Peanut Butter. Chocolate. Bananas. Rice Crispy treats. 4 of my favorite things, all combined into 1! These bars came out AMAZING! Try to make a double batch, if you can – these will go quick! I’ll be posting 2 other rice crispy treat recipes later today when I have more time .. so I decided to post the best one first 🙂 Recipe is below:
Peanut-Butter & Banana Rice Crispy Treats Dipped in Chocolate
6-8 Cups Rice Crispy Cereal
3/4 jar of chocolate PB 2 (or 2TBS cocoa powder + 1/3 cup peanut butter)
1 banana (I had a frozen banana & just took out of the freezer before making)
3-4 TBSP butter
1 bag of mini marshmallows (or tall jar of marshmallow fluff)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Chocolate chips (milk or dark – I used enjoy life)
Melt butter in a large pot with banana on low heat – about 3-4 (My banana was mushy and frozen, so it kind of melted down with the butter nicely). When the butter and banana are melted down into a thicker liquid, add in the marshmallows/marshmallow flluff. Stir until all marshmallows are melted down and add vanilla & salt. Once all is mixed together, add in the cereal, about 2 cups at a time. Keep adding the cereal until you have a nice consistency – if it’s too runny, add a little extra cereal until the marshmallows have covered the rice crispies evenly.
Remove the mixture from the pot and press into a 13×9 greased (i used butter to grease) glass pan. I wet my hands with water so that the mixture didn’t stick to my hands when molding the treats into the pan. Place in fridge for 30-60 minutes, or until the rice crispy treats have hardened up. Once ready, take out of fridge and cut into desired pieces. Place on parchment paper.
For the chocolate: put chocolate chips in a double broiler until melted down. Dip rice crispy treats and cover with desired amount of chocolate. Place on parchment paper until chocolate has hardened (or put in fridge to harden chocolate faster). Serve with chocolate milk & Enjoy!
Sneak peek of the other flavors… recipes to follow by EOD today 🙂