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Under 30 Minutes

Crunchy Chocolate Treats

To make squares instead of clusters, use a wet spatula and evenly spread mixture into a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Let set before cutting with a serrated knife.

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  • Yield: Makes 2 dozen
Crunchy Chocolate Treats

Source: Everyday Food, June 2005

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 bag (10 ounces) mini marshmallows
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 6 cups rice cereal
  • 3/4 cup peanut-butter chips

Directions

  1. In a large, deep saucepan, melt butter over low heat, about 4 minutes. Add mini marshmallows and cook, stirring, until melted, 6 to 8 minutes.

  2. Add chocolate and cook, stirring, until melted, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Quickly fold in rice cereal and peanut-butter chips until evenly distributed.

  3. Coat a 1/4-cup dry measuring cup with nonstick cooking spray; scoop mixture onto waxed paper, forming clusters. Let set, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note

Store in an airtight container for up to several days.

Reviews (20)

  • skygodess0011 23 Apr, 2013

    This recipe is a treat. I used butterscotch chips instead of peanut butter chips!

  • sweets_galore 28 Sep, 2012

    WOW!!!!

  • kpitts14 15 Aug, 2011

    Tasty. A nice spin on rice crispy treats. Even better the next day!

  • Loubar 6 Aug, 2010

    You could use almond paste instead of peanut butter.

  • Pun-kin 27 Jul, 2010

    what about using butterscotch chips?

  • tanyaninham 14 Sep, 2008

    We don't have peanut butter chips in Australia - can you suggest anything else to use instead???

  • cookie77 13 Sep, 2008

    I used the crunch peanut butter and they were delish!!!

  • cookie77 13 Sep, 2008

    I used the crunch peanut butter and they were delish!!!

  • gardenart 12 Sep, 2008

    To LucyDrew, peanut butter chips are just like chocolate chips, but they are peanut butter flavor. They can be found in most grocery stores in the baking aisle.

  • gardenart 12 Sep, 2008

    To LucyDrew, peanut butter chips are just like chocolate chips, but they are peanut butter flavor. They can be found in most grocery stores in the baking aisle.

  • Abobrinha 12 Sep, 2008

    Shannelly, what about toasted peanuts?

  • bakingbean 12 Sep, 2008

    Try using strawberry marshmallows and white chocolate chips. It is nice change on an old favorite.

  • marylee128 12 Sep, 2008

    What ingredient did you replace with the peanut butter?

  • MrsSherman 12 Sep, 2008

    I love artistgirl's idea about mixing it up. You could do the strawberry marshmallows with strawberry chips or white chocolate chips...any flavors that go together, really...just look in the baking aisle.

  • lucydrew 12 Sep, 2008

    What are peanut butter chips?

  • lucydrew 12 Sep, 2008

    What are peanut butter chips?

  • cookingmylife 12 Sep, 2008

    I too would prefer to use peanut butter rather than more chips. Did you do it one on one artistgirl? e.g. 3/4c of peanut butter?

  • artistgirl 12 Sep, 2008

    I have used crunchy peanut butter (or smooth, if thats your preference). Also, try diff. chips-butterscotch, dark, even tiny kisses. Marshmallows also come in diff. flavors-strawberry and chocolate. I find them at Walmart or dollar store.

  • Shannelly 11 Sep, 2008

    What could you use instead of peanut butter chips?

  • slcbaker 23 Apr, 2008

    FUN IDEA...KIDS LOVE THE CHOCOLATE/PEANUT BUTTER TASTE...BUT ITS A LOT EASIER IF YOU JUST USE COCOA KRISPIES.....DID BOTH WAYS...AND THEY WERE JUST AS GOOD....

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