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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Maple Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

     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) and 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.  Jax loved them.  Matt and our friend Sam had been working on our basement leak, 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 krispie treats.Hopefully I can refrain from making them too often!

Maple Peanut Butter Krispie Treats


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

  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. 
Some other yummy maple treats:


  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.

    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!

  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!

  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!

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


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