My real life friend Marzipan made some Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Bars a few weeks ago and I've been meaning to try them ever since. Now, Marzipan has lots of fancy ingredients just there in her pantry all the time. Me? Not so much. So, I dumbed down her recipe a bit, but I think my version is just as yummy. Want to cook?
Gourmet Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats
3 cups Rice Krispies
2 cups mini marshmallows or 20 reg. marshmallows
2 Tbsp. butter
peanut butter layer-
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
4 Tbsp. butter
To make the crust, melt the butter in a pan and add marshmallows (just like Rice Krispie Treats, people). Stir until melted and smooth then mix in cereal and stir until well coated. Press into an 8 inch pan and let cool.
To make the peanut butter layer, mix the white and dark chips and the peanut butter in a metal or glass bowl. Then make your own double boiler by setting it onto a sauce pan with about one inch of simmering water in the bottom.
Stir until the chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and stir for 30 seconds longer. Pour over the Rice Krispies crust and spread evenly.
To make the chocolate icing, add your chocolate chips, butter, and corn syrup to the same bowl you used for the peanut butter and place over your simmering water again. Melt the chips while stirring, then remove from heat and stir 30 seconds longer. Pour over peanut butter layer and spread evenly.
Pop the whole pan in the fridge for 1 hour, then cut and eat! Sit back and listen to your kids tell you that you're the best mom EVERS! Make sure you nod in agreement while throwing your husband a look that says "I rock! Was there ever any doubt?"