Classic favorite Rice Krispies treats meet the timeless flavor combination of chocolate and peanut butter, filled with mini peanut butter cups and topped with a drizzle of dark chocolate ganache.
Prep Time 5 minutesminutes
Cook Time 15 minutesminutes
Total Time 20 minutesminutes
Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats
½CupCreamy Peanut Butter
10ozMini Marshmallowsone package
6CupsRice Krispies cereal
1CupMini Peanut Butter Cupsplus more for top
1ozDark Chocolateroughly chopped
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large, light-colored saucepan or pot, add the butter and melt over medium-high heat. Continue cooking, swirling the pan occasionally, as the butter boils and pops. Once the popping subsides, watch the butter carefully until the solids sink to the bottom of the pot and begin to turn a light golden brown.
Turn the heat down to low, and Immediately add in the marshmallows and peanut butter, and stir until the entire mixture is melted and gooey.
Add in the Rice Krispies cereal, 2 cups at a time, mixing in each batch thoroughly until coated before adding the next batch. When you get to the end, it may be more difficult to stir, so use a folding motion.
Turn off the heat and fold in the peanut butter cups. These will begin to slightly melt as you combine them with the treats, but that's okay.
Transfer the treat mixture to the prepared sheet pan, gently pressing to form a rectangle shape, evenly spreading the treats throughout the pan.
Prepare the ganache by adding the heavy cream to a microwave safe cup. Heat in 10 second intervals until hot, but not scalding. Add the chopped chocolate to a heat-proof bowl, and pour the hot cream on top. Stir until the chocolate is fully melted and the mixture is completely combined.
While the ganache is still warm, drizzle it over the Rice Krispies treats in a fun pattern. Place the entire tray in the fridge to set the ganache, about an hour. Then let it warm back up to room temperature to serve, about 15 minutes. Cut into 24 pieces.
Make these gluten-free: Rice Krispies brand cereal contains malt, so it is not gluten-free. However, some generic versions are, so be sure to check the ingredients and labels.
Make ahead tip: These can be made up to 3 days in advance, and stored at room temperature tightly wrapped, either before or after cutting.