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Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats

Does anyone have a Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats recipe they would like to share. I remember when i was in highschool they would sell this at the snack cart and they sure were tasty. just trying to relive my younger days!

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  1. I make this every Christmas, but they're not like tradional "Rice Krispy Treats" with marshmallow; more like truffles. I don't even know the name of the recipe, someone just told it to me off the top of their head.

    1 cup creamy peanut butter
    1 stick of butter
    2 cup confectioner sugar

    Blend above. Fold in 1 cup Rice Krispies.
    Make little balls and freeze.
    Roll in 12 oz melted chocolate.

    1. I have a tried and true family recipe. I have to find it. I will post it soon. I have been craving them myself.

      1. I've always just stirred in 1/3 - 1/2 cup of peanut butter when I add the cereal to the melted butter and marshmallow mixture. The heat is enough to melt the peanut butter. Works well with Nutella, too!

        1. My mother makes "peanut butter scotchies" from an ancient (early 60s, '61 or '62) recipe clipped by my grandmother from a women's magazine. I don't have it handy for exact proportions, but it consists of a mixture of karo syrup, peanut butter, and butter cooked together on the stovetop until bubbly...then you stir in the krispies and spread in a buttered pan. This mixture is then spread with a topping made of half-semisweet & half butterscotch morsels. They're terribly sweet, but a far sight tastier than the ordinary krispie treat. The resulting bar is firmer and chewier than a standard marshmallow treat.

          1. I add a hefty glob of peanut butter - probably 1/2 to 2/3 cup - in with marshmallows and butter as they melt, but you can use as much or as little as you like. The peanut butter blends thoroughly with marshmallows this way. If you want a really rich and sweet treat, top them with chocolate chips.

            1. This is the BEST recipe. Follow the timing closely. The amount of rice krispies depends on your taste. Less rice krispies will make a softer more candy-like consistency. This is what I prefer. The full 6 cups will make a drier more stiff bar. I suggest just adding until it looks right. After one or two batches you will know what you like.

              2 cups granulated sugar
              2 cups light karo syrup
              2 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter (I love Jif)
              6 cups rice krispies (or less depending on taste), separated

              In a large bowl place 5 cups rice krispies, reserve 1 cup separately. Bring sugar and karo syrup to a full boil over high heat. Count to 50 to 55 seconds. Immediately turn off burner and stir in peanut butter. When it is fully combined pour over rice krispies in bowl. Stir in remaining cup rice krispies until the mixture looks right. Spread evenly in a 13 by 9 inch pan. Cool completely before serving.


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              1. re: Becca Porter

                Yes, this is the recipe I was describing in my post above!

                1. re: Becca Porter

                  OMGOSh, Becca. I made these for a bakesale today---they are AMAZING!!! I wanted them really thick, so I used 4 cups of RK for every cup of sugar/syrup/peanut butter. This is a KEEPER!! Thank you so much for sharing!

                  1. re: apple342

                    Yes! I am so glad you tried them. They have the best candy-like texture don't they? Now I have to make me a batch.

                    1. re: Becca Porter

                      They really do--texture is PERFECT. You cannot believe how they flew off the table at our bakesale. I can't thank you enough for sharing this. Everyone loves a rice krispy treat, but when you throw in that caramelized peanut butter?! Whoa. Everyone should make these. Thank goodness for this post - which is now almost 5 yrs ago!!

                  2. re: Becca Porter

                    This is the recipe I use. I make these often. They are easy, quick, and delicious. I like mine more chewy so I use less rice krispies. This is the recipe to keep! :)

                    1. re: Becca Porter

                      This is the same recipe my mother and grandmother used back in the 60s/70s except it was used for a Christmas cookie assortment platter. Make the recipe, but quickly form into (2 bite) balls and roll in colored sugar (Red)(Green)(coarse white). They look like little Christmas ornaments on a cookie platter. Always a big hit.

                    2. I just finished a batch. You can not beat the amount of peanut butter in these. They are much more of a candy than marshmallow rice krispie treats. Now I just have to wait for them to cool.

                      1. Becca, I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for your batch to finish and a full taste review...

                        Please share!


                        1. Well it is my recipe so...... Of course they are delicious. They really did turn out very good. I probably added all but 1/4 cup of the last cup of krispies. They turned out perfect.

                          I would love to hear how others like them.

                          1. My favorite is a treat with just rice krispies, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips. There's no extra butter, sugar, or karo syrup, so the pb and chocolate flavors really come through, and the consistency is more like fudge or a gooey candy bar. Yummy!


                            1. I made a recipe with melted chocolate chips, butterscotch chips mixed with Chinese noodles- the thin kind from a can. then I dropped it on to wax paper and placed it in the refrig to harden- yum!

                              1. When I was young my mother always made the Peanut Butter Scotchies from the recipe that was on the side of the Rice Krispies box. It was the one that used one 12 ounce bag of butterscotch morsels, a cup of peanut butter, and 6 cups of Rice Krispies.

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                                1. re: JustMe5155

                                  My mom made these but sandwiched a layer of chocolate in the middle (made my melting chips with a little butter and powdered sugar). Heaven

                                2. Also try subbing Cheerios for Rice Krispies--gives a nice variation. In addition to peanut butter, I add in a handful of butterscotch bits or chopped walnuts.

                                  1. I just made something similar with peanut butter and chocolate chips. These were firm and chewy and delicious. Just need a bowl, a pan, and a microwave! So easy, Note: Next time I will mix all the peanut butter and chips instead of spreading some on top. That layer ind of melts onto my fingers.

                                    Mix in a pyrex bowl:
                                    2/3 c chocolate chips
                                    ½ c dark brown sugar
                                    ½ c peanut butter
                                    ½ c corn syrup

                                    Micro on high 2 minutes.
                                    Watch and stir after 1 minute.
                                    2 c rice krispies.

                                    Butter 8” baking pan and line with wax paper.
                                    Spread mixture into pan,

                                    Melt ½ c choc chips or Hershey kisses with
                                    2 T peanut butter, melt on high 1 min. Do not overcook.
                                    Spread on candy and cool in refrigerator....
                                    OR just mix this last into initial mixture and spread in pan.

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                                    1. re: MazDee

                                      Next time I will mix all the peanut butter and chips instead of spreading some on top.
                                      but then you don't have an excuse to lick your fingers :)