter melted
  • 3 cup rice krispies

Chocolate glaze

Instructions
 

  • First start by lining an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper then set aside.
  • In a large bowl start by melting the marshmallows in the microwave for 30-60 seconds or until fully melted. Add in the melted butter and melted peanut butter and stir until combined. Add in the rice krispies and gently fold until fully coated. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and gently flatten into a firm layer using a rubber spatula.

Peanut butter chocolate topping

  • Add in the chocolate chips and the peanut butter into a medium microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments until fully melted. Pour the melted chocolate over the rice krispy treats and gently spread using a spatula. Sprinkle with the toasted peanuts, then refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour or until the chocolate is fully set.
  • Cut 16 equal squares and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 86mgPotassium: 116mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 417IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 2mg
Keyword puffed cereal, puffed rice cereal peanut butter, rice krispy treats
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