Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bars are the ultimate kid-friendly sweet treat. I love this version most since I always seem to have the ingredients on hand. They are a cross between Scotcheroos and the classic Rice Krispie bars we all know and love.
With just 5 ingredients you can be noshing on these sweet treats within 15 minutes of the craving striking.
For These Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bars
All you need is love…oh, and these 5 ingredients =)
- Rice Krispies cereal
- light corn syrup
- granulated sugar
- peanut butter
- chocolate chips
This was the go-to cereal bar in my family when I was growing up. It was a toss up between these and haystack type cookies as our favorite after-school treats. Both are no-bake cookie bars so they are easy for kids to pitch in and help make.
How Do You Scotcheroo?
Including butterscotch chips in the topping with chocolate chips would make these more of an official Scotcheroo, but you can vary up a lot of things and still give them that title, like using Special K cereal instead of Rice Krispies, or adding a sprinkling of sea salt or chopped peanuts, or even using an alternate nut butter. Tailor yours to your taste buds.
Apparently September 18 is Rice Krispies Treats Day, but you need no excuse to whip up a batch. Enjoy!
p.s. By the way, if you love Rice Krispies, be sure to check out one of our all-time favorite cookies, these Chewy Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies. The recipe has Rice Krispies in them and a fun combination of other ingredients.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
2 teaspoons butter (to prep pan)
1 cup light corn syrup (Karo)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup peanut butter
6 cups Rice Krispies, cereal
10-12 ounces chocolate chips
Coat bottom and sides of 9×13-inch pan with butter; set aside. In large saucepan over medium heat, place corn syrup and sugar. Heat and stir, melting just until it bubbles and you can stir it smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and cereal. Drop into prepared pan, then press the mixture evenly/level, throughout the pan. In a small saucepan melt the chocolate chips just until you can stir them smooth. Pour onto Rice Krispies layer, spreading it out evenly, across the top. Allow to cool (as long as you can.) Cut into squares. Refrigerate any leftovers. Serve at room temperature. Makes about 24 treats.