Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats – Classic rice krispie treats turned up a notch with lots of peanut butter, peanut butter fudge, and peanut butter cups! No bake, super easy, and over the top amazing!
I love easy dessert recipes. And often times no bake desserts are easy to make. Classic rice krispie treats are pretty much the easiest dessert you can make, they are ready in 5 minutes and everyone loves them. But sometimes you want a little something more.
Years ago I made Peanut Butter Lover’s Krispie Treats and they are still one of my favorites. I am a sucker for anything with peanut butter and chocolate. I am also all for rice krispie treats variations, so adding more peanut butter, putting a layer of microwave peanut butter fudge, and peanut butter cups sounds like heaven to me. Peanut butter cup desserts are probably some of my favorite.
How to Make Rice Krispie Treats
Basic rice krispie treats are easy! I like to change up the amounts on the box a little, but all you do is melt the butter and the marshmallows together. Then mix in the cereal. Once it is all gooey and mixed together, you press it into the pan. The hardest part is probably getting it not to stick to the spatula so you can press it in the pan. Using some non stick spray is a good trick to help there.
These peanut butter rice krispie treats have an added step of mixing in peanut butter with the actual cereal mixture. Then you also make a quick and easy microwave peanut butter fudge that gets put in between the layers. Lots of peanut butter cups are sprinkled in the middle as well. So a couple extra steps are involved, but they are what make these extra special.
Rice Krispie Treat Ingredients
They are simple! The classic version just needs butter, marshmallows and rice krispie cereal. 3 ingredients combine for one delicious treat! This rice krispie treats variations also uses peanut butter and peanut butter cups. The peanut butter fudge layer is just butter, powdered sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla.
The peanut butter fudge in the middle makes these totally different that normal, and you will absolutely love them! It will be hard to go back to normal rice krispie treats again!
Do you like cookie butter or Biscoff spread? Then you will love this other rice krispie treats variations – Biscoff Rice Krispie Treats. It is topped with a chocolate and has tons of Biscoff mixed in. So good! And a great substitute if you have any peanut allergies you are working with.
The next time you are looking for an easy no bake dessert to make, look no further than these Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats. If you like peanut butter, you are going to love these! They are down right addicting, and everyone loves them.
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Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats - Classic rice krispie treats turned up a notch with lots of peanut butter, peanut butter fudge, and peanut butter cups! No bake, super easy, and over the top amazing!
- 4 Tbls Butter
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
- 12 oz Marshmallows, (1 bag)
- 7 cups rice krispies cereal
!Peanut Butter Fudge
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 8 oz mini peanut butter cups
- Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl heat butter, peanut butter, and marshmallows together for 1 minute. Stir until everything is melted and combined. Pour in cereal and mix until everything is well coated.
- Press half of the mixture into the prepared pan.
Peanut Butter Fudge
- In a large microwave safe bowl combine the butter and peanut butter. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 2 minutes on high. Stir and microwave on high for 2 more minutes. Be careful when you remove from the microwave, it is very hot.
- Add the vanilla and powdered sugar and stir to combine. Spread over the 1st layer. Sprinkle the mini peanut butter cups over the fudge, lightly pressing down.
- Press the remaining cereal mixture over the peanut butter cups, gently spreading and pressing down.
- Place in the fridge for 30-60 minute until the fudge and peanut butter cups are completely set.
- Store in an air tight container.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 276Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 16mgSodium 193mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 1gSugar 21gProtein 5g
Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
Everything about these is making me happy! I want this!
Kristy Bernardo says
These look amazing!! I’m eating keto right now and I want to cry that I can’t make them. Saving for a cheat day!
Delaney | Melanie Makes says
This is such a great dessert!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
PB cups in the middle of this classic treat? Oh, yes, please! Love the addition!
Jennifer Blake says
I have such a sweet tooth right now – I need these!!! I made a similar recipe to this before but this is even better!
Currently craving this deliciousness! Get in my belly!
We are crazy about rice krispie treats! These are amazing!
Lindsay Cotter says
These are such an easy dessert everyone will love! They look crazy good!!
Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes says
It’s like you took rice krispie treats and made them even better. And peanut butter? I’m in love.
gerry speirs says
the classics are the best!!
Best rice krispie treat ever! Love that peanut butter!
Sandra | A Dash of Sanity says
These are really perfect treats! Kids will surely enjoy these!
Melanie Ford says
I used this recipe however additionally sauteed diced red and green peppers with a diced red onion along with the flavors together with the additional ingredients was really yummy. Thank you