Classic Rice Krispies Treats might bring a couple of memories: a beloved after-school snack, late-night sleepovers with childhood friends, or even just a fun, easy dessert that you love to make yourself! But have you tried them with peanut butter mixed in?
You can bring these to your kid’s next game, make them ahead of time for an after-school snack, or gift them to friends and family. Everyone will be happy when you pull out this perfect easy dessert. And you’ll want to eat your fair share of them too!
Why should I make these peanut butter Rice Krispie treats?
It can be very rare to find a dessert that’s easy to make and something that the whole family will love. The creamy goodness of peanut butter and the delicious sweetness of the Rice Krispie treats make this sweet treat a winner every time!
Not only that, but this recipe makes the treats extra thick and gives a lot of peanut butter flavor for all of those peanut butter lovers out there. These aren’t your typical Rice Krispie treats– they’re much, much better!
What are peanut butter Rice Krispie treats made of?
Are you excited to try this sweet treat with a fun twist? With a handful of simple ingredients, you’ll soon have an easy dessert that the whole family will love! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Salted butter
- Mini marshmallows
- Creamy peanut butter
- Rice Krispie cereal (crispy rice cereal)
- Peanut butter chips
Protip: Make it extra!
Peanut butter chips are optional but recommended. You can also use chocolate chips instead for a delicious peanut butter chocolate combo!
Can I use chunky peanut butter for this recipe?
For this recipe, we definitely recommend using creamy smooth peanut butter. The chunky or crunchy peanut butter will not give you the consistency you need for this yummy dessert, and it may not come together as well.
Does this recipe work with natural peanut butter?
Yes! We also used natural peanut butter with this recipe, and it worked great! You shouldn’t have any issues if you’re using creamy peanut butter.
How do I make these peanut butter Rice Krispie treats?
- Line a square baking dish and set aside. Measure out the mini marshmallows, setting one cup of them aside.
- Melt butter in a large saucepan. Once melted, add the mini marshmallows (minus that cup) and stir until the marshmallows are beginning to melt.
- Stir in the peanut butter until mixed evenly. Remove from heat.
- Stir in the cereal and peanut butter chips (if you’re using them).
- Press the treats into the prepared pan in an even layer and smooth the top.
- Allow your peanut butter Rice Krispie treats to cool, then slice and serve!
Storing your peanut butter Rice Krispie treats
This dessert can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Serve at room temperature whenever you’re ready for another piece!
Protip: Parchment paper!
If you want to preslice the treats, separate them with parchment paper if you stack them up. Otherwise, they will stick together in one giant Rice Krispie treat!
A fun twist on a classic treat!
After trying this recipe, you’ll never want to go back to plain old Rice Krispie treats again. Your family will go nuts for this nutty flavor. The peanut butter goodness combined with the classic Rice Krispie treats taste creates an irresistible combination. Try this easy recipe today and have a new favorite dessert you can make all year long!
Want more easy desserts like this one?
- Marshmallow Fruit Dip
- Never-Fail Magic Cookie Bars
- Easy Vegan Fudge
- Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookies