Puffed Rice Cereal
Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
Neutral Flavored Oil
Vanilla Extract – I used this brand.
Flaky Sea Salt (Optional)
To Make Easy Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats
Line – lightly grease and line a 9”x5” loaf pan with parchment paper.
Warm – add honey and peanut butter into a small saucepan and warm through under medium-low heat stirring consistently until all the peanut butter is melted and mixture takes on a smooth appearance, about 1 minute. Alternatively, honey and peanut butter can be warmed up into a smooth mixture in the microwave at 30 second intervals.
Whisk – transfer honey-peanut butter mixture to a medium mixing bowl and whisk in the salt and vanilla extract.
Fold – using a rubber spatula, fold in the puffed rice cereal.
Transfer – cereal mixture to prepared pan and flatten into an even layer using a rubber spatula.
Refrigerate – cereal layer as the chocolate layer is prepared.
Melt – chocolate chips and oil together either over a double boiler or in the microwave at 30 seconds taking care to stir mixture to prevent the base of chocolate from burning.
Pour – melted chocolate over cereal layer and spread out into an even layer using an offset or rubber spatula.
Refrigerate – easy peanut butter rice krispies for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the chocolate is completely set.
Sprinkle – the top of easy peanut butter rice krispies treats with flaky sea salt (optional).
Cut – easy peanut butter rice krispies treats into 8 equal squares.