Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats (aka Peanut Fandangos) are a delicious version of the classic Rice Krispies Treats. Today, Rice Krispies Treats are called RKTs by those who love cookies and sweets. These delicious desserts were invented by Kellogg’s workers Mildred Day and Malitta Jensen in 1939. 

Today, RKT variations abound. This peanut butter fandango treats recipe is awesome in at least five delicious ways: marshmallows, peanut butter, peanuts, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips. Using only a microwave cooking method, this chocolate peanut butter recipe makes a quick and yummy treat anytime. Plus, this peanut butter rice cereal treats are gluten-free. 

This rice cereal treat recipe has minimal prep and cook time, and can be sitting on your refrigerator chilling in less than 20 minutes. These sweet peanut butter bars are the perfect snack, dessert or to pack in your child’s lunchbox. 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus 15 to 30 minutes chilling time
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes, plus 15 to 30 minutes chilling time
Servings: 12

Ingredients

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Recipe Notes

  • Use the butter wrapper to press the cereal mixture into the pan.
  • Store the cereal treats in an airtight container.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Measure rice cereal and peanuts. Combine together in a mixing bowl. Set aside. Lightly grease a 13×9-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter on high for 45 seconds or until melted.
  3. Remove bowl from the microwave. Add marshmallows and toss to coat. Return bowl to the oven. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring halfway.
  4. Remove bowl from the microwave. Stir marshmallows, blending in peanut butter until mixture is smooth.
  5. Pour marshmallow mixture into rice cereal mixture. Mix thoroughly to coat cereal and peanuts. Press mixture into the prepared baking pan.
  6. In a separate microwave-safe bowl, combine semi-sweet chips and butterscotch chips. Cook on high 1 to 1 1/2 minutes until melted, stirring every 30 seconds.
  7. Spoon melted chocolate over bars. Use a knife or a spatula to spread chocolate evenly over bars.
  8. Chill cookies in the refrigerator 15 to 30 minutes or longer. Cut bars into 1 1/2-inch squares. Remove bars from the pan. Place waxed paper in between layers to store them. Store bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 259

Total Fat: 12.8g

Saturated Fat: 5.3g

Cholesterol: 13mg

Sodium: 227mg

Total Carbohydrate: 33.5g

Dietary Fiber: 1.3g

Total Sugars: 17.8g

Protein: 4.9g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 25mg

Iron: 5mg

Potassium: 119mg

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