Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Happy November!! We’re about a week into one of my favorite months and less than two weeks away from Thanksgiving :) I don’t have much to say along with today’s post – because I would be annoyingly redundant if I, yet again, expressed my love for all things peanut butter + chocolate. Y’all know that I’m obsessed. Here’s yet another recipe to add to that category. These bars are incredibly rich, so if you make them, I’d suggest cutting them into teeny tiny little squares.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
Recipe source: yourcupofcake.com
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1st Layer: Cereal
3 cups Crispy Rice cereal
1/2 of a 10 oz bag of marshmallows
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2nd Layer: Peanut Butter Fudge
Peanut Butter Fudge
1/2 cup butter, softenend
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1-1/4 cup mini peanut butter cups

3rd Layer: Cereal
3 cups Crispy Rice cereal
1/2 of a 10 oz bag of marshmallows
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/3 cup peanut butter (optional)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

4th Layer: Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache
1 cup + 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
2 cups chocolate chips

1. Prep a 9 X 13 pan, or something close to that, by greasing the bottom and sides with butter or a butter spray. [I would actually recommend using a smaller pan, if possible. I had trouble filling the entire 9×13 pan!]
2. 1st Layer: Measure out your 3 cups rice cereal and set aside. In a large microwave safe bowl, put in your marshmallows, butter, peanut butter and vanilla. Melt in the microwave for around 45 seconds, take out…stir…put back in for a few more seconds. Do this until the mixture is smooth. Stir in your rice cereal and dump into pan. Spread it out evenly and press firmly.
3. Peanut Butter Fudge: Measure out powdered sugar and set aside. On the stovetop (or microwave) melt butter and peanut butter until smooth. Remove from heat, add powdered sugar and vanilla and stir until smooth. Dump over 1st layer of cereal and spread evenly. Spread out your mini peanut butter cups and gently press into the fudge.
4. Let the fudge set for a few minutes before you add the next layer of cereal.
5. 3rd Layer: Prepare this layer as you did the first. Only add the peanut butter if you really want a strong peanut butter flavor, which I did. Then pour oven the fudge and spread it evenly and press firmly. Make sure you try to cover up all the peanut butter cups, so that the next layer doesn’t hit the fudge.
6. 4th Layer: On the stovetop, melt peanut butter and chocolate chips until smooth. Stir constantly to avoid the chocolate from burning. Let cool for a few minutes, the pour evenly over the cereal layer and gently shake pan to evenly distribute chocolate.
7. Carefully cover with plastic wrap, and place in the freezer or fridge to firm. Cut into bars and enjoy!

*The yield depends on how small or large you cut the bars.

Pam - December 11, 2012 - 1:08 am

Yumo!!

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