Do you ever feel like your days are so busy and exhausting but you have nothing to show for it? That’s how I’ve been feeling for the past week or so. A billion little projects right and left. Heaven help me when I actually have a family in… 20 years.
You know what I do when I desperately need to make something sweet (desserts are critical to life, obviously) but I just don’t have the time? I fall back to the simplest treats I know… rice krispie treats. Keep ‘em traditional, change up the cereal, add some sprinkles, chocolate chips, or… make chocolate peanut butter rice krispie treats.
If you’ve never had chocolate peanut butter, you’ve never lived. I buy Peanut Butter & Co’s Dark Chocolate Dreams variety — I’ve never see any other brands, but I’m sure there must be some others out there. Anyway, all you do is swap some of the butter for the peanut butter, and before you know it you have crisp and gooey chocolate peanut butter treats.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie TreatsRice Krispie treats made with chocolate peanut butter — every chocolate and peanut butter lover’s dream! If you don’t have chocolate peanut butter, substitute regular peanut butter for an equally delicious treat.
Makes 16 bars
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: no-bake
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/3 cup chocolate peanut butter (such as Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams)
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 3-4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray, then line with parchment paper (spraying the pan helps the paper stick to the pan, you’ll appreciate this soon).
In a large mixing bowl, stir the melted butter and peanut butter until blended. Add the marshmallows and microwave on high 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Immediately stir in the cereal, mixing until the cereal is coated evenly.
Immediately press the cereal mixture into the prepared pan, using a wooden spoon (or greased hands) to spread evenly. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.