Holiday Peanut Butter and Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

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I love peanut butter. I love to eat it in sandwiches and on apples but I’m usually not a big fan of peanut butter in desserts. I wanted to make a holiday treat that would be fun, tasty and not that tempting. Almost everyone else I know loves peanut butter in just about everything. I planned on passing these off to family and friends but then I took a bite…and another bite…and another bite…you get the picture.

At first I planned on using the standard recipe that calls for marshmallow. I was going to add some red and green food coloring to the mix and then use cookie cutters to create cute holiday shapes. I changed my mind once I stumbled across my supply of red and green chocolate candy. Of course, in order to get the candy to stick I would have to glaze the treats in chocolate. You see where I’m headed here. I’m always looking for a way to incorporate chocolate into a recipe.

Servings: 18 Treats
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Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 cup corn syrup (can use light or dark)
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 6 cups Kelloggs Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Nestle Red & Green Mixed Mini Morsels Toppers

Directions

  1. Lightly grease an 11 x 9-inch pan (can use a 13 x 9-inch pan).
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl combine the first 6 ingredients; microwave on high until melted and smooth, removing 2-3 times to stir.
  3. Immediately add in cereal and mix with a wooden spoon until combined.
  4. Transfer/spread into prepared pan then using lightly oiled finger press down into the pan.
  5. Cool for an hour or so until the mixture has set.
  6. Use your favorite cookie cutters to shape the treats.
  7. Melt approximately 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. Dip the treats in the chocolate and then dip the chocolate covered treats in the morsels.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 68g
Recipe makes 18 servings
Calories 290  
Calories from Fat 115 40%
Total Fat 13.63g 17%
Saturated Fat 5.22g 21%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 168mg 7%
Potassium 170mg 5%
Total Carbs 42.22g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 7%
Sugars 21.94g 15%
Protein 5.21g 8%
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