Monday, April 11, 2011
2:35 PM | Posted by Brandy K | | Edit Post
Sometimes a classic treat needs to be re-invented with a little naughtiness factored in. Like Rice Krispies Treats! Classic, yet a little boring. Well, add some creamy peanut butter, chocolate and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. and --shazzam!-- boring no more!
I've seen many twisted versions of Rice Krispies Treats pop up on the baking blogs that I follow, and I finally decided to try my own version. I was very happy with the results-so yummy, but not too sweet that you would feel horribly guilty going back for a second helping. I may or may not have personal knowledge regarding the second helping and associated guilty feelings--or rather, the lack of guilty feelings. :)
You could certainly use milk chocolate, but I prefer semi-sweet here. I think it adds a nice balance to the sweetness of the PB cups. Here's the recipe. Give it a try!
Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats
8 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 bag (10.5 oz.) mini marshmallows
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups (about a 15 oz. jar) creamy peanut butter
1 (12 oz.) bag mini peanut butter cups, quartered
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet (or milk) chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped unsalted peanuts, optional
1. Grease a 9x13" pan and set aside.
2. Measure the cereal into a large bowl and set aside. Melt the marshmallows and butter together in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the vanilla and salt. Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the cereal and (quickly) mix well. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and use a buttered piece of wax paper to press evenly into the pan. Sprinkle the quartered peanut butter cups evenly over the treats.
3. In the microwave, melt the peanut butter until thin, about 45-60 seconds. Stir and cool slightly. Pour the peanut butter evenly over the treats. Use the back of a spoon to gently spread, if necessary.
4. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Using a spoon, drizzle the melted chocolate across the top of the treats. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts, if using. Place the pan in the refrigerator to set before cutting and serving.
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