Homemade Gifts: Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats

November 14, 2013

A perfect gift this holiday season is one that brings people back to their childhood food memories. This peanut butter rice krispie treat recipe from Tasty Trials does just that, with a special flair of adding chocolate peanut butter cups to the top of the treats.

We think this is a super quick and easy gift idea that makes enough for you and your loved ones to enjoy!

Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats

6 cups crisp rice cereal
5 ounces peanut butter cups, chopped
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
10 ounces marshmallows
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
2 ounces peanut butter cups, chopped

Line a 13x9 inch pan with parchment paper.

In a large pot, melt the butter and add peanut butter. Stir together until smooth. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until completely melted.

Add cereal and peanut butter cups and immediately stir to coat with marshmallow mixture. When completely coated, pour mixture into prepared pan.

Spread out into corners and press evenly into pan. Let cool. When cool, prepare topping by mixing peanut butter, powdered sugar and melted butter together until smooth.

Remove rice krispie treats from pan and spread topping evenly over the top. Sprinkle chopped peanut butter cups over the topping and press down lightly to adhere. Cut into squares.

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