Today I’m excited to share a new spin on an old classic – that really reinvents it for me. I’ve lived long enough that I’m pretty much done on crispy treat bars. They are fun and okay, but nothing that I get excited about (unless they’re warm). But a few weeks back I saw this recipe on the top of this new Chocolate Peanut Butter spread that my family has fallen in love with and knew I had to make it.
So…yesterday I whipped up a batch.
Today, the pan is empty.
They are amazing.
You need them.
Yes, you really do.
And haven’t you been good alllll day long?
Consider these your gold star sticker!
You’ll need: Crispy rice cereal*, marshmallows, margarine or butter, and a tub of Jif Peanut Butter and Chocolate Whip.
*About the cereal – Okay..so I’m a skimmer, which means I sometimes miss out on little details that might be important. In this recipe, I missed the fact that it originally called for chocolate crispy rice cereal (like cocoa Rice Krispies) so I just grabbed regular. The great thing is, these are still absolutely delicious so now I just discovered another way to be versatile 🙂 You can get Chocolate Crisp Rice cereal if you want, or use regular like I did.
You little rebel, you!
This is a close up of what you are looking for. It’s called Peanut Butter & Chocolate, but to me it really tastes more Chocolate and Peanut Butter – so I keep getting it backwards when I refer to it.
I have found this everywhere I have shopped, right near the peanut butter.
Once you find it, go ahead and buy two.
FYI: This post is not sponsored by Jif but I did email them and ask if I could share this recipe
and they said I could. 🙂
Place marshmallows and butter in a medium pot.
Stir over medium heat until fully melted.
Add in chocolate peanut butter.
Think about that sentence a minute – chocolate peanut butter. yum!
Stir up really well until full melted and well blended.
Add in cereal.
Press into a greased 8×8 pan.
To make this easier, wet your hands a little bit. I just wash mine, then don’t dry them, then pat it down.
I wash my hands a lot when I’m cooking, always a good habit 🙂
Frost with the rest of the chocolate peanut butter.
If you want a thicker frosting, open that second carton I told you to buy and add a little of it, too 🙂
This stuff ends up tasting just like icing but it isn’t sweet sweet like icing.
That baking dish is Fire King in the Blue Heaven pattern, in case you were wondering.
My husband doesn’t care for rice crispy bars, but he ate two of these…and went back for a third one later. Teenage son had two. Daughter and I also gave them a resounding thumbs up (I won’t tell you how many we ate but she helped me make them and spoon licks don’t count!). This is our new favorite cereal bar treat! If you love chocolate and peanut butter, you won’t be disappointed.
I LOVE the Peanut Butter Chocolate Whip as an icing, too! It’s like icing, without all of the knock-you-down sweetness. I’m gonna use it on a cake soon…
But until then, please make these!
- 6 cups Crisp Rice Cereal chocolate, or regular
- 15.9 ounce tub Jif Whipped Peanut Butter and Chocolate
- 10 ounces mini marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
- Place marshmallows and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until melted.
- Add in 1+1/4 cup chocolate peanut butter spread. Stir until melted and well blended together.
- Stir in cups crisp rice cereal until it is well coated.
- Press into a greased 8x8 pan and allow to cool. Frost with remaining spread.
“Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.”
Note: This post was not sponsored in any way by Jif. I just love this stuff and asked if I could share their recipe and they were kind enough to say yes 🙂