Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Peanut Butter Lover's Rice Krispie Treats

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Peanut Butter Lover's Rice Krispie Treats | Blow your family and friends' minds with these peanut butter packed treats!

I've only made a few variations from regular old Rice Krispie treats over the years and I really just preferred the original to the variations....until this recipe!

When I was really young, the church we went to used to have like a little brunch-y type coffee thing after the service. All the adults would socialize and us kids would grab some of the food and take off to play hide-and-seek because the church was huge. There were mint chocolate bars that were standard and so were peanut butter Rice Krispie treats with chocolate topping. We always called them Special K bars. These bars sated my appetite for those amazing treats that I haven't had in ages.

They could not have been more perfect. I loved the Reese's cups in them - that just really made them incredibly delicious. They are so sinfully sweet and decadent and scrumptious and many other descriptive words that I can't think of right now.

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What you need:
Layer 1:
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/2 bag mini marshmallows
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
Layer 2:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 container mini Reese's cups
Layer 3:
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/2 bag mini marshmallows
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
Layer 4:
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 bag chocolate chips
Direction:
  1. Prepare a 9x13-inch baking dish by spraying with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Layer 1: Place Rice Krispies in a large bowl. Melt marshmallows, butter, and peanut butter together in a small saucepan (or in microwave). Pour over cereal and mix well. Spread into prepared pan. Press to make even, if necessary.
  3. Layer 2: Melt butter and peanut butter in a small saucepan (or in microwave). Add vanilla and powdered sugar and stir well. Spread on first layer. Then sprinkle with mini Reese's cups; press gently. Refrigerate for one hour.
  4. Layer 3: Place Rice Krispies in a large bowl. Melt marshmallows and butter in a small saucepan (or in microwave). Pour over cereal and mix well. Press over chilled 2nd layer evenly.
  5. Layer 4: Melt peanut butter and chocolate chips in a small saucepan (or in microwave). Pour over the top of the 3rd layer and gently shake to let it settle in between the cracks so-to-speak. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cut into bars and serve!

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