Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge Krispy Treats

Phew, I just returned from Korea, and as expected, I’m suffering from jet lag 😦  I didn’t spot nearly as many bakeries or patisseries in Korea as I have in other Asian countries (especially Taiwan, where there’s a bakery on every corner), but at least I did get to snag a bite of Beard Papa’s before I left 🙂

Anyway, having been away from an oven for so long, I decided to make it up by making something extremely rich and decadent.  So when I laid eyes on a recipe for chocolate & peanut butter fudge rice krispy treats, I jumped to the occasion!  As Joy the Baker states in her blog, “these bars are so rich, so over the top” that they’re almost too much… even for me.  Oh well, exactly what I wanted!

Strangely, with all the time I spend making sweets, I never bothered to make rice krispy treats before.  I don’t know why… they’re easy to make and delicious to eat!  But I guess I considered it TOO easy… without considering to add layers of peanut butter and chocolate fudge 🙂  This recipe is simple, quick (no actual baking involved) and probably serves 30 even though it comes in a 9×13 dish.  Even though these are delicious, even I couldn’t eat more than a small piece before feeling guilty…

P.S.  I dedicate this post to Sandra, whose birthday I was not able to celebrate with a cake because I was flying over the ocean at the time.  I’ll make it up to you some day!  Happy birthday!

Chocolate & PB Fudge Krispy Treats

Chocolate & PB Fudge Krispy Treats

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Fudge Krispy Treats
from Joy the Baker


  • Rice Krispy Treats
  • * 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • * 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows – OR – 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • * 6 cups Rice Krispy Cereal (or any puffed rice cereal)
  • Peanut Butter Fudge
  • * 1 cup butter, plus more for greasing pan
  • * 1 cup peanut butter
  • * 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • * 1 pound powdered sugar
  • Easy Chocolate Fudge
  • * 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



1. To make the rice krispy treats: In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

rice krispy and marshmallows

rice krispy and marshmallows

2. Add Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray.  Cool. Make Peanut Butter Fudge.

Peanut Butter Fudge
recipe from Alton Brown

4. To make the peanut butter fudge: Microwave butter and peanut butter for 2 minutes on high. Stir and microwave on high for 2 more minutes.

PB fudge ingredients

PB fudge ingredients

5. Add vanilla and powdered sugar to peanut butter mixture and stir to combine with a wooden spoon.

making the peanut butter fudge

making the peanut butter fudge

6. Pour over the Rice Krispy treats in the pan and spread evenly. Let cool in the fridge while you make the Chocolate Fudge.

Spread PB fudge on krispy treats

Spread PB fudge on krispy treats

Easy Chocolate Fudge

7. To make the chocolate fudge: 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.

Chocolate fudge ingredients

Chocolate fudge ingredients

8. Stir in marshmallows, chocolate, and vanilla,. Beat for about 1 minute, or until marshmallows melt and mixture is thoroughly combined.

Mix chocolate and marshmallows together

Mix chocolate and marshmallows together

9. Pour over peanut butter fudge, spread evenly and place in the fridge to harden and cool.

Pour fudge on the rest of the treats

Pour fudge on the rest of the treats

Three decadent layers

Three decadent layers


6 Responses to “Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge Krispy Treats”

  1. June 24, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    omg, you should definitely send it for the startrek starfleet shirt offered on the rice krispies cereal box! 🙂

  2. 2 Sandra
    June 25, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Wow, thanks! I’ve never had a blog post dedicated to me before. These do look decadent! Yum!

  3. 3 potato
    June 25, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    wow had to be fancy. couldn’t just make the normal RKTs! 😀 i loooove chocolate pb

  4. 4 thetriangleblog
    June 26, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    They look great! 😀

  5. 5 hamper
    June 27, 2009 at 4:01 am

    i can actually make this! no oven required! thanks!! 🙂

  6. 6 Patrick
    June 27, 2009 at 6:56 am

    man they look so rich haha

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