Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats were one of the two treats I craved when I first went off to college. My mom’s version was made with cooked Karo syrup and sugar instead of marshmallows and I upped the ante by adding a layer of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
An Amped Up Classic
I’ve said it before, but I cannot stomach a peanut butter sandwich. My youngest sister would eat peanut butter out of the jar with a spoon. I think all my kids would, too. Ick. But put a pan of peanut butter Rice Krispie treats in front of me and I go weak in the knees. I’m not sure it was the minute amount of protein that made me long for these when I was in college or just their sheer deliciousness, but they were constantly on my mind. My collegiate diet consisted of a lot of popcorn and pizza—I’m certain there were a few nutritional deficiencies! So when it was decided that this week’s Sunday Supper theme was Back to School, these cereal bars came to mind. But I had to make them even MORE enticing by adding a layer of peanut butter cups