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.
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 Cups
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
Generously spray a 13-inch by 9-inch baking dish or line with parchment paper.
Cut 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.
Add 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.
Transfer 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.
When 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).
Add honey then vigorously stir the glaze until shiny.
Pour 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.