Rice Krispies Treats were always a kids favorite lunch box dessert. I can remember when my mom would make a batch and unwrapping the crunchy square from my lunch pail with such joy. I loved the chewiness from the rice krispies mixed with a hint of sweetness from the marshmallows.
Today, there are pre-packaged rice krispies treats which I would not recommend. But, what I do encourage is making a fresh batch of treats and adding a few familiar ingredients like peanut butter and chocolate chips and embrace your inner child. Chocolate and peanut butter together in one rice krispies treat makes back to school seem much easier to swallow.
5 1/2 cups rice krispies
50 large marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter + more for pan and fingers
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, add the butter and peanut butter. Melt on low for 2 minutes.
2. Next, add the marshmallows and stir continuously until they are melted, about 10 minutes.
3. Add the rice krispies quickly and stir together. Next, dump out the entire batch into a well buttered 8-inch square pan.
4. Press with buttered fingers into the pan firmly to make smooth (the batch is hot, so be careful).
5. Add the chocolate chips to the top and press in firmly. Some may melt slightly. Store in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before cutting into squares.
6. Cut the treats into fourths in both directions to make 16 squares.
7. Place on a plate to serve or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Enjoy!