Peanut S'mores Rice Krispies Treats
The ultimate no-bake, picnic-friendly summer dessert.
miniature marshmallows, divided use
puffed rice cereal
aka Rice Krispies
salted roasted peanuts
semi or bittersweet chocolate
graham crackers, coarsely broken
Butter a 13x9 baking dish. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a large, heavy-bottomed, whisk in the vanilla. Add 4 cups of marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
Add the puffed rice cereal and the remaining 1 cup of marshmallows. Stir until well coated.
Press the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish using the back of a spoon.
Sprinkle with graham crackers and peanuts, pressing them slightly into the mixture to anchor them.
Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips over low heat. Drizzle over the treats.
Cool completely before cutting into squares. This always takes a lot longer (at least an hour, normally more like 2) than you'd think so be prepared.
Slice into about 20 squares.
Stirring in whole marshmallows with the cereal gives you big, soft pockets of marshmallow in every bite.