Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie® Treats

Who says crisped rice treats are just for kids? I made these treats with a chocolate-peanut butter topping today – cut small and served on a tray, they would be appropriate for any grown-up gathering.


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bag large marshmallows (10 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, plus 1 1/2 tablespoons, divided
  • 6 cups crisped rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter
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Lightly grease a 9-inch x 13-inch pan and set aside.

In a large pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir constantly until melted. Remove from the heat, add the peanut butter and stir well. Add the cereal and stir until well combined. Carefully press into the pan with wax paper or buttered fingers.

Mix together the chocolate chips and 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter and melt (easiest in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted). Spread the chocolate over the crisped rice treats. Let sit until the chocolate is set. Cut and serve.

  • Susan Gentry

    This did not work at all. Way too much cereal for the amount of peanut butter/marshmallow. Very dry. Not enough topping either.

    • Gretchen McClain

      I added about 43 marshmallows ( about half of a BJ’s 35 oz bag) and 3/4 cup of peanut butter using 4 Tablespoons of butter and 7 cups of cereal – and it turned out yummy – Also – I almost doubled the topping to make enough of a layer on top. What’s the point of making cookies if you aren’t going to add enough of the good stuff to make them taste good, right?

  • Hannah Ditzel

    How did you cut them so neatly? I always have a really tough time cutting rice krispies.

    • KW

      Put parchment paper in the pan, then when ready to cut, just lift them out! Then neater squares are easier 🙂

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