Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are so easy treat when you’re craving peanut butter. They’re cripsy, crunchy, chewy, filled with peanut butter & the perfect treat to remind you of childhood.
If you love easy recipes & peanut butter – then these peanut butter rice krispie treats are jus the thing for you. It’s an easy, no-bake recipe that you can whip up in no time. And when there’s peanut butter & chocolate involved, you really can’t go wrong.
As a child, I absolutely loved rice krispie treats. Sometimes if I was lucky my Mom would make them for us after school and they’d still be warm, not quite set and all gooey by the time we got home.
When I was a student living in the university dorm without a kitchen, I made them in the microwave. I’d have a ball of sticky, crunchy, marshmallow deliciousness ready in 2 minutes. And it was the perfect comfort food for late night study sessions.
But since then, rice krispie treats fell off my baking radar. I’m not sure why, since they’re completely delicious. But this weekend after multiple failed attempts trying out new chocolate cake recipes – I needed a super delicious, no stress recipe to cheer me up.
And hence – these peanut butter rice krispie treats were born.
Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
These peanut butter rice krispies are chewy, peanut buttery, no bake, and ridiculously delicious. I added a drizzle of melted chocolate on each square for more pizzaz. And because peanut butter and chocolate are dynamite together. Or you could also add an entire layer of melted chocolate overtop too.
They’re the perfect easy recipe if you love peanut butter and chocolate, or if you need a gluten-free recipe and have no idea where to start.
To make peanut butter rice krispie treats, we simply:
- Melt together the peanut butter, marshmallows, butter, and a little corn syrup in a large saucepan while gently stirring. (The corn syrup helps keep them extra chewy).
- Stir in the rice krispies.
- Press the mixture into a lighlty greased pan.
- Then top with chocolate & allow them to firm up at room temperature.
If you want to make peanut butter rice krispie treats in the microwave, here’s how:
- Add the butter and marshmallows to a large heat-proof bowl.
- Microwave for 1 minute intervals, stirring between each until they are both melted.
- Then stir in the peanut butter and corn syrup, followed by the rice krispies.
- Press into the pan & allow to harden.
I love the peanut butter flavor, crunchy rice krispies, chewy texture and drizzle of chocolate. And if you need a super easy recipe, these peanut butter rice krispie treats are for you!
Questions about Making Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
Can I use natural peanut butter? I don’t recommend it because the peanut butter can end up separating and then the bars won’t warden.
Can I use chunky peanut butter? Definitely
Can I freeze them? Absolutely. I find they freeze really well.
Mine got too hard – what happened? If your rice krispie treats get too hard – that often means that the marshmallows started to burn. Next time, turn the burner to a lower heat setting and very slowly melt everything together. You can also try adding in a little less rice krispies. If I end up with a batch that are too krispie – I often warm them up for about 15 seconds in the microwave before enjoying.
My rice krispies didn’t stick together – what happened? Next time, try packing them down more firmly into the pan. Or if your kitchen is quite hot, you can let them firm up in the fridge.
If you love peanut butter no bake treats, try these other favorites:
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon corn syrup
- 3 cups rice krispie cereal
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
Lightly grease an 8x8 or 9x9 inch square pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium size saucepan melt the butter and mini marshmallows over low heat while stirring gently.
Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter and corns syrup until melted.
Stir in the rice krispies.
Press the mixture into the pan, and cool.
Cut into squares - I cut mine into 16.
In a small bowl melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring in between each burst. Then drizzle each square with melted chocolate
*Store in an airtight container at room temperature
Adapted from Kellogg’s