Chocolate Frosted Reese’s Puffs Treats

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If you love Reese’s Puffs cereal, you will enjoy these easy 6 ingredient no bake treats! 

If you love Reese’s Puffs cereal, you will enjoy these easy 6 ingredient no bake treats!

I love being in my kitchen developing new recipes or tweaking old ones.  Getting my hands wet, my apron messy, and dirtying every measuring cup in the house (God bless my dishwasher).  Baking is my therapy.  Good for the mind and the tummy.  Somedays I could spend hours in the kitchen!

And today was…. not one of those days.

Baltimore summers are hot and humid. Hot days and hot ovens DO NOT mix well in my teeny tiny apartment.  Unless I want to feel like I live in a sauna, I try not to turn on the oven on sweltering hot days. During these months, Sally’s Baking Addiction quickly turns into Sally’s No-Baking Addiction.

Well, I honestly can’t think of a better way to no-bake something than to throw chocolate, butter, marshmallows, and Reese’s Puffs into a pan.  Reese’s Puffs are the sugary crack cereal that I never ate much of when I was growing up.  They are peanut butter + chocolate flavored crunchy sugar puffs that are quite addicting with or without milk.  Now that I’m a grown up, I can take these sugary little puffs of heaven and add even more sugar and butter to them because… well, why not?

Chocolate Frosted Reese's Puffs Treats

If you love Reese's Puffs cereal, you will enjoy these easy no bake treats!

Ingredients:

Reese's Puffs Layer

  • 1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1 10.5 ounce bag mini marshmallows
  • 6 and 1/2 cups Reese's Puffs cereal

Chocolate Fudge Layer

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 - 1 and 1/2 cups Reese's Pieces (optional)

Directions:

  1. Spray an 11x7 (or 9x9) baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and stir constantly. Once the marshmallows are completely melted, remove pan from heat. Stir in the Reese's Puffs until they are completely coated with the marshmallow. Press into prepared baking pan. I used a spatula sprayed with nonstick spray to make the sticky cereal mixture easier to press down.
  3. Make the chocolate fudge layer by microwaving the chocolate chips and cubed butter for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Microwave for another 30 seconds and stir. Continue microwaving in 30-second intervals until chocolate can be stirred smooth. Once completely melted smooth, spread chocolate on top of Reese's Puffs treats. If topping with Reese's Pieces, press them lightly into the fudge frosting so they stick.
  4. Chill bars for at least 1 hour so the chocolate can set before cutting into squares. Store covered in the refrigerator during hot months to avoid the chocolate topping from melting.

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45 Comments

  1. Ugh, don’t you hate sweltering days? Especially when all you wanna do is bake, bake, bake but don’t want to actually bake yourself. Thank goodness for no-bake treats! These are AWESOME. Like chocolate + peanut butter sugar bomb AWESOME. And a perfect solution to a psycho-hot day!

  2. I am totally trying to go as no-bake as possible this summer. It’s already 100 here and our A/C is so expensive! LOVE THESE. That cereal is to die for.

    1. 100 degrees??? I’m complaining at 93 degrees!! Don’t know how you do it! Cereal bars will save your life Dorothy! 🙂

  3. They look so good and I can’t believe you made something, shot it, edited, and posted it…all on the same day! I am day(s) week(s) ahead. Sometimes a recipe will jump the line but by and large, it’s a 10 day lag. I am impressed!

    And hot, small kitchen..yeah, I have one of those where everything melts…on contact 🙂

    1. Averie, shooting and editing took me longer than actually making the bars! I, too, have tons of recipes still lined up but I had to post these today…too yummy to hold back.

  4. It was near 100 here today, so yeah–I did NO baking. Unless laying on a chair at the pool counts. =) Wish I would have had some of these with me!

  5. I love no bake desserts and these look like total winners. I’ve never tried making treats out of my ever present stash of Reese’s Puffs!

  6. I love a yummy no bake treat on a hot day. These bars are PERFECT for pb/chocolate addicts like us. Thanks for feeding my addiction. And come on, frosting makes everything better 🙂

    1. I’m glad I found a pb/chocolate addict who is crazy for it as much as I am! And yes.. frosting makes everything better, you got that right!

  7. annnnd one more thing to try !!my appartment is 24square meters and it’s true that it gets freaking hot in here as soon as i turn on the oven…then again, it’s Sweden and the summer don’t seem to have found us on the map this year yet… :-/

  8. I love the sounds of these – it’s hard to pass up on a no bake dessert loaded with chocolate and peanut butter.

    Speaking of peanut buttery cereal – remember peanut butter toast crunch (PBTC as I lovingly called it)? That would be another great cereal to make these treats with – if only they still made it!

  9. Reese’s Puffs are the best! They taste delicious with gooey marshmallows. Hope you make and enjoy them Ally. Thanks!

  10. Yum-O! These look amazing. All bakers have to love (& appreciate) a good no-bake recipe once in a while.

  11. What a yummy twist on rice krispie treats! And super decadent with the chocolate frosting on top. This is the best way to get your treats without sweltering over a hot oven! And they look so summery too.

  12. These might be one of my favorite no-bake desserts yet! I love Reese Puffs cereal, and the Reese Pieces on top are the perfect final touch!

  13. Yum!! I LOVED Reese’s Puffs when I was younger, these sound awesome!! It has been so hot around here lately that is seriously unthinkable to even turn on the oven unless I turned the air conditioning down to like 60 degrees! Thanks for the awesome recipe 🙂

  14. These look like peanut butter overload – that’s a good thing! An interesting twist on a crispy rice treat. I love the added Reeses Pieces and chocolate frosting. Yummy!

  15. I absolutely loved these and so did my family! The only problem I had was the chocolate spread on top never seemed to harden all the way. I’ve made this twice, the first I used the chocolate and butter and the second just chocolate. The plain chocolate seemed to work a little better than with butter and tasted just as good. If anyone has any clues as to get it to harden faster, let me know! I tried to refrigerate it too, as soon as it came out however it softened up again.

    1. Hey Ellie! (I’ve always loved that name – Ellie) Anyway, the chocolate is definitely soft and melty. That’s just how it is. It doesn’t harden much. Try using 16 oz of melting chocolate instead – like Baker’s brand chocolate bars. Melt that and pour/spread over top. That will harden more than chocolate chips would because it is made for melting/hardening.

  16. Try adding some carmel ice cream topping to the chocolate. Oh so yummy. Used to make rice krispie bars adding pb to the bars and carmel to the melted choc chips for frosting. Frosted flakes are another option. Didn’t have some of these cereals when I was a kid. In az we are now pushing 110+, so I invested in a convection oven microwave. Small, but the heat goes out the vent instead of into the space.

  17. I would love to win that beautiful cake plate! I also like to collect those as baking is my favorite thing to do!!! Fingers crossed!! 😉

  18. I tried this recipe for the first time after looking for the perfect reeses’ cereal bar recipe, and I definitely found it. I love this recipe and I’ll be making it again!

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