Flavorful Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are packed with peanut butter richness, marshmallow creaminess, and just the right amount of salty sweetness! This tasty twist on the classic Rice Krispies treat is a well-loved family favorite for kids of all ages!
15ozmini marshmallows(1 ½ 10 ounce bags, reserve 1 cup of marshmallows to mix in later if desired)
9cupsRice Krispies cereal
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Butter a 9x13 baking pan or line it with parchment paper for easy removal of your cereal treats.
Stovetop Instructions: Heat a large sauce pan to medium and melt the ½ cup of butter. Add the 15 ounces of marshmallows once the butter is melted and stir to coat them in the melted butter. Continue stirring until the marshmallows have melted then remove from heat.Microwave Instructions: Combine the marshmallows and butter in a large microwave-safe mixing bowl. Heat for 1 minute on high power, stir, then continue heating in 30-second increments until the marshmallows are completely melted.
Stir in the ½ tablespoon of vanilla extract and ½ cup of creamy peanut butter until creamy. Add the 9 cups of Rice Krispies and the remaining 1 cup of marshmallows and fold them into the marshmallow mixture until well coated.
Transfer the mixture into your prepared pan, then use a buttered spatula, a square of waxed paper, or your fingers (buttered or dampened with water) to gently press the Rice Krispies mixture into an even layer in the pan. *Do not pack the cereal in firmly, as this will create hard Rice Krispies cereal treats.
Set the treats aside and allow them to cool and set up for 1-2 hours before slicing and serving.