Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Peanut Butter & Crispy Rice Treats

In my new family these have made an impression!  A BIG impression!!

They are, by far, the favorite and most requested dessert treat.  At least once a week I'm asked to make some 'rice crispies.'  Thank goodness they are easy, quick and take only a few ingredients!

And it's an old recipe... one I've made now and then since I was in High School and learned it in Home Ec class.  I was told not too long back that's not even an offered class any more.  Sometimes changing times are a sad thing but time does move on.

If you search the internet, you'll find a few variations of this recipe.  Some use less cereal to get them softer but I chose to use more peanut butter in mine.  To make my version of Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter & Crispy Rice Treats just follow these few simple steps:

In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, bring just to a boiling point and stir until completely mixed together:

1 cup white sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter

In the mean time, measure out 6 cups crispy rice cereal into a large bowl.  And lightly oil or spray a 9 x 13 or slightly smaller pan.  I go with the slightly smaller pan because I want the finished treats to be thicker and chewier.

When the sugar/syrup/peanut butter mixture is hot and well incorporated, pour over the cereal in the bowl and stir so that it's all covered.  Turn into the oiled pan and press lightly to get a relatively smooth top.  Melt 1 - 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips in the microwave and spread over the top.  Cool until chocolate is set and then cut into squares. Store airtight.

One quick note about the chocolate... you can pick your personal favorite and use either dark or milk.  You can also mix them about half and half or with butterscotch or peanut butter chips.  I guess you could also use white chocolate... it sounds good but I've not tried it.  And since I'm the only white chocolate fan in the house now chances are I'll leave this to be one of life's great unsolved mysteries.

Happy munching!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This looks absolutely tasteful and easy too! Thank you for sharing with us.