Peanut butter and chocolate Rice Krispie Squares…

10 Apr


I am going to let you all in on a little secret…there are things in life that I hate. Okay well, most for most of them hate is too strong a word. I mean, I don’t sit around all day long plotting their destruction…although in the case of laundry maybe that is true because really the amount of laundry that a family of five produces is ridiculous, especially when you are trying to figure out peak and non-peak usage times for hydro…

So okay, there are things I dislike. As we have discussed I don’t care for laundry, I don’t like cleaning the floor, or doing the dishes…they all seem futile as two seconds later they are all dirty again…I am not good at getting rid of things, especially if they were a favourite (of mine or my kiddos and I really dislike mosquitos (this borders on hate but since they do out number me about 8 bazillion to 1 I figure spending too much time plotting their deaths won’t do much except for turning the rest of the swarms against me).

So the biggest part of the secret is this…I really dislike Rice Krispie Squares…please don’t turn against me now. I don’t understand it either…I mean I like the cereal. Sometimes I eat it for breakfast (it is the cereal I buy for myself on the rare occasion that I get a cereal). And who doesn’t like marshmallows?! There is just something about them together that I am not keen on…

I wonder if it goes back to when I was little and I was making them with my sister’s godmother…we were using the big marshmallows and I threw one into the melted butter, which of course splashed her and I got a wee bit of a scolding…that’s it…it must be her fault.

Anyway, my family doesn’t share this aversion to them, and the cereal had been on sale for a ridiculously good price so I had an abundance…I happened to have a few leftover marshmallows too and then I had a thought…why not add chocolate and peanut butter…OMG I might be a convert!DSC_3744

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

(adapted from the cereal box)

2Tbsps butter or margarine

2 1/2 cups of mini marshmallows

1/4 tsp vanilla

3 cups of rice krispie cereal

1/4 cup of natural peanut butter ( I figured that with the sweetness of the marshmallows this was the perfect place to cut out other sugar)

1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate (you can use chocolate chips but I was out)

1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted.

2. Mix peanut butter and vanilla into marshmallow mixture. Stir in rice krispies and mix until coated. Add chocolate bits (they will melt a bit).

3. Spread into a greased (or parchment lined pan…I used an 8×8).

4. Here is where the magic happens. I put another 3/4 cup (approx) or peanut butter in the microwave just until it melted enough to spread easily and poured it across the top of mixture in the pan. Place in the fridge just to set it a bit.

5. While the peanut butter is setting melt as much or as little chocolate (your choice). Remove pan from the fridge and pour (or drizzle) the chocolate across the top. I melted enough chocolate to cover the entire pan, but it is really up to your taste. You could then drizzle more peanut butter across the top to make it fancy 😀

I plan on making these again really soon…it will be a good way to use up those “extra” chocolate bunnies lying around.



One Response to “Peanut butter and chocolate Rice Krispie Squares…”

  1. Andrea Lorange April 11, 2012 at 6:10 am #

    My mom always made peanut butter rice crispie squares instead of the marshmallow ones because she figured they were healthier. As a kid, I always liked going to pot lucks or other people’s houses because then I got the marshmallow ones instead =] Peanut butter ones are awesome though, lol!

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