Double Decker Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats. Two layers to love! No-bake and easy.

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats. Two layers to love! No-bake and easy.
Rice Krispie treats are a classic favorite of mine.  Chewy, gooey, and highly adaptable – a blank canvas for adding in anything and everything your heart desires.    You can make them with regular Rice Krispies, Cocoa Krispies, or even Reese’s Puffs.  Throw festive sprinkles in them and you’ve got yourself an easy, quick treat to bring to any holiday party.  Or jazz them up with some cake mix for a cake batter twist.

Whichever way I’m making them, I always always add in extra butter and marshmallows to make them super gooey.  Less cereal and more of the good stuff, pleeeeeease.

Today I did somethin’ a little crazy with my Rice Krispie treats. First, I made a half-batch of peanut butter Rice Krispie treats.  Creamy peanut butter + marshmallow + butter makes one stellar base layer.

Second, I secretly topped the peanut butter layer with mini Reese’s cups.  You could easily used chopped Reese’s cups or leave this layer out entirely.  But I loved the extra melty chunks of chocolate and peanut butter hiding inside. 😉

Third, I made a half-batch of Cocoa Krispie treats (made from Cocoa Krispies cereal).   I LOVED the chocolate layer so much that I couldn’t stop.  I topped it all with semi-sweet chocolate chips.  And then I called it a day.

A peanut butter + chocolate explosion day.

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats. Two layers to love! No-bake and easy.

It comes as no surprise that I charged up a class Rice Krispie treat with the world’s best little combo, peanut butter and chocolate.  If you’re looking for an easy, yet decadent no-bake dessert that you and your kids would love, then you have to try these.

A smorgasbord of layers, textures, chew, and crisp. It was hard to stop at only one. 😉

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats. Two layers to love! No-bake and easy.

 

Double Decker Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients:

Peanut Butter Layer

  • 2 and 1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows (approximately half of a 10 oz. package)
  • 1 cup Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (or chopped regular or fun sized Reese's Peanut Butter Cups)

Chocolate Layer

  • 2 and 1/2 cups Cocoa Krispies cereal
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows (approximately half of a 10 oz package)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or milk chocolate/white chocolate)

Directions:

  1. Line a 11x7 baking pan with aluminum foil/parchment paper.  Generously spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Peanut butter layer: melt the butter and peanut butter in a large saucepan over low to medium heat.  Add the marshmallows and constantly stir until they are completely melted. Mixture will be thick.  Remove from heat and add in Rice Krispie cereal. Mix together well.  Press mixture into prepared baking pan.  I used a spatula sprayed with nonstick spray to make the sticky mixture easier to press down.  Top peanut butter layer with mini Reese's cups.  Set baking pan aside.
  3. Chocolate layer: melt the butter in the same large saucepan over low to medium heat.  Add the marshmallows and constantly stir until they are completely melted.  Remove from heat and add in Cocoa Krispies cereal.  Mix together well.  Press mixture on top of the peanut butter layer.  Press chocolate chips on top of chocolate layer and allow to set for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Cut into 24 squares.

Recipe Notes:

 *I chilled the treats for 30 minutes in the refrigerator, let sit out for about 5 minutes, and then cut into squares.
*You may also try a 13x9 baking pan, which will lend thinner squares.

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PS: here are some more ways to get your peanut butter & chocolate fix! 

Chocolate Frosted Reese’s Puffs Treats

 

Mini Rainbow M&M Cookies with Peanut Butter Buttercream

 

No-Bake Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

No-Bake Reese's Peanut Butter Bars-13

 

Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Cookies-6

 

What’s your favorite way to eat peanut butter + chocolate?  Sometimes, I like a straight-up spoonful of creamy peanut butter dotted with M&Ms 🙂

Do you have any favorite ways to make rice krispie treats?  I think today’s recipe are at the top of the list for me.  Next time, I want to add butterscotch chips!

 

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  1. Holy cow, Sally! You and your love for PB + chocolate is becoming dangerous for even me! All these tempting, gooey, rich treats beckoning to me every day I visit your gorgeous blog. And I love the mini pb cup surprise in the middle of these bad boys. No bake + rich & delicious? You know how I like it 🙂

    1. I don’t think I can ever stop it with the peanut butter + chocolate! The pb mini cups are such a tasty little something extra hiding in between 🙂 Thanks Hayley!

  2. I can’t resist rice krispie treats at all!!! Especially ones as loaded with good stuff as yours are!!! Eeeeiiikkk to the hidden reeses in there…LOVE THAT!!! Why oh why don’t you live closer to me:-)

    1. Thanks Ashley – I’ve never made pb rice krispie treats before but I’m glad I did! So creamy and gooey, like a fluffernutter almost!

    1. lol thank you Winnie! After having one too many, I brought them into work. I would’ve eaten the entire batch!

  3. I have a super cool cereal treat I am hoping to post over the next week or so. These just look amazing. I usually think cereal treats can be boring, but these look good enough to be a restaurant dessert!

  4. These have it all – 2 kind of RKTs in one AND a layer of PB cups AND one of the 2 layers is PB based and the other is choc-based. Seriously – you covered each.and.every.base!

    And I adore RKTs – they are one of my all time fave things to make and when I’m in Aruba, I always make tons! I think every RKT recipe in my archives shy of one, I have made while Im here, so…ya know…

    1. Thanks Averie! I love RKT’s too… like cookies, you can do ANYTHING and everything with them! I can’t wait to see if you make any while you’re in ARuba! So many yummy options. I’m thinking a chocolate coconut-y one would be fab!

  5. Just dropping in to meet and greet you and to thank you for Judging at Unique Sweets Link Party:) I wanted also to thank you for picking my little Chipotle Chocolate Bacon Cupcake as one of your favorites:) I was honored!
    I am amazed at all your wonderful recipes, I am still exploring and love them.
    I think I have gained 5lbs just looking and drooling, Lol
    Thank you again and have an amazing day!

    1. Evelyn! You deserved it! Those cupcakes looked and sounded incredible – what a stellar combo of flavors! Thank you for the sweet compliments, I couldn’t do it without readers like YOU! xo!

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