I blame my sweet tooth on 2 people.
First: my mother. Growing up, every night, we had dessert after dinner. She baked nearly everyday of my childhood until she starting working. I was probably about 16 years old then. She always has ice cream in the fridge and mini candy bars in her cookie jar on a regular basis.
The second: my husband. He is a fanatical candy eater. He goes out to buy something for the car at Menard's (a home improvement store, if you don't have any in your area) and comes home, I kid you not with like 5 bags of candy. When questioned, he tells me that it was necessary they were Easter candy at 50%. Mmph..none of them looked Easter-like to me. Nothing of the egg variety or in pink bags.
Of course, who cares, right? I gobbled a good majority up quickly. OK! I take responsibility for my sweet tooth. But, only a little bit.
In this haul of candy was 2 bags of fun size Snickers Peanut Butter Squared. One bag was consumed lickity split.
With the other, I made these rice krispies treats. Some peanut butter, caramel and marshmallows. Yummy, seriously delicious. Mom will be so proud when she tastes them. If a whole pan can be saved to make the trip to her house.
Peanut Butter Snickers Rice Krispies Treats
Prep Time: 00:20
Ingredients (12-15 bars)
- 6 cups crispy rice cereal
- 3 TBSP butter
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 1/4 cup caramel sauce
- 5 fun size Peanut Butter Snickers bars, chopped
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 3/4 cups mini marshmallows
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
In a large saucepan, melt mini marshmallows, caramel and butter over low heat.
Remove from heat. Stir in crispy rice cereal. Coat completely. Stir in candy bars.
Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
Spread cereal mixture evenly into baking dish.FOR TOPPING
In a medium saucepan, add ingredients and melt over low heat.
Spread on bars. Cut bars into, cover and refrigerate until chocolate hardens.