Easy Reese’s Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Hey, everyone!  Like a lot of people (I presume) I really like delicious foods, but I don’t have the gadgets or the patience to make anything really fancy (usually).  Also, I love Reese’s.  A lot.  The other day my boyfriend and I wanted to make some sort of dessert and with our shared love of peanut butter and chocolate, we decided on Reese’s Rice Krispie Treats.  Anywho, we just modified the very simple Rice Krispie Treat recipe to make some peanut butter-y treats, so here it is:

Simple Reese’s Rice Krispie Treat

You will need:

  • A regular size bag of marshmallows
  • A box of Rice Krispies or some off brand crispy rice cereal (that’s what I get)
  • A stick of butter (whatever kind you like best)
  • Two 8-packs of Reese’s.  These are usually a little smaller than the regular ‘candy bar’ packages, but I can always find them for about a dollar.
  • A pot for melting and mixing
  • A large pan or dish for forming the treats (the bigger it is, the shorter your treats will be, so it’s up to you)

First, put the stick of butter in the pot and put it on the stove on a very low heat.  You can cut up the butter to make it melt faster. I stir it around constantly because I want to feel like I’m doing something.

Once the butter is pretty melty, add in the whole bag of marshmallows and stir.  You may feel tempted to turn up the heat, but don’t! Just be patient and keep stirring the marshmallows in the butter.  I try to get them as coated with butter as I possibly can in the first few seconds so the marshmallows don’t stick to the pot.

When the marshmallows are almost melted all the way, you can start adding in 8 Reese’s cups.  I crumbled them up so they’d melt faster.

Then it’s time to add in the crispy rice.  Slowly pour it into the marshmallow combination while stirring (this is a two-person job for me).  Keep stirring and pouring until the box of cereal is well mixed with the melted marshmallows.

Turn off the heat and scoop the mixture out of the pot into the dish or pan.

Press the mixture down into the pan to compress it into treats.  It’s pretty sticky, so sometimes it helps if your fingers are a little bit wet when you do this.

Once you’ve compressed the rice krispie mixture into the pan, crumble the rest of the Reese’s on top.

Let the treats cool somewhere safe (or in the fridge if your house is kind of warm or you’re impatient like me).

That’s it!  Cut ’em and eat ’em!

 

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