True confession: MP has never made Rice Krispie treats. Ever. Marshmallows, butter, and rice cereal never excited her (even with the snap, crackle, pop). However, when MP spotted this recipe for Peanut Butter Pretzel Krispie treats, she suddenly felt inspired. All she need was an excuse. Today’s snow day was it.
This is one of the simplest desserts MP and the kids have ever made. CP#2 enjoyed breaking up pretzel sticks in a zip lock bag using his might, and later, a rolling pin. CP#1 mixed the butter, marshmallows, and peanut butter in hopes of licking the bowl clean. However, once this sticky concoction comes together, there is no time to waste. The pretzels and cereal need to be mixed in quickly. Then the kids can place the mixture in the pan.
MP drizzled melted dark chocolate to the top of the dessert and placed the pan in the fridge to allow the chocolate time to cool. Before long, the team sat around the table with tall glasses of milk and dessert in hand.
Rice Krispie treats will never be the same.