Monday, February 28, 2011

Chocolate (no) Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats (nut free)

I've had Rice Krispie treats on the brain.  With chocolate.
Then, Mr. Terrible Two pointed out some Rice Krispie treats at the grocery store.  It was a sign.  I was destined to make some.  So I told Mr. Two that we would buy the stuff to make some krispie ("creepy" treats in Mr. Two speak).  So I bought Krispies (forgetting that I had an entire box at home) and marshmallows.  When it came time to make them, I couldn't get the chocolate part out of my head (no surprise there).  Then I thought about the soy butter I had left in the cabinet (a peanut butter replacement).  Chocolate, faux peanut butter, krispies...I was on to something.  I found a recipe and went to work, with Mr. Two as my soux chef.
He helped eat measure the Rice Krispies.
Soy butter peanut butter replacement.  Added to the melted butter and marshmallows. 
 Melted chocolate and butterscotch chips added to the top.
 and sprinkles. Because they're fun.
 yeah, baby 
look how the chocolate oozes all into the cracks. YUM.

Want the recipe?  Ready to go make them. Right now?!

Chocolate (no) Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

1/4 cup butter, cubed  *I used 3 T. Smart Balance (and I didn't cube it)

1 package (10 ounces) marshmallows

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter *I used Soy Butter and only had a little over a 1/2 cup left

5 cups crisp rice cereal *I used 6 cups, b/c that's what I normally use with krispie treats

1 cup butterscotch chips *I didn't have quite a full cup, used about 3/4th cup

1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips *of course I had plenty of these :)

In a microwave, melt butter and marshmallows; stir until smooth. (I melted my butter , then marshmallows on the stove top) Remove from the heat; stir in peanut soy butter until smooth. Gradually add cereal; toss to coat. Spread and press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan; set aside.

In a microwave, melt chips; stir to coat. Spread over cereal mixture. Cover and freeze for 15-20 minutes or until chocolate is set.  I just stuck mine in the fridge.  After sampling them of course.

I have even more pics, but figured I'd give you a break. I'll post more of the adorable Mr. Two in my Wordless Wednesday post.  I know, you can't wait right? (may be said with slight hint of sarcasm)

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  1. Thanks for linking to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS. Come back next week for "Romantic Receipe Ideas"

  2. Ooo those look great! I love the new header image by the way. :)

  3. There isn't anything quite as fun as a Rice Krispies treat. Adding chocolate and peanut butter (replacement) is just super over the top fun! And sprinkles? Shut Up!

    Thanks for linking up today!! :D

  4. Oh those look good! Ive often thought of adding peanut butter to the fudgie ones. So is Soy Butter good? Does it taste like peanut butter? Is it lower in fat thatn regular Pbutter? Anyways, thanks for the link! Did you ever make the fudgie ones?



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