Peanut Butter Rice Krispies With Chocolate Peanut Butter Topping

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Peanut butter and chocolate are a classic combo, but add Rice Krispies, and you get a seriously delicious no-bake dessert. These peanut butter Rice Krispies have two layers. The bottom layer is a marshmallow Rice Krispie treat mixed with peanut butter. The top layer is a chocolate-peanut butter mixture that’s melted together and poured over the top. We swirl in a little extra peanut butter and finish with flaky sea salt. It’s peanut butter, chocolate, and Rice Krispie perfection.

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Tips

Stir the Marshmallow Mixture: When melting the marshmallows, stir the marshmallow and peanut butter mixture constantly to prevent burning. Once melted, remove from heat immediately to avoid overcooking. The mixture should be just melted through.

Prevent Sticking: Rice Krispies are sticky, so we take steps to prevent sticking:

  1. Use a non-stick pan to melt the marshmallows.
  2. Butter the 9×13-inch pan.
  3. When pressing the mixture into the pan, use a sheet of wax paper to prevent sticking and achieve an even layer.

Sea Salt: For a sea salt finish, sprinkle flaky salt on top of the treats before they set. This step is optional but adds a perfect touch with the peanut butter and chocolate topping.

FAQs on Peanut Butter Rice Krispies

Q: Which type of peanut butter do you use?
A: We use creamy peanut butter for these bars. While we recommend creamy peanut butter, you can use crunchy peanut butter for a different texture. Brands like Jif or Skippy work well, but natural peanut butter is also fine.

Q: Can I make peanut butter Rice Krispie treats in advance?
A: Yes, you can make these treats up to one day in advance. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for best results.

Q: Can I substitute the chocolate topping with something else?
A: While the chocolate topping is delicious, you can omit it or substitute it with other toppings like drizzle chocolate or chopped peanuts.

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies With Chocolate Peanut Butter Topping

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12


#### Rice Krispies:

  • – 16 oz marshmallows
  • – 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • – 5 tablespoons butter
  • – 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • – 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • – 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 if using Morton

#### Chocolate Topping:

  • – 6 oz chocolate chips
  • – 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • – 3 tablespoons salted butter

#### Peanut Butter Swirl:

  • – 2 tablespoons peanut butter melted

#### Optional:

  • – Flaky salt for topping


  • Grease a 9×13-inch pan with baking spray and set aside.
  • In a large non-stick saucepan, melt butter over medium heat until melted or slightly golden and fragrant if browning.
  • Add marshmallows and peanut butter, stirring until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  • Add vanilla extract and salt, then stir in the cereal until fully coated.
  • Pour the mixture into the greased 9×13-inch pan. Use a large piece of wax paper to press down the Rice Krispies into an even layer.

#### Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer:

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Microwave on high, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut butter Rice Krispies.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of peanut butter in the microwave for a few seconds until melted. Dot about 12 evenly spaced spots across the top. Use a toothpick to swirl the peanut butter into the chocolate.
  • Let the topping set until firm, then slice and enjoy!

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