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Under 30 Minutes

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.

  • prep: 30 mins
    total time: 30 mins
  • yield: Makes 2 dozen

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

Cook's Note

Store in an airtight container for up to several days.

Directions

  1. Step 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. Step 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. Step 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.

Source
Everyday Food, June 2005

Reviews (20)

  • 23 Apr, 2013

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

  • 28 Sep, 2012

    WOW!!!!

  • 15 Aug, 2011

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

  • 6 Aug, 2010

    You could use almond paste instead of peanut butter.

  • 27 Jul, 2010

    what about using butterscotch chips?

  • 14 Sep, 2008

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

  • 13 Sep, 2008

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

  • 13 Sep, 2008

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 12 Sep, 2008

    Shannelly, what about toasted peanuts?

  • 12 Sep, 2008

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

  • 12 Sep, 2008

    What ingredient did you replace with the peanut butter?

  • 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.

  • 12 Sep, 2008

    What are peanut butter chips?

  • 12 Sep, 2008

    What are peanut butter chips?

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 11 Sep, 2008

    What could you use instead of peanut butter chips?

  • 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....