Saturday, December 4, 2010

Oreo Crusted-Chocolate-Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

6 tablespoons butter, divided use
2 cups mini-marshmallows
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted, divided use
3 cups crisp rice cereal
2 tablespoons whole milk or cream
1 1/4 cups peanut butter chips
2 tablespoons finely chopped salted peanuts
14 Oreo cookies, finely ground

Butter an 8x8-inch baking dish.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large pot over medium heat; whisk in marshmallows until melted. Take pot off the stove and stir in 1/2 cup melted chocolate chips and cereal until combined; evenly spread into prepared baking dish.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; whisk in milk and bring to a boil. Turn heat off and stir in peanut butter chips until melted and combined; spread evenly over rice crispy layer. Sprinkle with peanuts. Chill or freeze until set before slicing into 12 bars.

To make the crust for the treats (optional), dip bottom of treat into additional 1/2 cup melted chocolate then dip into a bowl with Oreo cookie crumbs. Chill or freeze, crumb side up, until set.

Makes 12 bars

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