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Maple Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

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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!

stack of three maple peanut butter rice krispie treats topped with chocolate icing

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.

hot peanut butter maple mixture in saucepan.

     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!

stack of peanut butter maple rice krispie treats with fudge icing

   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.

   For a more dessert-y option try bread pudding with a caramelized maple sauce or my chewy maple cinnamon cookies. Both give you the goodness of maple syrup in a feel good package!

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Yield: 16 Servings

Maple Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

stack of peanut butter maple rice krispie treats with fudge icing

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!

Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Grease an 8 or 9 inch square pan
  2. In a large saucepan, warm peanut butter and maple syrup over low heat until it's warm and gooey.
  3. Add cereal and stir until completely coated.
  4. 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.
  5. Pour hot icing over the bars. 
  6. Cool completely then cut into squares and serve.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 204mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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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!

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Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

These sound fantastic! So much goodness packed into one treat!

Carlee

Thursday 7th of May 2020

They are super easy and really tasty!

Andrea Nine

Monday 13th of April 2020

Another peanut butter WINNER for sure! Hope you had a sweet Easter!

Carlee

Thursday 16th of April 2020

We really did, I hope you did too!

Unknown

Tuesday 14th of July 2015

My hubby loves all of these ingredients so I'm positive he will be a fan. I'm going to make these this weekend for our pool party! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! See you next time!

Carlee

Wednesday 15th of July 2015

Fun! I hope he loves them! See you Thursday!

NewMrsAdventures

Saturday 11th of July 2015

YUM!!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

Carlee

Saturday 11th of July 2015

Thanks for hosting!

Jane @SustainMyCraftHabit

Saturday 4th of July 2015

Hi Carlee! These sound so delicious. I never even thought of trying to make krispie treats without marshmallows, but of course! It's so great to be able to use ingredients on hand. I buy ingredients thinking I'll try a new recipe and then never get around to it and they just sit in my pantry.

Carlee

Saturday 4th of July 2015

I do that too, or I decide I really want to make something and am one ingredient short (like marshmallows!) and then I don't want to go to the store for one thing! It is nice to be able to improvise on some things! Thanks for stopping by!

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