Peanut Butter Fudge Treats

Peanut Butter Fudge Krispy Treats

Some things are over the top for even me. Some things are so good that they actually hurt. I’m a real sucker for all chocolate and peanut butter combinations… but really!? Chocolate, peanut butter AND Rice Krispy Treats? Out of control. I think I pulled a baking muscle. These bars are so rich, so over the top, so peanut buttery, that I think I need to stick to only baking broccoli this weekend. I think I hurt myself.

These are just the treats I want to pawn off on my neighbors and coworkers. They’ll thank me, and they’ll hate me. I can live with that.

Peanut Butter Fudge Krispy Treats

Peanut Butter Fudge Krispy Treats

This recipe comes in three parts. Three crazy good, belly busting, lick the spoon over and over and over again parts. And they’re easy too! Yea.. this recipe is nothing but trouble.

I made these bars in a 9×13-inch pan and cut the bars into 1-inch squares, although I think even those were too large.

Rice Krispy Treats

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  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
  • - OR -
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispy Cereal (or any puffed rice cereal)

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.2. Add Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. ( You may want to line your pan with parchment paper or waxed paper large enough to have flaps hanging over the sides. This will make it easy to pull the giant block of goodness out of the pan when it’s done. I just forgot this step. But as recorded in the comments below, some people had trouble with the wax paper sticking to the Krispie treats.  A well sprayed pan might just be your best bet!) Cool. Make Peanut Butter Fudge.

Peanut Butter Fudge Krispy Treats

Peanut Butter Fudge

recipe from Alton Brown

  • 1 cup butter, plus more for greasing pan
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
Peanut Butter Fudge Krispy Treats
Microwave butter and peanut butter for 2 minutes on high. Stir and microwave on high for 2 more minutes. Add vanilla and powdered sugar to peanut butter mixture and stir to combine with a wooden spoon. Pour over the Rice Krispy treats in the pan and spread evenly. Let cool in the fridge while you make the Chocolate Fudge.
Peanut Butter Fudge Krispy Treats
Easy Chocolate Fudge
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Peanut Butter Fudge Krispy Treats
Combine butter, milk, sugar, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in marshmallows, chocolate, and vanilla,. Beat for about 1 minute, or until marshmallows melt and mixture is thoroughly combined. Pour over peanut butter fudge, spread evenly and place in the fridge to harden and cool. Cut into 1-inch pieces or smaller and give to your friends. They’ll thank you, sort of.
Peanut Butter Fudge Krispy Treats

112 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Fudge Treats

  1. Jo- Pregnancy cravings!? These bars should do you just fine. Feel better soon!

    Thanks Clara! Make these for your hubby sometime soon. They’re too ridiculous to wait on.

    Deb- Bon Appetit does peanut butter!? Oh my oh my! I can’t wait!

    Deanna- A little overindulgence is necessary this time of year, don’t you think? Happy Baking!

    Amanda- I’m with you girl. These bars are perfect for a SATC marathon, although if I’m in for that, I have to make a half batch, otherwise I’m afraid I’d have to turn my stomach inside out.

    Erik- You’re right, I do have a spark of wicked on the inside!

  2. Whoa. Major sugar overload. This is the kind of dessert that I didn’t need to know existed. I imagine that in that picture of you in the earlier post, that grin on your face was you simply dreaming up a way to fit more sugar into a square inch of dessert than has ever been possible. Wicked Joy, very wicked.

  3. That literally looks like crack. The kind where you hoard the entire batch to yourself and you end up devouring in front of the television while watching SATC reruns. Alone.

    Sign me :)

  4. Another treat I have to make! I love your recipes but you are causing me to overindulge almost daily! I can’t wait to try these tomorrow.
    Thanks!

  5. “I think I just pulled a baking muscle.” Hee hee. I have to use that.

    P.S. A little birdie told me that a whole section of the Jan. Bon Appetit is devoted to peanut butter. I am trying to breathe calmly.

  6. Oh My Lord those look incredible! You could pawn those off on me anytime. Seriously, I may get pregnant just so I could have an excuse to crave these!

  7. Those look SO good. Totally would satisfy my pregnancy cravings… I’m going to have to try to make it after I get over this cold! YUM. :)

  8. Oh my gosh! I’m getting a sugar high just looking at your photos! Looks so good! But, yes, I’m sure they’re very rich! (I might just have to put myself through the torment this weekend.)

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