These Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats have it all. From crunchy Rice Krispie with peanut butter & marshmallow to a hard shell chocolatey layer on top. Along with my Christmas Reindeer Chow, these are one of my favorite Christmas treats. Plus, they are only 5 ingredients and so easy to make!
These Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Squares are such a fun treat to make with the kids for the holidays. You can always add holiday sprinkles on top of the chocolate before it hardens to add a little festive charm.
I always make these Rice Krispies with Biscoff truffles, Chocolate Pecans and peanut butter fudge with condensed milk, with the Christmas cookies because it adds a little variation to the cookie platter.
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- These are so delicious with crispy rice krispies, peanut butter flavor and a serious chocolate layer on top
- Easy to make with about 15 minutes of prep time
- A great Christmas treat to add some variation to the cookie platter
- Only 5 ingredients
Rice Krispies, Butter and Marshmallows - The classic ingredients for homemade Rice krispie treats. I prefer to use salted butter and the Kelloggs and Jet Puffed Marshmallow brand.
Peanut Butter-Added into the rice krispie treats and chocolate to bring in some serious peanut butter flavor. Buy a peanut butter brand like Jif or Skippy for the right consistency. Natural peanut butter, with just peanuts and salt, isn't going to be a good option for this recipe.
Chocolate Melting Wafers- I use these melting wafers over chocolate chips because they melt so easily and don't seize up like chocolate chips sometimes do. Plus, they turn into a nice hard layer over the rice krispies in the fridge really quickly. Ghirardelli is my brand of choice for this recipe for its superior quality.
*Full recipe ingredients and quantities can be found in the recipe card below.
Substitutions and Variations:
Looking for a classic recipe? Try my Rice Krispie Squares with Marshmallow Fluff.
If you have peanut butter allergies, leave the peanut butter out of the recipe and the recipe instructions and ingredients stay the same.
Instead of mini marshmallows, the large marshmallows can be used. Use a full 10 ounce package, about 40 large marshmallows.
Add sprinkles for a festive flair for the holidays over the chocolate before placing the casserole dish in the fridge.
Alternate Melting Method: To melt the chocolate wafers in the microwave, follow the instructions on the melting wafers bag.
How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats:
Step 1: Line the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish with parchment paper. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium low heat on the stovetop.
Step 2: Into the pot, add in the marshmallows and ½ cup peanut butter. Stir often until combined and melted.
Step 3: Turn off the heat on the stovetop and pour in rice krispie treats. Stir until combined.
Step 4: Pour the rice krispie treats into the casserole dish. Cover with a piece of parchment paper and press down into the dish to flatten.
Step 5: Once the rice krispie treats are flat and packed into the casserole dish, set them aside.
Step 6: In a double boiler over medium heat with 1 cup of water in the bottom, melt the chocolate wafers, stirring every few minutes. Once the chocolate is melted, add in ½ cup of peanut butter and stir to combine.
Step 7: Immediately pour the chocolate over the rice krispies and smooth out with a frosting spatula or the bottom of a spoon to cover the whole surface. Place casserole dish in the fridge until the chocolate is hard, approximately 20-25 minutes.
Step 8: Slice the rice krispies into squares, serve and enjoy!
- Use parchment paper to press the rice krispies flat to help them from sticking to your hands.
- Make sure to use creamy peanut butter like Jif or Skippy for this recipe.
- Leave the rice krispies in the fridge until the chocolate is hard.
Make sure to press them firmly into the 9x13 pan before adding on the melted chocolate.
I don't recommend chocolate chips because the chocolate consistency is different and they don't harden like melting chocolate does.
Store the peanut butter chocolate krispie squares in a sealed container or a gallon ziplock bag on the countertop or in the fridge. For the freshest taste, eat within 2 days.
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