Friday, March 28, 2014

Layered Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispie Treats



Chocolate and Peanut Butter is the best flavor combination ever?  Right?  Chocolate is rich and creamy, combined with the creamy or chunky, my preference, peanuty, peanut butter is pure heaven  I had a box of Cocoa Krispies in my pantry, begging to be used, so I decided on Cocoa Krispies and  Peanut Butter Krispie treats topped with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache.  These treats are amazing with a layer of Marshmallow Cocoa Krispies with peanut butter, then topped with Mini Peanut Butter Cups, chopped, and covered with another layer of Marshmallow Cocoa Krispies with Peanut Butter, and drenched with a Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache, Whew!  I'm drooling, already.  These might be a little healthy because of the peanut butter.


 We eat aaaalot of peanut butter in our house, and we are just two people, plus Bailey, a peanut butter loving dog.  We go through about a jar a week, because my husband's breakfast is a toasted multi-grain English Muffin with a healthy dose of peanut butter and fruit spread.  Bailey will wait patiently for her little piece of muffin.  I also put peanut butter on a piece of banana for her.  Does your dog like peanut butter?  These Layered Triple Chocolate Peanut butter Krispie Treats are a fun treat for the peanut butter lovers in my house.  Sorry, Bailey, you won't be getting a bite of these, because of the chocolate.


I made these treats in my new personalized 13 X9  pan that I got for Christmas from That's My Pan  It's perfect to take to potlucks, because you will always be able to take home the right pan.  The lid is tight fitting as well, which is perfect for storing the  treats .



 I also got this spatula from my BFF, Pauli, which is perfect for me.  Baking has always been my therapy. 

  
I linked up my recipe to Brandie's The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck #111 

 
   
 


Layered Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispie Treats
 Adapted from Liv Life

1st Layer - Cocoa Krispie Treat Layer

3 cups Cocoa Rice Krispies

1/2 bag (10.5-oz) miniature marshmallows
2 Tbs unsalted butter

1/3 cup creamy peanut butter ***



2nd Layer

1 bag  Mini Peanut Butter cups, chopped



3rd Layer - Cocoa Krispie Treat Layer

3 cups Cocoa Rice Krispies

1/2 bag (10.5-oz) miniature marshmallows
2 Tbs unsalted butter

1/3 cup creamy peanut butter***



4th Layer - Peanut Butter Ganache

1 cup creamy peanut butter***
2 cups chocolate, chopped



Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray, or alternatively grease pan with butter.  Or line pan with foil, edges overlapping.



Measure cereal into a large mixing bowl, set aside. Melt the marshmallows and butter along with peanut butter, together in a medium saucepan over medium heat, or microwave in 30 second increments, until melted.  Stir to combine. Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the cereal mixture, quickly stirring well to evenly coat the cereal. Pour the cereal mixture into the prepared pan and press evenly into the pan. 



Sprinkle the mini peanut butter cups over the top, pushing cups into the Krispies. Refrigerate until cool and firm enough to handle second layer of treats, about 1 hour. 



Prepare second layer of krispies.  Measure cereal into a large mixing bowl, set aside. Melt the marshmallows, peanut butter, and butter together in a medium saucepan over medium heat, or microwave in 30 second increments, until melted.  Stir to combine.  Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the cereal mixture, quickly stirring well to evenly coat the cereal.

To prepare the ganache, melt the peanut butter and chocolate either in a microwave, stirring often, or over a double boiler on the stove, also stirring often, over low heat.  When the chocolate and peanut butter are fully melted, cool slightly and then pour over the krispie treats, smoothing with the back of a wooden spoon. 

Allow to cool.  Place treats in the fridge for about 30 minutes or longer, until the ganache is set). Cut into squares.



*** I used natural Peanut Butter, not like Jif, because that was the only kind that I had in my pantry.  The treats are on the soft side, but I liked them that way.  If you want them crunchier, use a peanut butter like Jif.









9 comments:

  1. Love, love, love that personal pan!!! How awesome is that?? And this recipe I know is awesome too!! One of my all time favorites. You've inspired me Becky!!!

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    1. Kim,
      I love the pan, and the recipe! These treats are so addicting. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  2. This recipe sounds so good! Ingredients that I wold love together :)

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    1. Medeja,
      Chocolate and peanut butter are my favorite combination! These treats are so good. You must try them. they can be made with regular rice puffs, as well.

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  3. Becky, these would be a hit here! They look sinfully delicious! We eat a lot of PB also, about every morning, but the cats don't eat it. Pretty cute with your dog, she knows what's good too! Like the pan and spatula also.

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    1. Pam,
      These treats are ddicting, but so good, and easy to make. Everything in moderation.

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  4. These sounds wonderful even though I am not the peanut butter fan but Curt will love these... I am so glad your hubby is doing well... he must have loved these too! they look great Becky!

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  5. Claudia,
    thank you for the well wishes foor Scott. It was such a relief to get a good report. He definitely loved these treats with all the PB and chocolate.

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  6. Oh my goodness! This would cure all the dessert cravings in our house in one pan!

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