I am in a rice krispy kind of mood, so you might see a couple of these posts close together. I love how fast rice krispies come together. They also remind me of being a kid. My mom hardly ever made these, but we would get them at school & I loved the gooey marshmallow combined with the crunch of the cereal. It was a special treat. This version is really nice with lots of complimenting flavors, but I am pretty sure you can’t screw up a rice krispy anyway.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Scotcharoo Krispies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Scotcharoo Krispies

Ingredients

Rice Krispies:

  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 16 oz bag marshmallows
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 6 cups rice krispies cereal

Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Melt butter & marshmallows in a large teflon pot over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add butterscotch chips & stir until melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add rice cereal & fold into marshmallow mixture.
  3. In a greased 9x13" pan, pour krispies mixture. Roll flat with a rolling pin, sprayed with pan spray to prevent sticking.
  4. In a separate small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt chocolate chips & peanut butter until smooth, stirring constantly to prevent burning the chocolate. Pour over the rice krispies & smooth with a spatula. Let set at room temperature for a couple hours.
  5. *The topping doesn't harden like plain melted chocolate would, it's more like a ganache, & will be soft but you want to wait until it is solid enough to cut. If you are in a rush, cover & place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, but keep an eye on it because refrigeration can cause your krispies to dry out.