Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rice Crispy Treats with Chocolate Peanut Butter Topping

A childhood favorite my Mom used to make, classic rice crispy treats with a chocolate and peanut butter topping.  I am allergic to peanut butter and tree nuts so I use Sunbutter Natural, which tastes EXACTLY like peanut butter and is actually healthier for you. Topping recipe by Kathy Johnston.
Serves 15 - 20

  • 6 cups Rice Crispy Cereal
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 10 oz. Mini Marshmallows
  • 12 oz. Chocolate Chips
  • 12 oz. Sunbutter Natural or Peanut Butter
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and marshmallows over low heat, stirring frequently.
  2. Meanwhile, grease a large bowl. Add cereal. 
  3. Once marshmallows are completely melted, add to bowl of cereal. 
  4. Quickly but carefully stir cereal till combined with marshmallows.
  5. Grease a serving spoon with PAM, evenly spread cereal mix into a greased casserole dish, set aside.
  6. In a small pan, melt chocolate and Sunbutter (or peanut butter) till smooth, stirring frequently.
  7. Pour melted mixture over the top of the rice crispy treats. 
  8. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until chocolate peanut butter topping is set.
  9. Cut into squares to serve, I recommend you store leftovers in the refrigerator.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lacey,
    Mmmm, these remind me of my mom, too (she made them with carob chips, which I don't recommend). Since I blog for SunButter, I love the adaptation. Since I'm also always looking for new after school snacks for the gaggle of kids around our house, I really appreciate your recipe! Thanks - Enjoying following your posts.