Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Chow on 10.18.11
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When most people think of Rice Krispie treats, they think of gooey marshmallow squares. Growing up whenever I'd hear that they were being served, I'd get all excited and then be totally disappointed when these crispy marshmallow-y squares arrived. That's because my mother always made these chocolate and peanut butter Rice Krispie treats, and in my opinion the standard Rice Krispie treat doesn't even compare. In fact, I don't even touch the marshmallow kind. I've never seen them anywhere other than in my own family's kitchen so I thought I'd share this recipe with everyone to offer up a different and ridiculously delicious twist on this classic kid treat.

DIY double boiler

Ingredients:

1 package semi-sweet morsels (I like the mini ones because they melt faster)
1 ½ cups of chunky peanut butter
3 cups of Rice Krispies
1 tbsp. butter

chocolate peanut butter rice krispie treat ingredients

Melt the chocolate morsels in a double boiler or create your own with a pot of boiling water and a glass or metal bowl on top (be sure to have an ovit mitt handy as they will get hot). Stir regularly until completely melted. Add peanut butter and stir until it is thoroughly blended with chocolate. Remove from heat and add Rice Krispies blending until the mixture reaches a consistent texture. Grease brownie pan with butter (do not use cooking spray as these will not be cooked, but the butter will melt into the hot mixture). Spread mixture evening into pan and refrigerate for approximately two hours or until mixture is completely set.

chocolate peanut butter rice krispie treat set

Remove baking dish from refrigerator and cut into squares with a sharp knife. Enjoy!

Note: These treats will not be big and fluffy like your typical Rice Krispie treat. They can't be molded into any shape you imagine, but they are more dense and rich, and did I mention super delicious!

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