Ohio State may not be playing a game this weekend, but here in Memphis I am still celebrating yet another PB+Choc Saturday in addition to continuing the celebration of Peanut Butter Lovers Month! Here in Memphis, everyone knows that Elvis’s favorite sandwich was peanut butter and banana. Today I am using PB Crave’s CoCo Bananas Peanut Butter to transform that sandwich into a rice krispie treat. The original recipe used banana chips as well, but I decided the banana flavor in the peanut butter was a adequate substitution. Although I will admit, I had planned on topping them off with banana chips but they mysteriously disappeared into the abyss that is my pantry (which means I probably used them and forgot). Regardless, you won’t want to miss out on these over-the-top krispie treats! One of my labmate’s eyes bulged out upon her first bite. Yea they’re good.
Two years ago: Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars
ELVIS FLUFFERNUTTER RICE KRISPIE TREATS
Makes 16 bars
1/2 cup unsalted butter
10 oz. mini marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or extract)
5 cups puffed rice cereal
9 full size peanut butter cups (I used Reese’s pumpkins)
1 cup mini marshmallows
10 oz. bag peanut butter chips
- Lightly coat an 8-inch square making dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and vanilla bean paste and turn heat to low. Stir until completely smooth.
- Remove from heat and quickly stir in peanut butter. Add cereal and mix until fully incorporated. Evenly distribute as best you can.
- Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Get your hands a little wet with water (to prevent sticking) and press them down into the baking dish.
- Top with the peanut butter cups (spaced 3 in a row) and top with marshmallows.
- Melt the peanut butter chips in either a microwave or on stove top with a double boiler. Pour melted peanut butter chips over the marshmallows and peanut butter cups and spread as evenly as possible.
- Allow to set, about one hour. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container.
Source: Adapted slightly from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody.
Disclosure: I was provided with full-sized samples for review from Konnect Public Relations. I was not compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.