Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

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.

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Double Decker Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 24 squares
  • Category: Bars
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Double decker peanut butter chocolate Rice Krispie treats are packed with texture and flavor. You’ll love the peanut butter cups hiding inside!


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)

Instructions

  1. Line a 11×7 baking pan with aluminum foil/parchment paper. Generously spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Make the 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. Make the 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.

Notes

  1. Tip: I chilled the treats for 30 minutes in the refrigerator, let sit out for about 5 minutes, and then cut into squares.
  2. 13×9 Inch Pan: You may also try a 13×9 baking pan, which will lend thinner squares.

Keywords: peanut butter chocolate rice krispie treats

31 Comments

  1. How did you know Krispie treats are my number one go to dessert? Why thank you girl. These look awesome, pinned them to my krispie treat addiction board!!!

  2. 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!

  3. 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:-)

  4. Ohmygoodness, these sound amazing! I STILL love rice krispie treats as much as I did when I was a kid–and I have to say that this recipe looks like it would top my list. Holy cow, LOVE the addition of the peanut butter!

    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!

  5. These are dangerous for a pb/choc addict such as myself. Holy yum! The added pb cups put me over the edge. Must have these!

  6. I love peanut butter chocolate explosion days.

    That secret layer of Reese’s really takes it up a notch here.

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

  7. 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!

  8. holy double decker! i’ll take double the pans of this! i love that this has peanut butter and chocolate in a rice krispy treat! wonderful creation, Sally!

  9. Holy cow Sally. You’re amazing. Genius. And you need to come to my house STAT with a plate of these.

  10. sounds fantastic, sally! i’ll have to get a friend to make these for me. for some odd reason, i can NOT make rice krispies. they always fail. haha 🙂

  11. 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!

  12. oh holy yum! i love rice krispie treats + these look beyond delicious! i’ll take a dozen, please. =)

  13. i dont trying mix the nuts with chocolate in cake
    to me show that are amazing with great flavours adding banana
    for me is nice XD
    thank u for this recipe

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