Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
An easy dressed up rice krispie treats full of peanut butter, mini peanut butter cups and topped with a smooth and creamy peanut butter and chocolate topping.
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Author: Countryside Cravings
Ingredients
  • Rice Krispie Treat Base:
  • 6 tablespoons butter divided
  • 10 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups rice krispies
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 8 oz package mini peanut butter cups
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Topping:
  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
Instructions
  1. RICE KRISPIE TREAT BASE: Line a 9x9 (super thick treats) or 9x13 (thinner more normal sized treats) baking pan with foil allowing extra for handles. This way it is easier to remove the treats from the pan. Grease the bottom and sides of the pan with 1 tablespoon butter. Set aside.
  2. In a large pot melt the butter over medium low to low heat. Stir in marshmallows and continue stirring until almost all the marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla. Stir in the cereal then the peanut butter cups.
  3. Spoon into prepared pan and gently press into pan. Don't press down to hard or they will be too compact and hard to chew.
  4. PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE TOPPING: In a medium microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter together. Microwave in 15-30 second intervals stirring after each until fully melted. Pour over cereal and spread into an even layer. Cool completely before cutting into bars.