Rice Krispie Treat Brownies

I usually dread typing out the recipes for these posts. Remembering each amount and making sure I don’t have any typos (1 teaspoon of salt versus 1 Tablespoon of salt could make a big difference in a dessert) is not the fun part. It is not hard and I like having the record, but I would much rather be spending my time making the food than writing it out. As a result, I end up writing my description and/or story first before the recipe. Well, this time I could not think of anything to say and did the recipe first, then the pictures, and now I am still not sure what to say! I do know that these brownies are something you must make. They turn out amazing every time and are a big hit with chocolate fans. You can choose to eat just the brownie part separate from the treat on top, or get all of the flavors in one bite. I found a version of this recipe from an old cookbook that was all about using Hershey-branded products. So, instead of using cocoa powder, you would see “use Hershey cocoa powder”. Of course, you can use whatever chocolate you like in this.

I am hoping that even with few words you will still be inspired to make this.

Directions for Rice Krispie Treat Brownies

  • A 9×13 pan of brownies (see directions below before making them)
  • 5-8 oz of mini-marshmallows (it depends on how many you want)
  • 1.5 cups chocolate chips
  • 6 heaping Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine (a substitute is ok)
  • 1.5 cups Rice Krispies cereal

For the brownies, pick your favorite brownies that are thick and sturdy enough to handle having a topping. I recommend the King Arthur fudge brownies.

This is for the King Arthur brownies. The batter is so dark, and so rich! I sifted the flour to keep it smooth.

They are nice and dark which works with the sweet topping. Whichever recipe you follow, make sure you underbake the brownies by at least several minutes. For instance, the King Arthur ones need about 30 minutes, but I pulled them out around 18 minutes.

While the brownies are baking, in a medium saucepan over medium low heat, stir together the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter.

Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the Rice Krispies cereal.

When the brownies are ready,

top them with enough marshmallows to form an even layer. It can take about half a normal-sized bag (about 5 oz) or more depending on how the marshmallows stick together.

Pop the brownies back in the oven for 3-4 minutes. Use a spatula to smoosh the marshmallows a bit.

Spread the chocolate/Rice Krispies mixture on top of the marshmallows to form a chocolate coating.

If it seems like there is not enough chocolate to go around, don’t worry, just keep spreading.

When everything is covered, let cool and then cover and chill in the refrigerator to set the chocolate.

Directions for Rice Krispie Treat Brownies without pictures

  • A 9×13 pan of brownies (see directions below before making them)
  • 5-8 oz of mini-marshmallows (it depends on how many you want)
  • 1.5 cups chocolate chips
  • 6 heaping Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine (a substitute is ok)
  • 1.5 cups Rice Krispies cereal

For the brownies, pick your favorite brownies that are thick and sturdy enough to handle having a topping. I recommend theย King Arthur fudge brownies. They are nice and dark which works with the sweet topping. Whichever recipe you follow, make sure you underbake the brownies by at least several minutes. For instance, the King Arthur ones need about 30 minutes, but I pulled them out around 18 minutes.

While the brownies are baking, in a medium saucepan over medium low heat, stir together the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the Rice Krispies cereal.

When the brownies are ready, top them with enough marshmallows to form an even layer. It can take about half a normal-sized bag (about 5 oz) or more depending on how the marshmallows stick together. Pop the brownies back in the oven for 3-4 minutes. Use a spatula to smoosh the marshmallows a bit. Spread the chocolate/Rice Krispies mixture on top of the marshmallows to form a chocolate coating. If it seems like there is not enough chocolate to go around, don’t worry, just keep spreading. When everything is covered, let cool and then cover and chill in the refrigerator to set the chocolate.

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13 thoughts on “Rice Krispie Treat Brownies

  1. YUM is really the only thing that can be said about this. When I started blogging I had a really hard time getting used to the whole measuring, writing down aspect of cooking but with time I got the hang of it and actually started to like it. But I could be a bit weird ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks for stopping by! I’ve been following you for ages and it’s super exciting that you commented ๐Ÿ™‚

      Some of the recipes aren’t so bad for posting the details, but some require so many steps that it seems onerous. Then there is writing the intros…not my strength. Hehe.

  2. Wow! I’ve never seen a recipe like this. Brownies and rice krispies together – that’s got to be good!! And I think there are quite a few really good chocolate recipes floating around under all kinds of names now that originally came from Hershey’s…

    I generally love writing about what I make and probably get way too wordy but agree with you on the recipe. The main benefit to writing it out (for me) is so it’s all in one place and I can go right back to it when I want to make something again.

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