Monday, January 21, 2013

M&Ms and Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Happy Monday, y'all!  Welcome back to the wonderful middle of winter.  Haley is living it up in sunny south Florida, spending her days by the grill and wearing tank tops.  Meanwhile, Inauguration 2013 fever is at an all-time high up here in DC (are you watching it today?), meaning I can't fight the crowds in Georgetown or muster the energy to bundle up in my down coat for my favorite Baked and Wired rice krispie treats.  Thus, the desire to make my own treats at home was born!
These bars are more than enough to lift you out of those winter doldrums.  No baking required, so the effort is minimal.  You can mix everything in the Dutch oven, meaning less dishes to wash.  And feel free to just use peanut butter with no candy, or add your own favorite: butterscotch chips, chopped up Snickers...the only thing that might not work great is gummy bears.  But, hey, I'm happy to be proven wrong.

M&Ms and Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats (very slightly adapted from Kellogg's website)
3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
4 c. mini marshmallows
1/2 c. smooth peanut butter
1/2 c. M&Ms (regular, but peanut butter version would be soo good!)
6 c. rice krispie cereal

1. In a Dutch oven, melt butter over low heat.  Add marshmallows and stir until melted.
2. Turn off heat and mix in peanut butter.
3. Add candy and cereal; stir to combine.
4. Press into a greased 9''x13'' pan, stick in fridge to cool, then slice into your desired bar size.  Don't be  stingy here.

1 comment:

  1. Inauguration Day, any day -- always a great day for Rice Krispie Treats!!! Thought about you as I watched the huge crowd on the Mall. Looked like a beautiful -- but cold -- day. XXXXX GG'ma