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!