No matter how old you are, all it takes is one bite of a Peanut Butter Crispy treat to bring the biggest smile to your face! Something about the combination of crunchy and sweetness results in an inexplicable nostalgic feeling of happy childhood times. The traditional treat recipe includes loads of marshmallow melted at low heat, which although a simple step, always resulted in burned pans and a sticky mess in my kitchen. So why not solve two issues at once? No more burned pans and another treat satisfying my insatiable craving for peanut butter! Use equal parts of Once Again Crunchy Peanut Butter (you can use the creamy too!) and honey for the perfect mixture to pour over the crispy rice cereal. Let it cool for a few minutes, and cut the mixture into squares, or use cookie cutters and get creative.
This recipe is a fun way to invite kids into the kitchen. They can handle the mixing step all on their own, spreading the mixture into the pan and pressing it down with a spatula. These are simple steps that can boost their self-esteem and spark their interest in cooking. Most traditional holidays are associated with family time in the kitchen, but baking cookies can be a time challenge; however, these Peanut Butter Crispy treats can be made in 20 minutes from start to finish! And no baking skills are required.
Take it to the next level, by adding dried fruit and nuts to the mixture for a more gourmet- like treat. Sometimes I lie in bed trying to fall asleep and think about different combinations to add to my crispy treats! Seriously, I may just have to open a Gourmet Crispy Treat store one day with all sorts of different flavors. What would you think about a Peanut Butter Crispy Treat with chocolate chips and red pepper flakes?
Go ahead and create your own version of a peanut butter crispy gourmet treat and please share your version with us! I promise to make at least one combo you suggest and post a photo on our Facebook page!
4 cups Rice Crispy cereal
½ cup honey
½ cup Once Again Crunchy Peanut Butter
Heat honey and crunchy peanut butter in small sauce pan. Then pour the mixture over the rice cereal and stir well. Pour the mixture into a small pan lined with waxed paper, and using a spatula press down evenly. Let is set for a few minutes before cutting.