Reese's Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Let's get real here: Rice Krispie Treats will always be a classic treat to enjoy no matter the time of year or day. That ooey, gooey texture you know and love has the perfect hint of crunch, and it's always undeniably delicious. But there's so much more you could be doing with these nostalgic treats. It's time to amp up the flavor of the original — if you dare! (But if you love desserts and sweets, you really should.)

For all the peanut butter and chocolate lovers out there, this recipe for Reese's Rice Krispie Treats is truly the ultimate snack. We here at Mashed have managed to harness the goodness of Rice Krispie Treats, and have given them a sweet and salty makeover. Let us tell you: They are looking and tasting pretty darn fine! First of all, when it comes to this recipe, you can expect chocolate, peanut butter, and chunks of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in the mix, which makes the greatest combo you could ever imagine. And then there's the question: What more could you ask for? And the best point of all is that you don't need to be a pro chef in order to whip up these delights in your own kitchen.

Whether you're making a batch as an after-school snack or having guests over for dinner, with just four ingredients and less than 10 minutes out of your day for prep time, you'll be snacking on Reese's Rice Krispie Treats in no time.

Gather the ingredients to prepare Reese's Rice Krispie Treats

To kick this recipe off, you'll want to make sure you have all the necessary ingredients lined up and ready to go so you're not scrambling around the kitchen when it comes time to prep. And trust us — you don't want to waste any time, because you're going to want to enjoy these delights as soon as possible. Fortunately for you, the process is very quick, so you will have them done in just about no time at all.

To put this recipe together, you'll need several ingredients, most of which you may already have at home. Gather up ½ cup (or one stick) of butter, two (10-ounce) bags of mini marshmallows, 10 cups of Cocoa Krispies cereal, ½ cup of peanut butter, and ¾ cup of chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (six full peanut butter cups). If your mouth is already watering, you are certainly not alone!

Chop up the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and melt the butter

Once your ingredients are gathered and ready to go, it's time to start making your recipe. First, you're going to chop up the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups into small chunks, and set them aside for later. (Warning: Don't start eating them, because you won't have enough for the recipe! But, if you want to buy more so you can snack while you work on this sweet dessert, go right ahead.) 

Next, you'll want to spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray, along with the wooden spoon or spatula you'll be using to prevent any sticking. Once everything is prepped, put a large Dutch oven or other large pot on the stovetop on medium heat, and add in the butter. Allow the butter to fully melt. Be careful not to burn it!

Melt the marshmallows, and then combine with the peanut butter

Once the stick of butter has completely melted, gradually pour the mini marshmallows into the pot. Be sure to reserve 1 ½ cups for later. Stir the marshmallows in with the butter until all of the marshmallows are completely melted. Then it's time to stir in the peanut butter. Be sure to stir everything well to fully combine the mixture. Your kitchen is about to smell quite heavenly right about now, and your pot is going to look pretty picture-worthy as well, so feel free to grab a snapshot of your work in progress.

Add in the Cocoa Krispies

Once the liquid marshmallow and peanut butter mixture is ready, it's time to add in the star of the show: the Cocoa Krispies cereal. Gradually pour the Cocoa Krispies into the melted marshmallow mixture. Stir the mixture well to combine as you go along in this step, and continue pouring in the cereal until you've poured in the full 10 cups. Lastly, stir in the 1 ½ cups of marshmallows that are remaining. This is one yummy pot of sweetness right here.

Press, and let the Reese's Rice Krispie Treats set

Once the mixture is ready for the next step, using a spoon, you're going to empty the pot with everything in it into the greased pan. When everything is in the baking pan, press down just slightly to be sure the mixture is spread out evenly, but don't press down too firmly, as you don't want it completely compressed. For a great final touch, sprinkle the chopped Reese's over the treat, and press down slightly so they stick. Allow the treats to sit and fully cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting into squares and enjoying.

When it's time to cut up your Reese's Rice Krispie Treats, get a really nice serving platter so you can space them out for a very appetizing dessert presentation. Hey — you can even add a few whole Reese's Peanut Butter Cups scattered around your serving platter for a little creative touch. The only negative thing about this snack is it will not last for long, because everyone will want to go in for second helpings! You may just have to make more the next day — they are that good.

Reese's Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
5 from 15 ratings
For all the peanut butter and chocolate lovers out there, this recipe for Reese's Rice Krispie Treats is truly the ultimate nostalgic snack.
Prep Time
5
minutes
Cook Time
3
minutes
Servings
12
squares
Reese's Rice Krispie treats
Total time: 8 minutes
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (6 full peanut butter cups)
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 (10-ounce) bags mini marshmallows, divided
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 10 cups Cocoa Krispies cereal
Directions
  1. Chop up the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups into small chunks. Set aside.
  2. Spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray. Spray the base of a wooden spoon to prevent sticking as well.
  3. Put a large Dutch oven on the stovetop on medium heat. Add in the butter, and allow it to fully melt.
  4. Once the butter is melted, pour in the mini marshmallows, reserving 1 ½ cups. Stir the marshmallows with the butter until melted. Stir in the peanut butter.
  5. Gradually pour the Cocoa Krispies into the melted marshmallow mixture, and stir well to combine. Stir in the remaining 1 ½ cups of marshmallows.
  6. Once the mixture is ready, press it into the greased pan. Don't press down too firmly. Sprinkle chopped Reese's on top, and press down slightly so they stick.
  7. Allow the treats to cool, and set for at least 20 minutes before cutting into squares.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 495
Total Fat 18.2 g
Saturated Fat 7.6 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 21.2 mg
Total Carbohydrates 82.5 g
Dietary Fiber 6.0 g
Total Sugars 39.6 g
Sodium 211.9 mg
Protein 9.3 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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