When we were growing up, we sometimes had Rice Krispie treats for dessert, but not as often as other things. And we NEVER had Rice Krispie treats with chocolate on top. So when I saw this over the top looking recipe, just in time for Memorial Day weekend, I kinda felt like I should try it. To see if I had missed out on something growing up.
And if I had missed out on something, do my level best to make up for it. ASAP. In one weekend.
I of course had to consult multiple recipes and think carefully about how I was going to combine the ingredients so they would retain that original element of regular Rice Krispie treats, only better. But not too over the top. I know you understand what I was going for. So I did some combining, buttering, melting, mixing, pressing, and smoothing.
And in the end, I decided that Angie had probably been trying to save me from myself by not frosting the Rice Krispie treats.
Really tasty crunchy sweet buttery chocolatey good. I like the faint hint of peanut butter and the bits of unmelted marshmallow in the bars.
The next time I will not put butterscotch chips AND chocolate in the topping. I will also drizzle instead of covering the top completely. Because in the end, don't we all believe our own mom did it the BEST way? All this said, don't think for one minute that Chris and I will let even one single solitary puffed rice morsel go uneaten.
Here is the recipe I came up with for the "Over the Top but Under the limit Rice Krispie Treats":
Butter an 11x7 pan, mix 6 cups of Rice Krispies and 1/2 of a 10 oz bag of mini marshmallows in a big bowl, melt a stick of butter and 1/4 cup peanut butter and 1 and 1/2 10oz bags of mini marshmallows in a pot on the stove, when its all melted - pour it over the cereal and stir it up quick and then dump it in the buttered pan and smoosh it all down. Melt 3/4 cup of butterscotch chips and 3/4 cup of chocolate chips together in the microwave. I used the 30 second then stir method for a total of about 1 minute and 15 seconds. When it's all melted pour over the top and spread out evenly. Let the chocolate get firm before diving into them. If you live where it's hot you may have to pop it in the refrigerator.