Thursday, October 11, 2012

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats with Reese’s Pieces

Rice Krispie treats are a dessert staple from my childhood, but sometimes I like to mix it up and step out of the plain Rice Krispie treat rut. Since I am on a peanut butter kick lately, I was thrilled when I came across this recipe on My Baking Addiction. The combination with peanut butter and Reese's Pieces is Rice Krispie treat heaven! These treats are rich so make sure you cut them no larger than 2-inch bars

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats with Reese’s Pieces
recipe courtesy of My Baking Addiction

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
5 ¾ cups miniature marshmallows, divided
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
6 cups crisped rice cereal (Kellogg's Rice Krispies)
1 cup Reese's Pieces

Line a 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add in 5 cups of marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add in the peanut butter and continue stirring until the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

Add crisped rice cereal; stirring until well coated. Fold in the Reese's Pieces and remaining ¾ cup marshmallows.

Using buttered spatula, press the mixture into the prepared pan. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats with Reese’s Pieces are best if served the same day they are made.