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peanut butter rice krispie treats topped with chocolate sitting on brown parchment paper

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Tara Kringlen
Creamy peanut butter is melted with the butter and marshmallow mixture and then mixed with rice krispies and more marshmallows for extra gooey texture. The treats are topped with milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips that melt into a delicious thick chocolate topping.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 bars
Calories 276 kcal


  • 5 tablespoon salted butter cubed
  • 10 oz bag mini marshmallows divided
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups Rice Krispies cereal or other store brand rice cereal
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips milk or semi-sweet
  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil


  • Line a 9x9 or 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper leaving an overhang on 2 sides or alternately spray with cooking spray.
  • Remove one cup of marshmallows from the bag and set aside. In a large saucepan, melt the butter, all but 1 cup of the marshmallows and the peanut butter over medium heat. Stir constantly until it's fully melted and combined.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Quickly stir in the rice krispies until combined. Once combined, stir in the reserved cvup of mini marshmallows.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula or your hands until it's even. Don't press too hard! If it's too sticky, spray the spatula or your hands with cooking spray.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring after each time until melted. Stir in the vegetable oil.
  • Pour in melted chocolate over teh rice krispie treats and smooth the top. Let them sit for at least 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden.
  • When you are ready to serve them, lift the whole block of rice krispie treats out of the pan using the parchment overhang. Slice them with a large knife.


Store in a covered container at room temperature for 2-3 days. Do not refrigerate.


Calories: 276kcal
Keyword cereal treats, chocolate and peanut butter, rice krispie treats
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