Why yes, those bars are gluten-free peanut butter rice krispie treat-like with chocolate chips on top! Which is what I had to do to camouflage some puffed rice cereal that was just not cutting it. I’ll save the “Why do normal Rice Krispies have to be made with barley malt?” discussion for another day, as there are tons of gluten-free puffed rice options out there. It’s just that none of them are very good.
So I’m wondering why I brought these all the way back from Paris –
But this is why god made rice krispie treats and had the good sense to add a peanut butter option, people. To dress up the boring! Which is exactly what I did in like five minutes last night. Five minutes at night = a weekend worth of deliciousness. That’s what I call max efficiency. And ohmylord, the smell of peanut butter and marshmallow is intoxicating. Or I just need to get out more. And no, I was not satisfied with only the peanut butter and instead threw some chocolate atop. That’s how flavorless those Riz things were.
You can do it too!
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
Do you need this recipe, really? Okay.
Prep time: 2 minutes Cook time: 7 minutes
3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
3/4 bag of large marshmallows
5 cups gluten-free puffed rice cereal
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1. Melt butter over medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely smooth.
2. Add peanut butter and remove from heat. Mix well. Add gluten-free rice cereal and mix well.
3. Transfer to 9″ square greased pan. Cover with chocolate chips.
4. Allow to cool for at least a half hour. Cut into squares and serve.
Makes: 16 bars