Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

These marshmallow peanut butter rice krispie treats, bring me back to my childhood.
These were one of my favorite dessert treats when I was growing up. I loved the change from the original recipe with just marshmallows to adding peanut butter.
By adding the peanut butter in there they stayed softer. Peanut butter rice krispie treats are a softer and gooey over top delicious krispie treat that any peanut butter lover will adore!

rice krispie cereal treats stacked

Every once in awhile I get really nostalgic. I love marshmallows and cereal together.  When I start reminiscing about my childhood there are certain comfort foods that bring back warm memories. This is my go to recipe that jars all the food memories of mom cooking in the kitchen, when I was a kid.

Peanut butter rice krispie treats were a favorite of mine. The original recipe called for less butter. I happen to like both the regular marshmallow rice krispie treats and this peanut butter rice krispie treat, with more butter.

 I actually use less peanut butter than what it called for. The recipe is slightly adapted to make them stay soft longer. These are really soft and gooey, crisp and delicous.

Sometimes she would even drizzle nutella or melted chocolate on top, especially around Easter. This was a treat at Halloween too. You can even shape these into eggs or cut them out with cookie cutters to make a themed treat! I also use part margarine and part butter. Margarine has more water in it, so I would never use all margarine. However all butter would be fine.

I love mine not so thick so I use a 13 x 9 cake pan lined with parchment paper. If you love a thicker bar you will need a brownie size pan around 12 x 10.
Just be sure to pat down the treats so they are compacted down, it makes them easier to cut. You can use the back of a spoon, wax paper or even a buttered spatula.

If you love chocolate you can also add miniature chocolate chips on top of these before they completely cool. That is another way I like them.
My other option I like occassionally is to substitute the plain rice krispies with chocolate krispies instead. Those are also delicious!

rice krispie treats stracks

 peanut butter krispies poured into a pan

There are so many recipes that brings some warm feelings about your past. I love to think back when mom was still around and we made them together. Making those memories last a lifetime. I miss everything mom made. Making things we did together keeps her memory alive.

bars cut and stacked

Although you can't bring back the old days, it sure is nice to relive them in the kitchen from your childhood memories with mom's recipes, that's what keep her memory alive.

 These  peanut butter rice krispie treats, were certainly a great memory of my childhood and brings many comforting memories while I'm eating them.

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats


10 1/2 ounce bag of mini marshmallows or use 40 large
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup butter 
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
8 cups rice krispie treats

Melt the butter and margarine together (you can use all butter or all margarine if you like). 
Pour in the marshmallows. Stir until melted.  Add the peanut butter until  stir until well blended. Add  in the rice krispies stir until well coated 

Pour into a parchment lined pan to keep from sticking.  I use the back of the spoon to mash them down to be level. You can use a piece of wax paper also, they are sticky. Cut into bars when cool.

Note: These bars will stay soft.
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  1. What a yummy blast from the past! We always had chocolate on ours, but I love both versions!


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