You can make rice krispie treats without marshmallows! These fun bars are held together with peanut butter and maple syrup instead. They are the perfect combination of goodness!
These maple peanut butter rice krispie treats are super flavorful. They come together quickly and give you that sweet satisfaction you are craving.
The bars are tasty on their own, but even better with a layer of chocolate frosting. Then your sweet tooth is sure to be happy!
These krispie treats will knock your socks off. I had a long day of driving and a sudden craving for rice krispie treats. I don’t keep marshmallows in the house though, so I needed to go to plan B.
I found a lot of recipes that used peanut butter and honey, but I knew I wanted to use Marlene’s fudge frosting. (That was actually what I was craving, the krispie treats are just my favorite vehicle for eating it!)
I didn’t want the honey and the chocolate competing. So, I created these instead.
They came together easy and I had everything I needed on hand! My favorite kind of treat.
Plus the peanut butter and maple really amped up the flavor in the treats themselves. All that peanut butter was so good with the fudge frosting.
We all loved them. My husband and a friend had been working, so they were happy to accept a treat break as well!
The only problem is now I remember just how much I love that frosting on rice krispie treats. Hopefully I can refrain from making them too often!
If you like treats that are kissed with maple goodness, you may also like my recipe for toasted maple cinnamon granola. It is really easy to make and makes a mean fruit and yogurt parfait.
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Maple Peanut Butter Krispie Treats
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ⅔ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4 cups crisp rice cereal
- 1 recipe Marlene’s fudge icing
- Grease an 8 or 9 inch square pan
- In a large saucepan, warm peanut butter and maple syrup over low heat until it’s warm and gooey.
- Add cereal and stir until completely coated.
- Dump into greased pan. Spread evenly then press down on the top to make sure everything sticks together. Using the bottom of a measuring cup is a great way to apply even pressure.
- Pour hot icing over the bars.
- Cool completely then cut into squares and serve.