Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats

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  • prep 10 min    cook 10 min
  • serves 12

SECRET INGREDIENT: marshmallows

Marshmallows are the key to their light and fluffy texture, but creamy peanut butter, butterscotch chips, and semi-sweet chocolate chips make a richer and more satisfying treat.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 ounces) marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 5 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips

    How to make it  20 minutes

  • 1

    In a large saucepan or microwavable bowl, melt the butter or margarine and marshmallows. Remove from the heat; then stir in peanut butter. Gradually add the cereal and mix until well-coated.

  • 2

    Spread and press into a greased 9 x 13-inch pan; set aside.

  • 3

    In a small microwavable bowl or the top of a double-boiler over simmering water, melt the butterscotch chips and chocolate chips. Spread over the cereal mixture.

  • 4

    Cover and freeze until the chocolate is set, 15 to 20 minutes.

Add another layer of flavor by stirring 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon in with the peanut butter.

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