Peanut butter rice krispies treats for two made in a bread loaf pan for a small batch. Crunchy, sweet and chewy rice krispie treats made with peanut butter and mini marshmallows.

 

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats

PEANUT BUTTER RICE KRISPIES TREATS 

Well, the time has come to introduce Camille to rice crispy treats. I realized this the other day when she was eating an unsalted dry rice cake and referred to it as a ‘rice krispies treat.’

It was like a slap in the face as a parent. My kid actually thought a rice crispy treat was an unsalted rice cake/ hockey puck spread with all-natural sugar-free peanut butter infused with flax seed.

Someone lock me up. I’m clearly an unfit parent, and am ruining this kid’s life.

The even sadder part is that I make peanut butter rice krispies treats all the time, but I eat them in the pantry while hiding from her.

Peanut butter treats

So, I pulled out the marshmallows and began to make her a small batch of rice krispie treats.

But, being the mother that I am, I had to include some kind of healthy thing in there. It’s just who I am. So, I plopped in some peanut butter for protein, you know?

I don’t know why I never thought of this before, but DANG, peanut butter in rice krispies treats is incredible.

Camille tasted her first real rice crispy treat, and now I know she’ll never go back to the other version. It’s okay, childhood is for marshmallows and nutritionally devoid cereal, right? As a child of the 80s, I’ve had my fair share of both–it’s safe to say.

Sometimes, I add sprinkles on top for her, because nothing says love like sprinkles to a toddler. I typically hand her a small ramekin with sprinkles instead of giving her the entire sprinkles jar, otherwise they quickly turn into sprinkles treats!

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats

Peanut butter rice krispie treats for two:

If you’re new around here, I make small batch desserts; you probably knew this though, right.

I made these peanut butter rice krispie treats in a 9″ bread loaf pan. You can slice them into 3 thick bars or 4 pieces, either way, and you still don’t have an entire tray of them on your counter tempting you. Personally, in my house, we cut these bars in two and each of us enjoys a giant bakery-sized rice krispies treat. I don’t need to tell you that this behavior occurs before our daughter gets home from school, do I? 

Leftover desserts are the worst, aren’t they? I can’t resist leftover cookies or rice krispie treats for breakfast, so this is the only way I can live my life (and fit in my pants).

Small batch rice krispies treats

Camille wanted me to let you know that sprinkles on top are very welcome!

But also: don’t miss the chocolate version of these rice krispies treats! –> Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats!

Yield: 2 servings

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats

Peanut butter rice krispie treats for two in a bread loaf pan.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 5 ounces marshmallows (about 22 big marshmallows or 2 1/2 cups of the mini marshmallows)
  • 2 1/2 cups rice krispies cereal

Instructions

  1. First, line an 8 or 9" bread loaf pan with parchment paper in one direction, and spray all sides with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a 2 quart sauce pan, melt the butter, peanut butter and marshmallows over medium heat until melted and smooth, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the rice krispies cereal. Mix very well!
  4. Press the mixture into the prepared pan, and let cool for an hour to set.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 15mg Sodium: 242mg Carbohydrates: 47g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 23g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g