Table of Contents
  1. Do these have to be decorated for Halloween?
  2. What if the Rice Krispies stick to my hands?
  3. Watch how to make these peanut butter Rice Krispie treats
  4. Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

I grew up in the Midwest and if you’re from the Midwest, you know what Rice Krispies are but you hardly ever make them. Instead, you make scotcharoos, a Rice Krispie bars’ older cousin.

This Rice Krispies recipe is a marriage with the best of each recipe. The main ingredients are like most other Rice Krispies: marshmallows and butter. But the addition of peanut butter gives just enough richness and makes them extra special!

Two Rice Krispie treats being pulled apart by two hands with strings sticking together between the two with the rest of the pan

Do these have to be decorated for Halloween?

No, these can be made for any holiday… or no holiday at all. The white chocolate drizzled across the top can be omitted completely or colored for any occasion. The thing to remember with white chocolate is that it can scorch and burn very quickly. Heat it up in the microwave in 15-second increments, stirring in between each increment, until it is just melted. Then it will be all good to go!

Top down view of Rice Krispies cut into squares and drizzled with orange white chocolate with little edible white eyeballs

What if the Rice Krispies stick to my hands?

Once the marshmallows and butter are mixed together with the Rice Krispies, the mixture becomes very sticky. An essential step is to grease the pan and your hands very well. Once greased, the mixture will easily be pressed into the prepared pan with minimal sticking to your hands. This makes the whole process much easier!

Three Rice Krispies stacked on top of each other showing interior of the treat with some M&Ms showing all sitting on white countertop

Watch how to make these peanut butter Rice Krispie treats

YouTube video
Top down view of white pan holding Rice Krispie treats topped with orange colored white chocolate

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

4.50 from 2 votes
While these seem like a decadent treat to make for Halloween, the recipe is actually quite simple! It's a mixture of rice cereal, marshmallows, peanut butter, and chocolate candy! Super delicious!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 20 servings


  • 8 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 20 ounces small marshmallows
  • 12 oz Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2 cups M&M candies
  • 8 oz white chocolate
  • food coloring (optional)


  • Grease a 9×13 baking dish with softened butter and set aside.
  • In a 4-quart saucepan, melt the butter and peanut butter over medium heat, 4-6 minutes. Add the marshmallows and stir constantly until melted and smooth, 3-4 minutes.
    8 tbsp butter, ½ cup peanut butter, 20 ounces small marshmallows
  • Once melted, remove from the heat and add the Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until combined and slightly cooled, 1-2 minutes. Add the M&M candies and stir. Pour and press into the prepared baking dish.
    12 oz Rice Krispies cereal, 2 cups M&M candies
  • Melt the white chocolate in the microwave, heating in 15-second increments, stirring in between each heating. Once all melted and smooth, add the food coloring of choice and drizzle over the bars.
    8 oz white chocolate, food coloring (optional)
  • Cool for 10 minutes, then cut, and serve.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 370kcalCarbohydrates: 57.2gProtein: 4gFat: 14.9gSaturated Fat: 7.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 4.8gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 16.5mgSodium: 165mgPotassium: 118mgFiber: 1gSugar: 38.6gVitamin A: 136.1IUVitamin C: 3.5mgCalcium: 40.2mgIron: 1.4mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Cooking

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  1. Kaleb, you’re a star and I’ve never enjoyed a young cook so much! I could be your a grandfather but I’m an ardent FAN

  2. 5 stars
    How fun! I haven’t made treats in years….I made these for our dozen neighborhood kiddos…I will individually wrap each and tie with an orange ribbon.

  3. Hi Kaleb, just watched your Rice Krispy recipe. Can you tell me what kind of “All Clad” pan you cooked them in?

    Love your videos.

    Thanks so much.

  4. Hi Kaleb, I discovered you while healing from pancreatic cancer surgery and chemotherapy treatments, lots of time in bed rest mode! I really enjoy your stories and want to share how much you take me back to time spent with my grandparents on their farm on and island in Puget Sound new Seattle! Sadly my parents chose to raise their family in the suburbs of Seattle so a lot of my farm memories are just from weekends and every vacation spent on the island! Baking, canning, taffy pulls, popcorn balls, picnic baskets in the woods where Grandpa and my brothers were sawing down trees and making firewood! Feeding chickens gathering eggs, planting flower beds, trimming perennials, walking the beach, digging clams, picking oysters, crabbing, painting clam shells with beautiful water colors, I could go on! But now I’m in my 60’s, no children, so not a lot of entertaining or guests but many of you recipes are scaled for more portion than my husband and I can eat! I would love to have and easy way to make your recipes in half portions without need to go through mathematical gymnastics! Is there a way to see/make you recipes in half quantity?
    Thank you! 😘☺️