Things I have been cooking lately #109: Rice Krispie treats/Peanut butter Rice Krispie treats

As most of you know I love baking and creating tasty treats for friends, co-workers (and obviously myself). Baking takes loads of time (and a little skill) though and sometimes you want to be able to make something delicious really quickly. Behold… Rice Krispie treats. Whether you’re taking a break from more complex baking or you’re not a confident bakerΒ if you need to produce sweet snacks for a bake sale or a children’s party, these are perfect. Plus, I have found a way to pimp them with peanut butter!

Unfortunately I can’t find the picture I took of these but I am going add one as soon as I make them again

Rice krispie treats… two ways

For the plain version

5 cups Rice Krispies (or similar generic brand cereal, which is what I used and they were great)
110g butter
300g mini marshmallows
1/2 a teaspoon vanilla extract
A pinch of salt

Measure out the Rice Krispies and set aside.

Line a large, deep baking dish with foil and spray with non-stick spray.

Melt the butter in a large pot over a low heat. Once the butter has melted add the vanilla, salt and marshmallows and stir until everything is melted together.

Pour the marshmallow mixture over the Rice Krispies and stir until they are completely coated. Spread the mixture into the prepared baking tin and press down with a spatula.

Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares with a sharp knife.

For the peanut butter chocolate version

5 cups of Rice Krispies (or similar generic brand cereal)
75g butter
2 heaped tablespoons smooth peanut butter
100g dark chocolate chips

Measure out the Rice Krispies and set aside.

Line a large, deep baking dish with foil and spray with non-stick spray.

Melt the butter and peanut butter in a large pot over a low heat. Once melted add the marshmallows and stir until everything is melted together.

Pour the marshmallow mixture over the Rice Krispies and stir until they are completely coated. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes before stirring in the chocolate chips. Spread the mixture into the prepared baking tin and press down with a spatula.

Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares with a sharp knife.

Each recipe makes about 24 squares

6 Comments

    1. Abbi

      They were very popular with my colleagues and husband who requested that I make them.

      1. Theo

        A second try will include the colleagues who were away from their desk that day…. no names mentioned… πŸ˜› :p

        1. Abbi

          I will definitely be making more!

  1. At last something I have actually made! But never with peanut butter. Will DEFINITELY try that out! YUM.

    1. Abbi

      The peanut butter is the best bit! Hahahahaha!

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