Oreos dipped in peanut butter meets homemade Rice Krispie Treats for the best flavor combination ever. This is the most amazing Rice Krispie treats variation you’ll ever have. You’ll love these Peanut Butter Oreo Rice Krispie Treats because they’re loaded with peanut butter and Oreos, and are SO easy to make!
Peanut Butter Oreo Rice Krispie Treats AKA the BEST Rice Krispie Treats variation you’ll ever have
Classic Rice Krispie treats are one of the easiest, most scrumptious desserts. They’re nostalgic, classic, and everyones loves them. I mean seriously, have you ever met someone who doesn’t like Rice Krispies? If so, please send me their contact info and I’ll turn them. Who could resist the buttery, marshmallow-y, soft and chewy delicacy of a homemade Rice Krispie Treat? No one, that’s who.
But it’s time to level up. Take your classic Rice Krispie Treats up a notch with these INSANE Peanut Butter Oreo Rice Krispie Treats. Now I know there are a lot of different Rice Krispie treat variations out there, but believe me when I tell you that Rice Krispie treats loaded with crumbled Oreos and ribbons of peanut butter are the best variation you will ever have.
You’ll eat the whole pan in one sitting. I’ve warned you.
What are Peanut Butter Oreo Rice Krispies?
Now don’t get it twisted, plain old Oreo Rice Krispie Treats have a special place in this world. But when has adding peanut butter ever been a bad idea? And if you’ve seen the Lindsay Lohan Parent Trap, then you’ll know that Oreos dipped in peanut butter are pretty much the perfect flavor combo of salty-sweet, nutty, chocolatey goodness. So why not wrap all those flavors into the best variation on Rice Krispie Treats you’ll ever have? And that’s exactly what pb oreo rice krispie treats are: rice krispie treats loaded with peanut butter and Oreos.
And if you’re a crazy chocolate peanut butter fiend like me, you’ll top them off with more Oreos, chocolate and peanut butter.
Ingredients for Peanut Butter Oreo Rice Krispie Treats
You’ll only need a few ingredients to pull together this fun Rice Krispie treats recipe! For these PB Oreo Rice Krispie treats you’ll need just a few more extra add-ins to take your Rice Krispies to the next level!
Marshmallows: You’ll need a standard size 16 ounce bag of marshmallows for this fun rice krispie treats recipe! You can use mini marshmallows or standard size, just make sure not to skimp and use a full bag!
Rice Krispies: Obviously an essential ingredient in Rice Krispie Treats!
Butter: Unsalted or salted butter will be fine! This will help keep your treats soft and chewy and prevent them from drying out.
Salt: Salt is the most underrated ingredient in baked goods. A pinch of salt goes a LONG way in deepening the flavor of any sweet treat, so don’t leave it out!
Peanut Butter: We recommend using a traditional creamy peanut butter like Jiff or Skippy. A natural brand won’t set up or hold it’s shape like the good cheap stuff will, but if it’s all you have on hand it will absolutely work! Just don’t melt it!
Oreos: You’ll need about a half a package of standard Oreo cookies to achieve all that pb Oreo nostalgia. Simply crumble the Oreos up or place in a heavy duty plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crumble the Oreos. Personally, I feel that big chunks of Oreos are the way to go, but finer crumbs will work too!
How to make Rice Krispie treats?
Homemade Rice Krispie treats are a breeze to make, and with these quick tips you’ll have perfect homemade Rice Krispie treats in no time.
Don’t Forget the Salt: The salt is a major player in deepening the flavor profile of these otherwise super sweet treats.
Remove the marshmallows from the heat before stirring in anything else: If you stir in the cereal and the Oreos while the marshmallows are still cooking you’ll end up cooking your cereal a little bit too. This can lead to a chewier and stale tasting Rice Krispie treat, so make sure you take the butter/marshmallow mixture off the heat before stirring in any of the add-ins.
Don’t Over Mix the Peanut Butter: Peanut butter Rice Krispie treats are delicious in their own right, but for these bad boys you’ll want thick ribbons of peanut butter swirled throughout instead of a peanut butter, marshmallow mix holding the Rice Krispie Treat together. Drop the peanut butter in and fold once or twice to prevent the peanut butter from melting into the marshmallows.
Let the Treats Set: I understand the urge to inhale these the moment they’re in the pan, but it will just be a mess if you try to eat these before they set up. Let them set for at least an hour or pop in the freezer to set up even quicker!
Enjoy every last bite of these peanut butter oreo Rice Krispie treats!
16ounces marshmallows (1 standard size bag or about 8 cups of mini marshmallows)
1/2cup unsalted butter
pinch of salt
5cups Rice Krispies Cereal
1/3cup peanut butter*
16 Oreo Cookies (about 2 rows in a standard package of Oreos), roughly chopped
Line a 9 x 9 pan with parchment paper or grease with cooking spray and set aside.
Place butter in a large pot over medium heat. Melt the butter, stirring constantly. Once the butter is melted add the marshmallows and salt. Use a rubber spatula to stir the marshmallows until fully melted, making sure that none of the marshmallows burn. Remove from the heat immediately
Add the Rice Krispies and chopped Oreos, folding to fully coat the cereal and the Oreos evenly.
Put the peanut butter in the microwave for 15 seconds or until melted slightly.
Drop the melted peanut butter into the batter and fold a few times to distribute the peanut butter without fully mixing in the peanut butter. You want there to be thick swirls of peanut butter.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan, using a rubber spatula coated in cooking spray to press the mixture down into an even layer. If desired, top with more Oreo crumbles and drizzle with melted peanut butter. Allow to cool for at least an hour before slicing into twelve Rice Krispie treats. Enjoy!