Puffed Rice Bars with PB and Chocolate

Dear Martha – you really confused me with this recipe from July Everyday Food. This recipe calls for “puffed rice cereal.” I am pretty sure you mean crispy rice cereal, not puffed rice cereal. I don’t even know if they actually sell puffed rice anymore, although I do remember having it as a kid. Puffed rice is not really crunchy. So I just assumed you really meant Rice Krispie cereal and went with that.

This is a Rice Krispie treat recipe, kicked up with peanut butter, chocolate and peanuts. You melt 3 tbsp butter, 4 cups mini marshmallows and 1/3 cup peanut butter then stir in 6 cups of the cereal. Put half in a square baking pan and cover with half of your melted chocolate (12 oz choc chips melted). Cover with the rest of the rice mix then pour on the rest of the chocolate and sprinkle with 1/4 cup roasted peanuts.

My kids are fiends for Rice Krispie treats. I made a batch of plain ones when I made this and they disappeared in less than 12 hours. They aren’t excited about Martha’s recipe though. I thought it was pretty darn good, but I guess they’re purists! This is an easy way to make a dessert that takes little effort but looks like some time went into it. I will eat anything that combines chocolate and peanut butter, and this was really good in my opinion!

Bookmark and Share

6 Responses to Puffed Rice Bars with PB and Chocolate

  1. Yes, they sound delicious. We can get puffed rice at the super market. My son loved it when he was a baby. I might try making these using some and will link back to you if I do 🙂

  2. Lyndsey says:

    I still see the puffed rice, usually in bags on the lower shelves. I would imagine she meant the rice krispies too. You can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate, looks yummy!

  3. Stephanie says:

    They do make puffed rice cereal- I know b/c I bought some a few months ago for a non-Martha snack bar recipe. Boy, is that stuff bland…and definitely not crispy at all.

    Anything w/ chocolate, PB and rice krispies sounds good to me!

  4. Teresa B. says:

    I giggled a little when I saw this recipe. I think it’s Martha’s version of the Scotcheroo, or Special K bars, like my grandma used to call them. I use Special K cereal instead of Rice Krispies, and corn syrup/sugar instead of marshmallows. They are a huge hit at family gatherings & office parties. Are Scotcheroos just a Midwestern thing?

  5. marthaandme says:

    I’ve never heard of it. Sounds good!

  6. Alene says:

    Peanut butter and chocolate? I’m in!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: