Fluffernutter Krispies Treats

27 Sep

 

I have a secret to share with you.

Sometimes I make things that I know my kids won’t like so that there’s more for me.

For example, my son doesn’t like nuts but he really really likes brownies.

So if I get a craving for a brownie, I know that if I put nuts in them I stand a much better chance of getting to eat some of those brownies.

Got it?

He’ll still eat a few but he’ll complain the whole time and he’ll most likely stop at two or three rather than stuffing his face while I’m in the shower or picking up his sister from school.

That always ends badly.

There’s nothing worse than not being able to satisfy a craving for a brownie because someone ate them all before you could get one.

Okay, there are lots of things that are way worse but you probably won’t be able to convince me of that when I’m standing over a 13×9 Pyrex dish with nothing but brownie crumbs and a butter knife in it.

So let’s talk treats!

There are so many ways to do Krispies Treats.

I could probably devote an entire section of this blog to them.

I love Rice Krispies Treats on their own but I really love to jazz them up.

Cake batter, smore’s, peanut butter and jelly, whatever – all good.

My daughter doesn’t like Rice Krispies Treats.

She doesn’t like peanut butter either.

I know, but it’s fine.

That just means more for me. 🙂

The original recipe for Rice Krispies Treats calls for 3 tablespoons of butter and six cups of Rice Krispies but personally, I think that’s too much cereal and not enough butter. The treats don’t have enough of the gooey factor that I love.

I like my Krispies Treats to be soft and pliable, not hard and dense.

So I use 4 tablespoons of butter and 5 cups of cereal. The treats come out so much better that way.

If you don’t have Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips, or don’t like them for whatever reason, you can always just stir a couple tablespoons of regular peanut butter into the melted marshmallow mixture.

Personally, I prefer Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips to regular peanut butter. The flavor is so much better.

These are insanely easy and fast to make. Unfortunately, they’ll disappear just as fast.

 

Reese’s Fluffernutter Rice Krispies Treats

1/2 stick (4 tbsp) of butter (salted or unsalted)

4 cups – 10.5 oz bag of mini-marshmallows

1/2-3/4 cup of Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips – honestly, whatever looks good to you. I just kept sprinkling them in until it looked right to me.

5 cups of Rice Krispies cereal (or generic equivalent)

Directions

Lightly grease a pan with non stick spray or butter.

I use a Pyrex dish that measures 7.5 x 11, so anything you have close to that will work.

In a large pot over medium low heat, melt the butter.

Once melted, toss in the marshmallows.

Stir until the marshmallows are melted and then add the peanut butter chips.

Turn off the heat and stir to combine.

Add the cereal and mix gently until everything is incorporated.

Dump the mixture (which will be very sticky) into your greased pan.

You can grease your hands or a spatula with butter and press the mixture into the pan or use parchment paper, which is so much easier. Just lay the paper across the top and press until the mixture is even in the pan.

Don’t press too hard or the treats will be too dense. Just enough to make everything even.

If you want to cut the treats into bars, you need to let them cool completely first.

I prefer to cut my bars out of the pan. Here’s how I do it:

Once they’ve cooled a bit, run a butter knife around the edge to loosen the treats, prying just a little as you go.

Lay a cutting board that is bigger than the pan on top. Grab both the pan and the cutting board firmly and flip.

The cutting board should now be on the bottom and the treat pan should be upside down on top of the cutting board.

Make sense?

I sure hope so.

The treats should fall out of the pan slowly in one piece. Then you can use a big sharp knife to cut them up.

Store in a air-tight container at room temp.

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2 Responses to “Fluffernutter Krispies Treats”

  1. sugarbitznmilkybar September 28, 2013 at 8:54 am #

    Haha.. I get what you mean about making something that you know the kids won’t like. I tend to tell my boy that what I am eating is spicy so that he doesn’t even want to have a taste. But I don’t think I can get away with this for much longer though 🙂

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