How to spruce up Rice Krispie treats with big chucks of Reese’s candy and a shiny chocolate glaze. Jump to the Chocolate Covered Reese’s Rice Krispie Treats Recipe or read on to see our tips for making them.
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How to Make No Bake Treats with Reese’s
The greatest part about these Rice Krispie treats? No oven required! In fact, you don’t even need the stovetop. Everything, including the shiny chocolate glaze, is made in the microwave. (If you don’t have a microwave, you can totally make this on the stove, just take a peek at the recipe below).
Start by stirring Rice Krispies, Kix cereal (which is bigger and crunchy) and quartered Reese’s cups. Melt marshmallows with butter in the microwave then pour over the cereal and candy. When everything is well mixed, pat into a baking dish. Set it aside for 20 to 30 minutes or until it sets.
Next, comes my favorite part — the chocolate glaze. Add chocolate and butter to a bowl and microwave until melted. Stir in a little honey to make it glossy then pour it over the Rice Krispie treats.
Scatter a bunch of salted peanuts on top — you know we can’t resist the sweet-salty combo. Then wait until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes. Enjoy!
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Recipe updated, originally posted September 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Chocolate Covered Reese's Rice Krispie Treats
The greatest part about these Rice Krispie treats? No oven required! In fact, you don’t even need the stovetop. Everything, including the shiny chocolate glaze, is made in the microwave. If you do not own a microwave or prefer to use the stovetop, we have provided the method below in the recipe Notes section.
You Will NeedKrispie Treats
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick or 60 grams) butter
1 (10-ounce) bag mini marshmallows (about 5 1/2 cups)
6 cups (180 grams) Rice Krispies or toasted rice cereal
2 cups (60 grams) Kix cereal or crispy corn puff cereal
12 Reese’s Peanut Butter CupsGlaze
1 (10-ounce) bag bittersweet chocolate chips (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 teaspoons honey
8 tablespoons (1 stick or 115 grams) butter
1/2 cup salted peanuts, chopped
- Make Krispie Treats
1Generously spray a 13-inch by 9-inch baking dish or line with parchment paper.
2Cut each peanut butter cup into six pieces. In a bowl that is large enough to fit all of the cereal, stir cereals and the chopped peanut butter cups.
3Add butter and marshmallows to a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Use a spoon and stir the marshmallows. While they may not look melted, once you stir them they begin to turn molten. If some marshmallows are still solid, place the bowl back into the microwave for 10 seconds. Stir until smooth. If after 10 seconds they still have not all melted, repeat, in 10 second intervals, until they are – just remember to stir each time. Pour melted marshmallow over cereal and gently stir until well coated.
4Transfer mixture to baking dish and firmly press into one even layer. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and let sit, at room temperature for 30 minutes or until cooled and set.
- Make Glaze
1When the treats are set, the chocolate glaze can be added to the top. To make glaze, add chocolate and the butter to a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Use a spoon to stir then microwave for 20 second intervals, stirring after each interval until chocolate, and the butter have melted into a glaze. (In our microwave, this took the initial 30 seconds then four intervals of 20 seconds).
2Add honey then vigorously stir the glaze until shiny.
- To Finish
1Pour chocolate glaze over cooled Rice Krispy treats then spread the glaze into one even layer. Immediately top with chopped peanuts. Set aside for another 20 to 30 minutes until the glaze has set completely. Cut into 24 rectangles.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- Stovetop Method, Marshmallows: Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Pour melted marshmallow over cereal and gently stir until well coated.
- Stovetop Method, Chocolate Glaze: Add chocolate, butter and honey to a medium saucepan over low heat and stir until melted. Remove from heat then vigorously stir the glaze until shiny. Pour over cooled Rice Krispy treats.