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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Maple Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

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!

peanut butter maple treats ready to eat


   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!




snack recipes, rice krispie treats with no marshmallows
dessert
American
Yield: 16 Servings
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Maple Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

Maple Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

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 MCook time: 10 MTotal time: 14 M

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 recipe Marlene's Fudge Frosting

Instructions:

How to cook Maple Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

  1. Grease a 9x9 pan
  2. In a large saucepan, bring syrup to a boil over medium-low heat. Boil for 4 minutes.
  3. Turn off heat and stir in peanut butter until smooth.
  4. Add cereal and stir until completely coated.
  5. Dump into greased pan. Spread evenly then apply pressure to the top to make sure everything sticks together.
  6. Cool completely then cut into square and serve.
Calories
243.54
Fat (grams)
13.68
Sat. Fat (grams)
4.29
Carbs (grams)
28.13
Fiber (grams)
1.69
Net carbs
26.44
Sugar (grams)
15.89
Protein (grams)
3.93
Sodium (milligrams)
212.40
Cholesterol (grams)
7.08

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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!


10 comments:

  1. 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. Thank you so much for sharing this at the #HomeMattersParty with us.

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    1. 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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  2. 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!

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  3. 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!

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

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

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

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