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Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Indulge in the irresistible delight of Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats! These chewy and crunchy treats combine creamy peanut butter, rich chocolate, and crispy marshmallow-infused Rice Krispies.

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Rice Krispie Treat Squares made with peanut butter and chocolate drizzle with a glass of milk.

Peanut butter rice crispy treats take the beloved classic cereal to a whole new level of deliciousness. The creamy and nutty notes of peanut butter with chocolate perfectly complement the light and airy texture of the Rice Krispies, creating a harmony of flavors and textures

With each bite of peanut butter rice krispies treats, you’ll experience a delightful crunch smothered in gooey marshmallows followed by a burst of rich, peanut buttery goodness that lingers on your taste buds. 

Not only are these homemade peanut butter rice krispie bars irresistible, but they’re also oh-so easy to make! Coated with big marshmallows, peanut butter rice krispie treats with chocolate topping will leave you begging for seconds!

These peanut butter rice krispie bars are also extremely versatile, making them a go-to dessert for parties, bake sales, or simply as a sweet indulgence for yourself. Whether you enjoy them as a nostalgic treat or a decadent dessert, no bake peanut butter rice Krispie treats are sure to captivate your senses and leave you craving for more!

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Ingredients needed to prepare peanut butter rice krispie treats.

How to Make Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

Melting butter in a small saucepan.

STEP ONE: Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the marshmallows, stirring continuously until melted and smooth.

Adding marshmallows to small saucepan to melt with the butter.

STEP TWO: Whisk the peanut butter and salt into the melted marshmallow mixture until well combined.

Adding peanut butter to butter and marshmallow mixture in small saucepan.

STEP THREE: Add the cereal to the pot, then carefully fold the ingredients together with a large wooden spoon or silicone spatula.

Adding rice krispies to peanut butter, marshmallow, and butter mixture in saucepan.

STEP FOUR: Prepare a 9×13-inch glass pan by generously coating it with either butter or a spritz of nonstick cooking spray.

Rice Krispie mixture poured into a clear baking dish.

STEP FIVE: Spread the peanut butter rice crispy treats mixture evenly into the pan. Press down gently on the mixture, but not too much or they’ll come out tough. You can spray your hands with cooking spray to prevent sticking.

Drizzling melted chocolate over rice krispie mixture in a clear baking dish.

STEP SIX: Melt the chocolate in the microwave, heating in 30 seconds bursts, stirring, and repeating until smooth. Transfer to a Ziploc bag and snip off a bottom corner, then drizzle over the peanut butter rice crispy treats.

Close view of chocolate drizzled rice krispie treats in a clear baking dish.

STEP SEVEN: Place the pan in the refrigerator and allow the chocolate peanut butter rice Krispie treats to cool for 1 hour.

STEP EIGHT: Once the peanut butter rice Krispie treats have cooled and hardened, slice them into squares and enjoy!

Chocolate drizzled peanut butter rice krispie treats cut into squares.

What to Serve With Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Variations for Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats

  • Fold in chopped nuts like peanuts, almonds, or cashews into the cereal mixture for added texture and nutty flavor. You can also sprinkle some crushed nuts on top of the peanut butter rice Krispie treats.
  • Drizzle caramel sauce over the chocolate peanut butter rice krispie treats and sprinkle a pinch of flaky sea salt on top!
  • Add mini marshmallows and crushed graham crackers to the cereal mixture to capture the essence of a classic s’mores.
  • Chop up peanut butter cups and fold them into the mixture to amp up the chocolate and peanut butter flavors!
  • Stir in dried fruits like chopped dried cherries, cranberries, or raisins to add a burst of fruity sweetness to the treats.

More Peanut Butter and Rice Krispies Recipes 

A close up view of a chocolate drizzled rice krispie treat on a wooden paddle.

Can I Use a Different Type of Cereal Instead of Rice Krispies?

While Rice Krispies are the classic choice, you can experiment with other cereal options like cornflakes, puffed rice, or even crushed graham crackers for a unique twist on the recipe.

The texture and flavor will vary, but it can be a fun way to create personalized variations.

Can I Freeze Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bars?

Yes, you can freeze peanut butter rice krispies treats.

Wrap them individually or place them in a freezer-safe container with layers of parchment paper in between to prevent sticking. They can be frozen for up to 2-3 months.

Three vertically stacked rice krispie treats drizzled with chocolate.

Can I Make Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats Gluten-Free?

You can make gluten-free peanut butter rice crispy treats by ensuring that the cereal you use is certified gluten-free.

Additionally, double-check that all other ingredients, such as peanut butter and any mix-ins, are also gluten-free.

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Yield: 12 Bars

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treat Squares made with peanut butter and chocolate drizzle with a glass of milk.

Indulge in the irresistible delight of Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats! These chewy and crunchy treats combine creamy peanut butter, rich chocolate, and crispy marshmallow-infused Rice Krispies.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 2 ½ cups mini marshmallows
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups rice krispie cereal
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, melt the butter completely over medium heat. Once the butter is finished melting, add the marshmallows and mix continuously until all of the marshmallows have melted.
  2. Whisk in the peanut butter and salt until the peanut butter is homogenous with the melted marshmallows.
  3. Add the cereal to the pot and use a large wooden spoon or silicone spatula to fold the ingredients together until the cereal is evenly coated in the marshmallow mixture.
  4. Coat a 9x13 inch glass pan in butter or nonstick cooking spray. Spread the cereal mixture into the pan evenly and set aside.
  5. Melt the chocolate for about 1 minute, or until smooth. Transfer the chocolate to a Ziploc bag, cut off one of the corners, and drizzle the chocolate over the cereal mixture.
  6. Place the rice krispie treats in the fridge to cool for 1 hour before slicing.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 253mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 5g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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