Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats Recipe
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats Recipe

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This twist on Rice Krispie Treats is chock-full of creamy peanut butter and sweet chocolate. No one can eat just one!—Sue McLaughlin, Onawa, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 package (10 ounces) marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 5 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 316 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a microwave, melt butter and marshmallows; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in peanut butter until smooth. Gradually add cereal; toss to coat. Spread and press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan; set aside.
  2. In a microwave, melt chips; stir to coat. Spread over cereal mixture. Cover and freeze for 15-20 minutes or until chocolate is set. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats in Country Woman September/October 1996, p37

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2015

"We really enjoyed these bars! I've always made my great-grandma's recipe which calls for brown sugar, white sugar, corn syrup, and peanut butter. This is the first time I've ever tried the marshmallow, butter, and peanut butter combination and my husband liked these much better! They're not quite so heavy and a welcome addition to his lunch box."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

"The topping has to be more than just the chips. Texture and consistency would not do anything but be a dry glob. The peanut butter treats alone are tasty tho!"

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

"I loved this quick and easy recipe. I used 2 muffin pans instead of a 9x13" pan. I liked the individual servings, perfect for one person."

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2014

"I think the 50/50 butterscotch/chocolate chips is a mistake...the butterscotch adds an overly sweet off taste to the mix. Everyone knows pb and chocolate are the match we're looking for! Otherwise, a solid and simple recipe."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"easy to make. easier to eat. :)"

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