Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

June 05, 2014

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

One of my boys all time favorite snacks are the Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats.  I can make a batch and it will be gone in a day they are that good.   Today I want to share this pure goodness with you and hope they become a favorite at your home as well.  Enjoy! 

Rice Krispie treats

What you will need:

  • 1 C light Karo syrup
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 C peanut butter
  • 6 -8 C rice cereal
  • 4-6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 -6 oz butterscotch chips
  • 9 x 13 pan
  • Butter or margarine (to grease pan only)
Grease your pan with butter or margarine and set aside until needed.  Do not use pam as it will not release as well.

Place sugar and syrup in a pan large enough to hold the rice cereal when it's time.  

Stir constantly until is reaches a rolling edge boil.  Do not over boil or the sugar will harden once the treats are made and you will never… ever… get your teeth thru them.  Yes I did it, but it only took once to learn that lesson.  You just want it to start a consistent boil around the edges of the pan. 

Remove from heat and add the peanut butter.  Stir it in well.

Add the rice cereal and stir to coat all the cereal evenly.  Now I have modified the recipe here a bit.  My mom uses 6 cups of cereal and I think the original recipe calls for that amount as well.  I think they are a bit too gooey so I increased my cereal.   Just note that you can experiment with the cereal  amount between 6-8 cups. 

Once you have the peanut butter and the cereal mixed well pour it into the greased pan and press it into the pan.  I have found the back of a greased spoon works well or a square of wax paper as the mixture is still very warm to use your clean hands.  

Now, melt the chocolate chips and butter scotch chips together in a double boiler.  If you prefer a thicker layer of chocolate increase the quantities to 6 oz each. (Again, I have done both and this is purely a preference)   If you don't have a double boiler you may melt them in the microwave taken careful measures not to burn it.  You will need to microwave for about 25 seconds and stir, then repeat that process until melted smooth. 

Pour the chocolate mixture over the top of the pressed PB treats and spread to cover them.  

Now with melted chocolate or baking chips they do not set up at room temperature.  I place my dish in the freezer for a flash freeze of the chocolate taking careful notice of the time in the freezer.  NO MORE THAN 10 MINUTES!!!  You may also place the pan in the fridge if you prefer and leave them longer until the chocolate sets. 

Cute them with a large sharp knife into squares and enjoy!  

What are some of your favorite family treats?

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