I was making dinner for our small group last week and wanted something easy that I could pull together quickly. A simple text to my foodie girlfriends erupted in lots of ideas. When one suggested Rice Krispie Treats, another quickly added that she had recently tried a Reese's version that was to die for. Bingo! I had my dessert for the night. A soft and ooey-gooey marshmallow treat with chocolate and peanut butter sounded so good, my mind was made up.
6 cups Cocoa Krispies Cereal
18 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, diced
5 Tbs butter
3 Tbs light Karo syrup
1 (16 ounce) package miniature marshmallows
3 Tbs smooth peanut butter
3 Tbs Nutella
Prep the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups by chopping into a small dice. Add the Cocoa Krispie Cereal and set this aside. Prep your 9x13 pan by coating with a non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
In a large pot melt butter over low heat. Add karo syrup and marshmallows and stir continuously until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and add cereal mixture into the pot and fold together just until cereal is evenly coated. Gently press the mixture into the sprayed 9 x 13 in. pan.
In a small microwave safe bowl, add peanut butter. Microwave for 30 second to a minute to melt. Transfer to a zip top bag, snip the corner and pipe over the top of your rice krispie treats. Do the same with the Nutella.
Either let treats sit at room temperature to allow chocolate to set up, or you can pop the pan into the fridge for about 5 minutes to speed up the process. Cut and serve.
Makes a 9 x 13 in. sheet of treats.
Recipe adapted from Food Snobs.