Peanut Butter and Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats

With the temperature really heating up around here lately I’ve tried to use my oven as little possible.  These rice crispy treats were the perfect way to satisfy our sweet tooth with out having to turn on the oven and heat up the house.  I even took it one step further and did all the heating and melting in the microwave so there’s no time spent stirring melting marshmallows or chocolate over a hot stove.  I also love that these can easily be made from start to finish in less than 15 minutes.  These just might be one of the fastest and easiest treats I’ve made yet.  And with Chocolate and Peanut Butter basically being a match made in Heaven you know they’ve got to be good!

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

3 Tablespoons Butter
1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter, divided
10 Ounces Marshmallows, regular or mini
6 Cups Rice Crispies Cereal
1 Cup Chocolate Chips, Semi Sweet or Milk Chocolate
3 Tablespoons Chopped Peanuts, optional
In a large microwave safe bowl add the butter, 1/2 cup of peanut butter and marshmallows.  Microwave on high stirring every 30 seconds for about 2 minutes or until everything is melted and combined.  Remove from the microwave and stir in the rice crispies until they are evenly coated with the marshmallow mixture.  Press evenly into a greased 9×13 pan.  In another microwave safe bowl add the chocolate chips and remaining 1/2 cup of peanut butter.  Microwave on high, stirring every 30 seconds, for about 1 minute or until melted and combined.  Spread evenly over top the rice crispy treats.  Sprinkle the chopped peanuts evenly over the top.  Cool and Enjoy!

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