Snickers Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats (With Chocolate Drizzle)

I have a major sweet tooth!  Several years ago when I was pregnant with my oldest son, my husband and I had a little competition.  We were trying to see who could go the longest without sweets (which gave him an unfair advantage from the beginning because sweets aren’t as much of a weakness for him!).  After about 4 day, I caved BIG TIME with a DQ blizzard!

My sister-in-law, recognizing my disadvantage, suggested that next time, our contest be over who could go the longest without peanut butter!  Seeing how my husband eats it pretty much daily!  My sister-in-law didn’t realize it, but unfortunately, once again I would fail!  Peanut butter is another one of my weaknesses!  Peanut butter is a food group in our family!!!

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If you are like me and you love peanut butter, and rice krispie treats, you are going to really love these Snickers peanut butter rice krispie treats!  Homemade rice krispie treats are one of my favorite quick & easy desserts, but I am always looking for a new rice krispie treat idea!

So, after making peanut butter rice krispie treats, I decided to try a new variation & pump up the yumminess by chopping up Peanut Butter Snickers candy bars and mixing them in!  And guess what? I had a winner! I don’t know if you have tried peanut butter Snickers, but they are so good… they might be even be better than the original Snickers bar!

Photo of delicious Snickers peanut butter lovers rice krispie treats!


Tips for Perfect Snickers Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

These treats are quick and easy to make just like the original recipe! Start by chopping the Peanut Butter Snickers into little pieces, and set aside. Next, add your butter, and marshmallows to a large pot to melt along with 1 cup of peanut butter. Once the marshmallows, butter and peanut butter have melted, add you cereal and mix well!  Remove the mixture from heat and mix in your chopped up Snickers.

The candy bar pieces will melt quickly as you mix them into the warm cereal mixture, so don’t overmix!  If you would rather, you can place half of the cereal mixture in your pan, and then generously spread the candy bar pieces & add the rest of the cereal mixture.  This will give you a layer of peanut butter Snickers in the middle (instead of all throughout) and they will not be as likely to melt since you won’t be stirring them around!

Spread the mixture out completely in your pan being careful not to press down or “pack in” your rice krispie treat since that will cause them to be hard. You want them to stay light and fluffy! Gently spread your treats out with the back of a spatula or your wet fingers and pat lightly to smooth.

Once your peanut butter rice krispie treats have cooled completely, gently remove them from the pan. (This will be easier if you begin with parchment paper under your bars). Then, cut the bars into equal pieces.

Melt 1 cup of dark  or semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring each time, until smooth.  Spoon melted chocolate into a plastic zipper bag or an icing bag (I use these!).  Then cut a very small opening in the end of your bag.  Place gentle pressure on the bag and swirl back and forth along the top of each bar! This simple swirl will take you less than 5 extra minute, but will make your peanut butter rice krispie treat look so much more dressed up once you add the chocolate drizzle!


Notes on This Rice Krispie Treat Variation

I used a 9×13 jelly roll pan for this recipe, and I had about a quarter of the mixture that wouldn’t fit in the pan!  Plan to use a large casserole dish and realize that your bars will be thick.  If you want them to be thinner, plan to use one 9×13 and one 8×8 pan.

I hope you enjoy these yummy Snickers Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats as much as my family does! And keep experimenting!  You could always switch up your candy bars and try new combinations… Twix, Reeses, really any candy bar you like!  Have fun & enjoy!!

Snickers Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

A simple way to dress up your original rice krispie treats and add a little extra Yum!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert


  • 1 stick butter, salted
  • 2 bags marshmallows, 10 oz
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 12 cups rice krispie cereal
  • 16 bars (mini) PB Snickers (minis-individually wrapped) chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips melted


  • Chop the PB snickers into small pieces and set aside.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper over your cassarole dish. It doesn't have to cover it completely, just overlap on the side to help you remove the bars once they are cooled. Then spray the pan and parchment with cooking spray.
  • Melt butter, marshmallows, and peanut butter on medium heat in a large pot, stirring continually.
  • Once the marshmallows are melted completely, remove the pot from heat and add in the rice krispie cereal. Mix thoroughly!
  • Once the cereal/marshmallow mixture is completely mixed, add the candy bar pieces and mix thru quickly so the bars won't melt.
  • Place cereal mixture into a large 9x13 inch casserole dish and gently pat down with the back of a spatula of you wet fingers. Be careful to not press down or "pack in" the cereal mixture, this will make your bars hard.
  • After allowing the bars to cool completely, lift them out of the pan using parchment paper & onto a large cutting board. Cut into equal-size bars with a large sharp knife.

Chocolate Drizzle

  • Place chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Take bowl out and stir chocolate. If not melted, put back in the microwave for another 20-30 seconds, continuing to stir the chocolate each time until chocolate is melted thru.
  • Allow chocolate to cool slightly, then add to a ziplock bag or a disposable icing bag (my preference. Cut a small opening int he end of the bag and carefully drizzle the chocolate on the top of each bar. Allow the chocolate to set and harden.

Let me know what you think of my variation on Peanut Butter Rice Krispies in the comments below!  Do you have another ideas?  Let me know your favorite, I might just have to try it out too!











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