I bet you think I’m about to give you another version of peanut butter rice krispie treats. I wouldn’t blame you for thinking so; there are a squillion such recipes on my blog already, and heaven knows I always have a jar of peanut butter on hand (in both my checked and carry-on luggage, actually).
But this treat is more epic than that. This is a recipe is for your basic rice krispie treats, no peanut butter… but made with a cereal that caused extreme swooning when I chanced across it in California last month: Peanut Butter Toast Crunch cereal.
Yep. I absolutely and completely made rice krispie treats without rice krispies but with Peanut Butter Toast Crunch cereal, which is the peanut butter version of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, which is in itself one of the greatest American snack foods of all time (don’t try and convince me these cereals are appropriate breakfast foods for children. They ain’t. But we adults, we can eat whatever we want, whenever we want, right? Right. Double standards win. I’ve lost my train of thought. Mahogany glider!).
After my success with making rice krispies treats using Special K Satisfaction cereal, I knew this new cereal would make a worthy contender for the crispy cereal marshmallow treat crown.
Consider it crowned. I loved this treat. Peanut butter-y, supremely crunchy but also sticky, and with a lick of salt from the cereal appearing to liven up the party. You should probably make this really soon.
And Canada sure as all get out better have Peanut Butter Toast Crunch on its shelves by the time I return next month.
Peanut Butter Toast Crunch Treats
- 1/4 cup butter
- 10.5 oz bag/4 cups mini marshmallows
- 5 cups Peanut Butter Toast Crunch Cereal
- Grease or line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low-to-medium heat, then add the marshmallows and continue cooking, stirring all the while, until the marshmallows have melted smoothly into the butter.
- Working quickly, take the pan off the heat and tip in the cereal, stirring through gently so as to get the mixture combined without destroying all the cereal into tiny fragments of powder, albeit delicious powder.
- Using damp or buttered hands or a spatula, press the cereal evenly down into the pan. Put in the fridge to cool and set, then cut into squares and a) eat immediately, b) store in fridge yet still eat immediately, or c) store in freezer but also eat immediately.