04 December 2014

Peanut Butter~Chocolate Krispy Bites

Happy December to you all!!  Thanks for popping by! It's finally here!! Yes, I am doing my Happy Dance. I know I make some people a little sick with my "all-things-Christmas" excitement! But I just can't help myself.  

Did you all get to check out my Holiday Apron transformation for under 10 bucks?! I have to say I am pretty proud of that one and yes, I am wearing it, while I bake!  Like my Grandma use to say, "if you're not going to use it, what's the good in having it?!" I try to live by the example she left, in that respect..

Now that I have my apron and my baking ingredients stocked up, it's time to start some serious baking!  I love that it has been cold and rainy here.  Just exactly the right weather for putting on Christmas music, a pretty ruffled apron and getting to work in my kitchen on all our Christmas Goodies to share!
Starting things off this year,  were these Super-Yummy, Super-Easy twist on the all-time favorite,  guaranteed to leave an empty plate,  Rice Krispy Treats.   Here's the twist:  I use less butter,  add a good dose of peanut butter and top them with a chocolate ganache! That's it! Simplicity at it's best! 

The original recipe is from one of my Mum's cookbooks, I can't even tell you which, my copy is so worn out, but it goes this: 
4 tablespoons butter
1~10 0z bag of miniature marshmallows
6 cups crispy rice or rice krispies
So the only real difference I made here was changing the butter to 
1-1/2 Tbsp butter & 4-5 Tbsp Peanut Butter the rest is the same! 

Oh, and the chocolate! We can't forget the chocolate!

Are you ready? Here we go!

~Melt the butter and peanut butter in a large sauce pan over low heat, until melted, add your full 10 oz bag of marshmallows until  blended. This shouldn't take no more than a couple minutes, don't overdo it. Better to have some unmelted than overcooked. Remove the pan from the heat.

~ Add cereal. combine well. (You can kinda play with the amount of cereal, too, depending on how dense you like yours. It work best with between 5  and 6-1/2 cups rice cereal.
~ Using buttered hands, press the mixture into a 9"x13" pan lined with parchment paper and buttered.
~Melt 12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1/3-1/2 cup cream in a double boiler, just until melted.
~Spread over your pan of Crispy cereal, then let set up @ room temperature. 
~Pull your parchment paper up from the corners, allowing you to remove the whole pan full over a cutting surface, cut into 2"x2" squares.
Then enjoy!  Don't bother trying to store these for the Holidays they'll never make it! This batch was gone in less than 2 days!  
Seriously, though,  these do store well in an air sealed container and are the first to be gone at any gathering.  
I hope you enjoyed my little twist on this old classic.  Happy December!


  1. Ohhh. PEANUT BUTTER rice crispy treats. These sound so darn good! I'll have to give them a try!!

    1. They are absolutely delish, Miranda. I hope you like them. I should have called them Vanishing PB Crispy Bites! LOL

  2. My kids would love these! Thanks for sharing!

    1. If yours are anything like the ones around here, they'll be gone by the end of the day! Thanks for your comment, Hilda!

  3. Oh yummy these sound so good, all that gooey marshmallow peanut butter goodness around that crispy cereal sounds so good! I wish I had one or two of these now with my tea ;)

    1. Thanks so much Emma, I wish you had popped over got plenty a tea, too!

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  6. Hi Theresa,
    We will just love your Peanut Butterchocolate Krispy Bites, they look fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and thank you so much for your special help in getting me to my goal, I really appreciate it!!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

    1. Aww, thanks so much Miz Helen! What a joy. I'll be thrilled to come back!

  7. Theresa, we are big fans of rice krispie treats at our house, and I love to try new recipes for them. It is cold and rainy here today, so you are right- perfect goodie-making weather! I share your excitement about the holidays- thank you for the big dose of holiday happiness! And thank you for sharing these treats with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)

    1. Thanks so much, Joy. I'm always so happy to share at your Party! I'm glad you like these!

  8. Peanut Butter and Chocolate may be the perfect combo! Thanks for sharing with us on the Online Christmas Cookie Exchange!

  9. Very happy to say we have featured these in a special Christmas Cookies post! :D



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