I knew I wanted to make original rice krispies to use up the rest of the box. But I’ve made those several times before, so I started looking for some kind of topping to make them fancier. After some serious searching, I found probably the richest, unhealthiest, tastiest toppings for rice krispies ever created. My regular rice krispies were topped by…peanut butter fudge. It was so easy making in the microwave too. I’m glad I had a BIG bowl, because if I had used anything smaller than the blue bowl, I would have had peanut butter mess all over my microwave. I had no clue how much powdered sugar to use because I cut the recipe in half, but I think I ended up using a little less than 2 cups. So so good and perfect for covering half of my rice krispies. The blogs I were looking at (my first kitchen and joy the baker) went on to make a chocolate fudge to go on top of that. I decided that was just too much, so I made a chocolate ganache to spread on top. I was inpatient, so my fudge wasn’t totally solid, so spreading the ganache was a little difficult. But I made it work to create some damn good rice krispies! 🙂
Peanut Butter Fudge Treats (Joy the Baker)
Rice Krispies Treats
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal (or any puffed rice cereal)
In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated. 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. If you do this, be sure to also butter the paper so the treats will not stick) Cool. Make Peanut Butter Fudge.
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
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.
Easy Chocolate Fudge (didn’t make)
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
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 serve.