Thursday, March 9, 2017

No-Bake Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats ~ The perfect snack for everything!

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We are just ending up our 8th grade basketball season, and let me tell you these girls have been practicing and playing together since the first part of November.

The last few games have been a bit rough on our girls with all the flu and cold ickies running around, so I thought I would change up my routine and makes some goodies for them before our last two games.  I wanted something sweet and at least somewhat healthy to boost their energy, and I found a recipe I have always wanted to make: Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats.  (A big shout out to Miss L for these team pictures!)

Have you ever had these delights?  The Rice Krispies Cereal has all of its vitamins and good minerals in it, the peanut butter brings in the protein they need, and the sugar you add to it all gives them a good boost of energy before their game.  They also make great after school or after practice snacks. Heck, these treats are good for just about any time you want them!  I'm totally making these to take to the field this spring.  It will be a great energy boost for the guys! You can't miss with these delicious treats (unless you have peanut allergies of course!  Then try almond butter if that is better for you.)

The treats are so easy to make, but quite difficult to photograph as you are making them. I found the recipe on Pinterest, and it originates from none other than Martha Stewart!  After reading her recipe and also reading the comments from those who had made them, my takeaway was that the original recipe has too much sugar for most people's tastes.  Here is my version of her recipe.

Printable Recipe

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats

Cooking Directions
  1. Choose a shallow 9 X 13 pan or cookie sheet pan/stone *needs to have at least 1-inch sides on it, and line this pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add your 4-5 cups of cereal. If you want gooey bars use 4 cups, but if you want a crunchy treat, add more cereal.
  3. In a medium saucepan, add the corn syrup and sugars, stir to mix, and let come to a boil over medium heat.
  4. Remove pan from the heat, and stir in the peanut butter, then the vanilla.
  5. Pour out onto the lined pan, and spread it out evenly from corner to corner.
  6. Let the pan sit until the treats have firmed up, then cut into pieces.
  7. Wrap treats in Saran wrap, and store in an air-tight container.
  8. Makes 24 bars
After I cut them, I wrapped each treat in Saran Wrap so the girls would have a chance at not getting their hands too sticky while they ate them.  Looks like this recipe is a keeper!

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