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Thursday, March 10, 2011


Is there anything better than the combination of chocolate and peanut butter? How about if you put it on top of a rice crispy treat? In the words of my friend Lisa (pictured below), "these bars are like heaven", followed by her saying "oh my God, oh my God" repeatedly! When I saw these bars on one of my favorite baking blogs (www.browneyedbaker.com) I thought they looked delicious, but not until I tasted them did I know how absolutely fabulous they really are! This recipe is a MUST TRY!

Peanut Butter Cup Rice Crispy Treats


6 cups Rice Krispies
1 bag (10.5-oz) miniature marshmallows
¼ cup (2 ounces) butter
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 bag (12-oz) miniature peanut butter cups (about 40), quartered
1 cup milk chocolate chips (or 6 ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped)
1. Butter a 9×13-inch pan and set aside.
2. Measure the cereal into a large mixing bowl and set aside. Melt the marshmallows and butter together in a medium saucepan over medium heat (or in the microwave for about 3 minutes, but keep watch so the marshmallows don’t puff over the sides of the bowl!). Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the cereal and mix well so the cereal is coated. Pour into the prepared pan and use a buttered spatula to press evenly into pan.
3. In the microwave, melt the peanut butter until thin, about 1 minute. Gently stir in the quartered peanut butter cups and then pour over the treats. Using the back of a spoon, gently spread the peanut butter mixture evenly across the top.
4. Again in the microwave, melt the chocolate chips. Using a spoon, drizzle the melted chocolate across the top. Place the pan in the refrigerator to set before cutting and serving. Store in an airtight container.
                                               Lisa enjoying her "heavenly" treat!

1 comment:

  1. The best "Heavenly" treat ever. We all loved them. Thanks for sharing yet another tasty dessert.