Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats

by Erin

Loved rice krispies treats? Just wait until you try these chocolate peanut butter cup rice krispies. Made with chocolate crispy rice cereal, marshmallows, peanut butter, and peanut butter cups.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats.

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These may be the best rice krispies treats ever created. How’s that for modesty? Originally I was going to mix cocoa powder into regular rice puff cereal, until I remembered that it’s already done for me in the form of chocolate Rice Krispies cereal.

Add a little peanut butter to the marshmallows, some chopped up peanut butter cups, and a drizzle of chocolate and you have a peanut butter and chocolate explosion. I hope I’m not overly saturating you with chocolate and peanut butter this week.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats.

In other news, I forgot to tell you all that Brent is back! He returned Tuesday night after being away for 4 weeks, and he immediately requested that we go to our favorite wing place right outside of the entrance to our apartment complex.

Since then I have yet to cook anything for him because he left yesterday morning for Cape Girardeau, MO to do some things for his new job and to look around more for places to live. He then stayed in Jackson, TN last night in order to take care of some National Guard stuff out there today. This boy never sits still.

Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats.

Another note, I’m starting to dislike photographing most things on my white plates. Project find fun plates/bowls is about to begin… once I am done playing with yeast in lab all day.

Post updated on 10/28/2022, photo above is the original.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats.


Yield: 2 dozen Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1 bag (10.5-oz) miniature marshmallows
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups Chocolate crisped rice cereal
  • 8 peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted


  1. Butter a 9 x 13 inch pan; set aside.
  2. In a large, microwave safe bowl melt the marshmallows and butter, approximately 3 minutes. Stir in the peanut butter until blended.
  3. Add cereal and peanut butter cups and mix until fully coated. Spread in the prepared pan and press down with a piece of wax paper.
  4. Drizzle melted chocolate over the top and allow to cool completely. Cut into squares and enjoy!
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Chip August 25, 2011 - 2:03 pm

I made these for a potluck last week, and they turned out great! I can never make these things look quite right, but my friends didn’t really seem to care, seeing as they ate them all.

Jessica @ Bake a Little August 4, 2011 - 11:27 am

These looks so great! I just made something really similar with a brownie bottom. As you said, you can never have too much chocolate!

alex July 29, 2011 - 11:05 pm

great combo…I could eat a whole pan of these

spiffycookie July 30, 2011 - 11:50 am

Yea I had to get them out of my kitchen as fast as possible, otherwise I would’ve after just having one bite!

Vicki @ WITK July 29, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Yum! Bring these over, I’ll take them off your hands!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts July 29, 2011 - 2:49 pm

Dear Erin,
We share the same name, we obviously like the same stuff. Can you please move next door to me so we can share stuff.
I would be happy to be your taste tester!

spiffycookie July 29, 2011 - 2:54 pm

Dear Erin,
Our name rocks, and we definitely have good tastes. I would love to live next door to you so we could taste test each others stuff!!
Yes please,

Evan @swEEts July 29, 2011 - 11:44 am

You just combined one of my favorite candies with a favorite childhood treat. You are a genius.

spiffycookie July 29, 2011 - 11:47 am

Woohoo thanks!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray July 28, 2011 - 8:32 pm

Mmmm! Do you know, I totally forgot chocolate rice krispies even existed until I read this post? I feel like their sole reason for being is so that they can be incorporated into a treat like this. :)

spiffycookie July 29, 2011 - 8:06 am

Seriously, I had completely forgotten they existed as well!

Cindy B. July 28, 2011 - 7:05 pm

YUM!!!!! CHOCOLICIOUSsssssssss!!!

Blog is the New Black July 28, 2011 - 10:43 am

My fav food combo EVA!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 28, 2011 - 9:45 am

I want these now!


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