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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Gooey and Delicious! Chocolate peanut butter treats

I love rice krispie treats, but sometimes I like a little variety, something a bit less "vanilla". The other day I decided to try chocolate treats using Cocoa Pebbles, and then decided to take it one step further and indulge my love of chocolate mixed with peanut butter. As you might guess from the picture, my first attempt was with cocoa pebbles and peanut butter cap'n crunch. If I used the cap'n crunch again, I would literally crunch the cereal - I found it made the bars too tough to chew, and really unnecessary from a taste standpoint.

1 stick butter
1 (10.5oz) bag mini marshmallows
1/3C smooth peanut butter
8 cups cocoa pebbles (optionally can substitute some of the chocolate for peanut butter cereal)

Melt the butter and stir in peanut butter. Mix to combine, turn off heat and add marshmallows. Once everything is melted and combined, add cereal(s) and mix. Press into a pan and cool.

*this is 2x the butter called for in the "classic" rice krispie treat recipe. I tweeted the other day that I'd accidentally used too much butter, but they turned out so well I will be using this as my new standard - at least until I get serious about losing the baby weight!*

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Marva said...

Yummo! Those sounds delish! i so love me some butter too! Blessings!!!

Nina said...

mmm I love peanut butter. good to know about the cap'n crunch cause before reading your notes I thought they would be great and they are what I have in the house.