Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sweet Tooth Tuesday: Reeses Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Reeses Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
6 cups rice krispie cereal
16-18 Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, diced
5 Tbs butter or margarine
3 Tbs light karo syrup
1 (10 ounce) package plus 2 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine cereal and dices reeses. Set aside. spray a 9 x 13 in. pan with cooking spray and set aside.

In a large pot melt butter over low heat. Add karo syrup and marshmallows and stir continuously until mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and add cereal mixture into the pot fold together just until cereal is evenly coated. Press mixture into the pan. set aside.

In a small microwave safe bowl, add peanut butter. Microwave for 30 seconds to a minute to melt. Set aside to let cool slightly. In a separate small microwaveable bowl, melt chocolate at 30 second intervals, stir between intervals,until smooth. set aside to let cool slightly.

When peanut butter is cool enough to handle,  transfer into a small zip lock bag. Clip the corner and pipe onto the rice crispy treats,repeat steps with chocolate. Let treats sit at room temperature to allow chocolate to set up, or you can pop the pan into the fridge for about 5 minutes . Cut and serve. 

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