Friday, May 25, 2012

Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats

I've previously shared my love/fascination/appreciation for rice kripsy treats. At the rate we're going, they could be their very own food trend. Move over cupcakes, cake pops, and mini pies, rice krispy treats are going to rule this town.

Think about it! You have either plain, chocolate, or fruity rice cereal; the marshmallows come in all sorts of colors/flavors! Then, there's all the other flavors you could mix in: chocolate, peanut butter, mint, dulce de leche...

The krispy revolution has the potential to be amazing.

Here's one step closer to taking over the dessert world with crispy rice cereal treats, and all you need is 5 ingredients!

Yes, crispy...with a C. When this revolution starts picking up speed, we want to avoid lawsuits.

Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
10 oz. package of mini marshmallows
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
6 cups crispy rice cereal
1 cup butterscotch chips

Prepare a 9x13 glass pan with nonstick spray.

In a large pot, melt the 3 tablespoons of butter over medium-low heat. When the butter is almost completely melted, add the 10 oz of marshmallows. Using a spatula, coat marshmallows with hot melted butter to help speed the melting process. Occasionally remove pot from heat to avoid burning the bottom.

When the marshmallows begin to lose their shape, add the 1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter. Continue to heat, stir, and remove from heat as necessary. Marshmallow mixture will begin to look sticky and stringy. Continue stirring together until just combined.

Remove pot from heat completely, stir in the 6 cups of cereal. Add the cup of butterscotch chips, and combine well. Scrape contents of the pot into the prepared pan. Use your spatula to flatten cereal mixture into desired shape.
Cool completely before cutting.

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