Saturday, January 25, 2014

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Bacon Rice Crispy Treats

So, my family has an obsession with bacon.  Like seriously, an obsession.  I remember once making chili dogs and my daughter looked at me after I placed them in front of her and asked in all seriousness, "What?  No bacon?", as if that was a normal ingredient like salt or pepper.  Now it has become the running joke, that everything I serve must contain bacon.  Most often, I ignore my crazy husband and daughter but occasionally, I give into their wild demand and throw bacon randomly into something that doesn't usually have it.

This recipe came about mostly because my husband was hassling me about making his favorite cookies, peanut butter chocolate chip bacon cookies (I featured them on the blog a while back if you want to go check them out here) and I didn't feel like going through all the effort of making cookies.  I love rice crispy treats, mostly because they are crazy simple and delicious.  This recipe seriously takes 5 , maybe 10 minutes max to prepare.  They are perfect to make, say the night before you have a work potluck and maybe you forgot to make something until 9:30pm.  Not that that has ever happened to me...I always prepare and plan all things ahead of time...right.

Start by melting the butter in a pan large enough to hold everything

Add in the whole package of marshmallows

Melt those down...

Learn from my mistakes and add the peanut butter here before the cereal!

Stir in the cereal and bacon bits at once to make things easier on yourself!

Pour out into a lightly greased 9" x 13" pan after it is well mixed

Make sure it is spread evenly!

Pour the melted chocolate chips over top of the treats

Spread evenly again!


Allow to cool for several hours on the counter or for an hour in the fridge then cut into desired size pieces.

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Bacon Rice Crispy Treats
makes 12 decent sized treats

3 Tbsp. butter
1 package regular marshmallows
6 cups of rice krispies cereal
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup bacon bits, or crumbled bacon
1 cup chocolate chips

Melt the butter in a large enough pan to hold all of the ingredients.  Once melted, add in the whole package of marshmallows and stir until completely melted.  Remove from heat and add in the peanut butter.  I didn't follow that bit of instructions until I made my second batch, trust me it is much easier to mix in before you add the cereal.  Once the peanut butter has melted into the marshmallow, add the cereal and the bacon bits, another lesson learned with the second batch!  Stir until all ingredients are well incorporated.  Pour into a lightly greased 9"x 13" pan and spread evenly.  Melt the cup of chocolate chips in the microwave or in a double boiler.  Spread melted chocolate evenly over the top of the treats and allow to cool at room temperature for several hours or throw into the fridge for about an hour before cutting into 12 good size pieces, or 24 small treats.  Enjoy!

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