Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats

My Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect party dessert for any sweet occasion! This incredibly delicious rice krispie treat is definitely a crowd pleaser!

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Oh my gosh you guys! These Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats are going to knock your socks off!

Don’t get me wrong rice krispie treats are always tasty. However, every time I make rice krispie treats it’s time to play! To me rice krispie treats are like a blank canvas, the possibilities are endless!

The end of school was really getting to be a grind, so I decided to put a smile on everyone’s face and make these Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats. School just ended around here. :)

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So let’s discuss – marshmallow, butter, krispie cereal, peanut butter, chopped candy, chocolate and of course sprinkles! All I can say is – count me in! You don’t have to ask me twice.

As for the boys, they couldn’t eat these treats fast enough, and thenthey had to divvy up the leftovers to share with their friends! So funny!

If you haven’t tried a good over-the-top rice krispie treat before, you have got to try these!

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Don’t worry about having egg shaped candy! I used candy eggs I had in the freezer only because I got them for next to nothing after Easter. Regular peanut butter cups or fun size candy bars will work just fine!

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Of course these treats needed a milk chocolate topping and confetti sprinkles on top! Don’t all treats?

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Why confetti sprinkles? Because they’re fun and happy! Of course, feel free to use whatever sprinkles make you happy. :)

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Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients:                                                    2015-05-15-5871

4 cups mini marshmallows

3 tablespoons butter

6 cups Rice Krispie cereal, or any brand of puffed rice cereal

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

15 Easter shaped peanut butter eggs chopped , or 18-24 regular peanut butter cups, or fun size candy bars

(Reese’s peanut butter eggs, Snickers eggs, and Snickers peanut butter eggs were used)

2 cups milk chocolate chips or your favorite good quality milk chocolate

1 tablespoon butter flavored shortening or regular shortening

Confetti sprinkles, or any kind you prefer

Directions:

1. Spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter.

3. Add the cereal to the mixture and stir until well coated. Press half of the cereal mixture into sprayed 9×13-inch pan. Place the chopped candy on top of the cereal mixture. It will seem like a lot of candy, but it ends up being the perfect amount. Press the remaining cereal mixture over the of the candy. Allow to cool completely.

4. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the chocolate chips and shortening. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Stir after each 30 second interval. Continue heating 30 seconds at a time until chocolate is melted and smooth. Spread chocolate evenly over the rice krispie treats. Garnish with confetti sprinkles, or any sprinkles you prefer. Once chocolate is set completely, cut and serve.

Makes 16-20 Servings

 Try my No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites, if you’re looking for another chocolate and peanut butter snack!

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