Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats

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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

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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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Double Chocolate Snickers Rice Krispie Treats

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Imagine two different forms of delicious milk chocolate, and just the right amount of Snickers Almond Bars chopped up and melted in just a bit! Sound good? Oh, they are!   

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I love to play around with rice krispie treats and make them exactly how I want them to be! Yes almost everyone makes rice krispie treats, BUT not everyone makes them the same way!

These will quickly become a go-to treat for you if you’re looking for something that takes care of that chocolate craving, is full of flavor, but isn’t too heavy or rich!

In my opinion there are just times when a person needs chocolate, but doesn’t want something rich. It happens to me all the time! One, or two, of these bars does the trick. Just sayin. :)

My Double Chocolate Snickers Rice Krispie Treats are made with delicious milk chocolate, but you could just as easily use a different chocolate if you prefer!

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At first glance it may seem like there’s a lot of chopped candy on top of these bars, but there isn’t. Personally I like to chop the candy for the top of the bars a bit finer than the candy that goes into the bars.

I thinks it makes eating them much more pleasurable! It also makes the candy go A LOT farther, because it is chopped finer.

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Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats

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My Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats are such a fun and wonderful treat for the upcoming holiday and they travel well for anywhere you want to take them!

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Sometimes you just need a dessert that’s not too complicated to make, but still really special! You know what I mean? Truly, just a few extra steps take my Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats from ho-hum to yum!

I love that these rice krispie treats also travel well. So you can literally take these treats anywhere you want and you are ready to go! Don’t you just love that?

Happy Fourth of July!

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Break out the red, white and blue and have some fun! These treats are simple, delicious and of course very yummy!

FJRK_DSCN2229I know there are many, many rice krispie treat recipes out there, but this one really is special! You have got to try them!

If you have people who normally don’t go for white chocolate, I am willing to bet they will like these treats! I have seen it happen right before me my friends. :)

The flavors work so well together in these Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats, you get the instant yum reaction. You know where you take one bit and naturally say…yum!?

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If you can’t find red, white and blue sprinkles or Stars & Stripes Funfetti cake mix, don’t worry! Simply use rainbow sprinkles and regular Funfetti cake mix, the combo is just as yummy.

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Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats

Prep time: 10 min | Total time: 45 min (includes cooling)    

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5 cups Rice Krispie cereal, or your favorite store brand

4 tablespoons butter

1 – 10 oz. bag marshmallows, mini or regular size

3/4 cup dry Stars & Stripes Funfetti cake mix

1/2 cup red, white and blue sprinkles, plus for sprinkling on top

1 bag white chocolate melts, or white chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Spray 13×9-inch pan, or 8 or 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. Using a 8 or 9-inch square pan will give you a thicker bar, 13 x 9 will give you a thinner bar. Measure out rice krispies and place in a large bowl; set aside.

2. Melt the butter and marshmallows in large saucepan over LOW heat, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat; stir in cake mix until smooth.

3. Add rice krispies to the mixture. Stir until well coated using a rubber spatula (sprayed with cooking spray) to incorporate everything. Once the mixture has cooled a bit, add the sprinkles and continue to mix. Transfer mixture to prepared pan and use a spatula or waxed paper to evenly press into pan. Let cool.

4. Melt white chocolate melts, or white chocolate chips according to package instructions. Spread melted chocolate over rice krispie treats until smooth and sprinkle with red, white and blue sprinkles or sprinkles of choice on top of white chocolate for decoration. Transfer to the fridge for 15-20 minutes to allow treats and white chocolate to set before cutting. Cut into small squares. Serve at room temperature. Best when eaten same day.

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Rice Krispie Orange Delights

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Looking for a little something different? Fruity cereal and just the right amount of orange creaminess dress up a basic rice krispie bar from ordinary to extraordinary in no time at all.

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From time to time I get email from people who request that I make a dessert without chocolate. It’s true!

Let’s talk about this for just a moment. I have actually MET people who simply do NOT like chocolate. I don’t get it, but hey, we all have our likes and dislikes. :)

So for those of you that want a sweet dessert without chocolate, this one’s for you!

Here you have – Rice Krispie Cereal, Fruity Yummy Mummy + Orange + Sprinkles = Rice Krispie Orange Delights.

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