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Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats

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The ultimate American childhood snack food is taken to the next level with a healthy dose of peanut butter and chocolate.  Impossible to resist!!  

Ingredients:

for the 1st layer rice krispie treat:
3 cups Rice Krispie cereal
5oz marshmallows
2 tbsp butter
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

for the 2nd layer peanut butter fudge:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 cup powdered sugar
1-1/4 cup mini peanut butter cups

for the 3rd layer rice krispie treat:
3 cups Rice Krispie cereal
5oz marshmallows
2 tbsp butter
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

for the 4th layer chocolate PB ganache:
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions:

for the 1st layer rice krispie treat:
- Grease the bottom and sides of a 9x13 pan.
- Measure out the 3 cups of rice krispies and set aside.
- Put the marshmallows, butter, peanut butter, and vanilla in a large microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave for about 45 seconds, and stir until smooth.
- Stir in rice cereal and spread evenly into pan.

for the 2nd layer peanut butter fudge:
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and peanut butter until smooth.
- Add powdered sugar and vanilla and stir until smooth. Spread evenly over first layer of rice krispies.
- Sprinkle your mini peanut butter cups on top of the fudge and press them gently into the fudge.
- Transfer pan to the fridge to let the fudge set as you prepare the next layer.

for the 3rd layer rice krispie treat:
- Prepare rice krispie mixture like the first layer, then spread evenly over the peanut butter cup layer. Set aside.

for the 4th layer chocolate PB ganache:
- Place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth, stirring in between each round. Mix in peanut butter.
- Pour ganache over rice krispies and use an offset spatula to evenly spread the chocolate.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ganache is firm. Cut into bars (I made mine small because they are super rich!)
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum......
bajablue1 year ago
Beautiful work, Erica!  These look absolutely delicious!!!
ray741 year ago
These look amazing! :D