It’s Friday and what better way to celebrate than with super tasty and super easy treats? You can have these in your tummy in 30 minutes!
It’s also Fiesta Friday so you don’t even need to make up an excuse to enjoy these, it’s party time! I missed last week’s FF because I was sick and busy and life just kind of got in the way of baking, I missed it a lot though! So I’m making up for my absence last week and bringing these amazing treats. These chocolate and peanut butter rice krispie treats are like rice krispie treats for royalty, because rice krispie treats are yummy enough just as they are but add the chocolate and peanut butter and you’ve made them star studded! These treats definitely belong on the red carpet of tasty land!
They have your regular gooey marshmallow combined with rice krispies, but then they have chopped reese’s peanut butter cups stirred into them and then topped with a chocolate and peanut butter topping! The only thing bad about these is the 30 minutes you have to wait for them to set until you can dig in! It’s definitely worth the wait though.
Whenever I make something with chocolate and peanut butter you can bet my best friend was the inspiration. Peanut butter is never my first choice of partners with chocolate, but it’s her favourite. And I just loved the idea of peanut butter cups scattered through the crispy , gooey treats. I don’t do understated though and I couldn’t just leave it at that, and the chocolate and peanut butter topping is really what makes these. It stays soft, kind of like a thick frosting, even in the fridge so it’s the perfect combination with the crispy base. But perhaps the best thing about these is how quick and easy they are to make, the most time consuming part is melting the marshmallows but even that is just a bit of stirring! There’s no baking involved and they set in the fridge in 30 minutes!
I also want to use this post to say thank you! It’s a belated thank you because I have the world’s worst memory (I’m not kidding when I’ve say I’ve literally forgotten my own name and age before – it’s all lupus’s fault, honest!), I’ve meant to do it for a few weeks now but I forget every time! Not this week though! In May, Angie and Catherine hosted the first Fiesta Friday Challenge and somehow I won 2nd place with my Peach and Basil Cheese Danish. I was very, very proud of those danishes since it was the first time I’ve made danish pastry from scratch but I was still shocked to win! I wanted to say thank you to the very generous sponsor of the challenge for the beautiful prize I received, just taking part in the challenge was enough for me but I absolutely adore the prize they sent me. These gorgeous measuring spoons, which I haven’t used yet because I don’t want to dirty them! I think might just have to find somewhere nice to display them! So again, thank you!
And now for the recipe!
[recipe title=”Chocolate and Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats”]
- 6 cups rice krispies
- 2 cups reese’s peanut butter cups miniatures, chopped (approx 8oz)
- 10z mini marshmallows
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter
- Put the rice krispies and chopped peanut butter cups in a large bowl and stir to combine.
- Place the marshmallows and butter in a large saucepan and heat on a low heat, stirring frequently. Until all melted. This takes about 10 minutes. Don’t be tempted to turn up the heat to make them melt faster, you don’t want to burn them!
- Pour the melted marshmallows over the rice krispie mix and stir to combine.
- Grease a 9 x 13 pan well and spoon the mixture into it, press in to make compress and make the mixture even and level
- Put the chocolate and peanut butter in the top half of a double boiler (or a bowl over a pan of simmering water) and stir until melted.
- Pour over the top of the rice krispie mix and spread out evenly
- Place in the fridge to set for about 30 minutes to and hour
- Remove from the pan and cut into squares.
- Will keep in an air tight container for at least 5 days
- You can also melt the marshmallows in a double boiler or even in the microwave.