Reeses Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Hey guys! I realize I’ve been a little M.I.A. lately. When I got back, I was so ready to dive into so many recipe and share them with all of you, but my life has been a little tragic this last week. There has been a lot of adversity going on in my hubbies family, which I don’t feel comfortable sharing, but then just recently I found out my father had 3 mini stokes in less then 24 hours. If you are wondering how a mini stoke differs from a full on stoke, it’s that smaller blood vessels get clogged cutting off blood flow to smaller areas of the brain. Less damage, but still they were able to tell that areas in the frontal lobe of his brain had died from the lack of oxygen. It’s ironic how in my life, whenever it rains, it pours. I never have just one thing to deal with. It’s always a smorgasbord of life shoved at me all at once.

It’s funny how secure you get with things when nothing big like this has happened to you in a while, and then you find how much you’ve taken things for granted. This whole experience has been kind of hard on my family, but I’m confident that my dad’s doctors will be able to stop any further damage from occurring and resolve most of the problems that have caused the incident.

Enough with depressing stuff though!! I wanted to post to get my mind off of everything going on. So, here is one of my own recipes. I saw some Reeses Rice Krispie Treats on Pinterest, and when I went to go read the ingredients to make them, I realized that they had no marshmallows included in the recipe… HOW CAN YOU HAVE A RICE KRISPIE TREAT RECIPE AND NO INCLUDE MARSHMALLOWS!? I’m sorry. I realize I take my food a little too personally, but really. If it doesn’t have any marshmallows, in my humble opinion, it’s not a real rice krispie treat.

So, for a get together with my hubbies work friends, I decided to make my own concoction that included marshmallows. You should know though before you begin, I like my rice krispie treats overly gooey. If I can’t see a string of marshmallow when you pull apart a rice krispie treat, then there isn’t enough marshmallow. And that’s how I created this recipe to be, an ooey-gooey mess of chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallow (with a little crunch from the cereal :). So, if you plan on serving these warm, be prepare to lick your fingers when your done. Enjoy!!

P.S. Here’s about how big you want your peanut butter cups diced into. Not too small. It’s better to have them be a little bigger then on the smaller size, cause they’re gonna fall apart a little bit when you stir them into the marshmallow. I cut mine, 2 times horizontally. Then 2 times vertically to get 9 cubs out of 1 peanut butter cup.

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Reeses Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

     6 cups Cocoa Krispies Cereal
     16-18 Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, diced

     5 Tbs butter or margarin
     3 Tbs light karo syrup
     1 (10 ounce) package plus 2 heaping cups miniature marshmallows
     1/3 cup peanut butter
     1/2 cup chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine cereal and diced Reeses. Set aside. Spray a 9 x 13 in. pan with cooking spray and set aside.

In a large pot melt butter over low heat. Add karo syrup and marshmallows and stir continuously until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and add cereal mixture into the pot and fold together just until cereal is evenly coated. (Peanut butter cup pieces will fall apart as you fold together your ingredients, so don’t over mix this.) Press mixture into the sprayed 9 x 13 in. pan. Set aside.

In a small microwave safe bowl, add peanut butter. Microwave for 30 second to a minute to melt. Set aside to let cool slightly. In a separate small microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate at 30 second intervals, stir between intervals, until smooth. Set aside to let cool slightly.

When peanut butter is cool enough to handle, transfer into a small zip lock bag. Clip a small piece out of the corner and pipe onto rice krispie treats, zig-zagging back and forth. Repeat steps with chocolate, placing in a small zip lock bag, and piping over the peanut butter. Either let treats sit at room temperature to allow chocolate to set up, or you can pop the pan into the fridge for about 5 minutes to speed up the process. Cut and serve.

Makes a 9 x 13 in. sheet of treats.

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40 responses

  1. I have tried to pin this recipe several times and it won't let me. I have also clicked the button to follow you on Pinterest and it keeps saying that it cannot find the page. Just wondered if anyone else is having a problem or just me?

  2. " If I can't see a string of marshmallow when you pull apart a rice krispie treat"… Darn, I was looking forward to seeing a picture of that string of marshmallows! Otherwise, OMG, it's got me salivating big time.So sorry to hear about your father and his TIAs. My mother went through that, too. I'll be hoping for the best for him. Hugs to you.

  3. I got the "Follow Me On Pinterest" button working. I don't know why all of the sudden it just stopped working. Sorry about that. As per the problem pinning, I have no idea why that is doing that. I've actually been having problems pinning stuff lately too… Hum…. I will let you know if I figure out how to fix this. Sorry :/

  4. I got the "Follow Me On Pinterest" button working. I don't know why all of the sudden it just stopped working. Sorry about that. As per the problem pinning, I have no idea why that is doing that. I've actually been having problems pinning stuff lately too… Hum…. I will let you know if I figure out how to fix this. Sorry :/

  5. LoL!! Even I am not talented enough to pull apart a Rice Krispie Treat with both hands and somehow take a picture. Not saying I'm talented, but if someone could do that, it would be worth seeing ;)

  6. Oh.My. I would eat the entire panful. YUM!!! Thanks for the recipe. Ingredients are now on my grocery list. :)Hope life settles down for you soon!!

  7. THANK YOU!!!!! for creating a Rice Krispie treat recipe that includes peanut butter and chocolate, but NOT butterscotch. I just wish it didn't also have Karo syrup, but I've looked, and that seems an impossible request.

  8. Used your recipe and just changed the cocoa krispies to Gluten free rice crispies and the rest was gluten free, so they turned out so yummy! Thanks so much! I LOVE chocolate and peanut butter together! =-)

  9. These look delicious! I'll have to try your version sometime. Maybe I'll even try some marshmallow in my Reeses Krispies. Though I will say in my defense, I did call them Reeses Krispies not Rice Krispy Treats, so it wasn't really supposed to be the marsh version ;)

  10. LoL!! Now I big fat want to tuck my tail between my legs and hide. If it helps dig me out of this whole, I loved the idea. Very creative, and has inspired me to think more outside of the box. It's way nice to meet you!! Love your blog :)

  11. I found out at 11pm that I needed a yummy treat for the next day. Thankfully I happened to have all the ingredients to make these (it's been on my list of treats for the past week). I hustled to the kitchen and in 1/2 hour had them in the pan, covered and in the garage to cool for the night. That included time to cut up all the Reese's!! I haven't actually had a whole piece of this delectable treat, but I allowed myself the indulgence of licking the bowl. FANTASTIC! If I die in my sleep, I die a happy woman! THANK YOU for sharing this recipe!

  12. I haven't had a chance to eat these yet – made them for my daughter coming home from camp who LOVES reeses. I cut them up but them seem to have melted when added to the hot marshmallow mix. Is that what happened to everyone else? I did use regular rice kripsies instead of the cocoa ones, but they look delicious!!

  13. Yes, they are gonna melt and come apart as you fold them into the marshmallow. But you should still get chunks of Reese's if you don't over mix the treats.

  14. We broke into them today when she came home. They are DELICIOUS! but mine were definitely melted. Next time I may try freezing the reeses before I mix them. Once they hit the hot marshmallow goo, they melted.. :( good regardless.. I hit with the whole family! thanks

  15. Yeah, you can use that. But really, they don't fall apart that much. But if you are concerned, refrigerate them overnight first. Or at least for a couple of hours.

  16. @Kerresa Dudley Kerresa, It really depends on what syrup you wanted to exchange it out for. Technically, you could just rub out the Karo Syrup all together. All it does is keeps the marshmallows gooey and soft for longer. I just hate how normal rice krispy treats go try and brittle after a couple days, so that's why I add it into mine. But they'll be just fine without too. Hope this helps :)

  17. I LOVE this recipe! My husband goes crazy for anything peanut butter and chocolate and these are his favorite! I opted to put a drizzle of nutella on top instead on the chocolate/peanut butter. saves time and is extra divine! these are so sinfully delicious and my go-to recipe for gatherings. im making them tonight for a party and im sure they will be a hit! THANK YOUU!

  18. i would like to make but with out marshmallow, do I need to change anything about the recipe if I leave them out?

  19. Just made these, what a fabulous recipe… Took care of that peanut butter/chocolate craving I’ve been suffering from this week! I’ll definitely be making these again!

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