Monster Rice Krispies Treats

When I was a kid I LOVED rice krispies treats. Seriously, love them! I have to say I am not a fan of the prepackaged rice krsipy treats though. They are so easy to make and taste 100x better! I wanted to share an extra special recipe for the last of the after school snacks serious and I just knew this would be a hit! Monster rice krispies treats, rice krispies smeared with peanut butter frosting and a rainbow of M&Ms, so yummy! I love the flavors of monster cookies, so adding these additions to these classics treats was a no brainer!

Monster Rice Krispies Treats

Monster rice krispies treats, rice krispies smeared with peanut butter frosting and a rainbow of M&Ms, so yummy!

It is so easy to get the kids involved too, you can have the rice krispies and peanut butter frosting ready for when the kids get home from school. Have them help you smear the frosting on top and add the m&m decorations! Super fun! You can also just sprinkle the m&m’s on top and they will come out just as delicious! Recipe for peanut butter frosting from all recipes, rice krispies recipe from Kellogg’s.

Monster Rice Krispies Treats
 
You can get away with only one medium sized bag of M&ms found in the candy aisle, the brown bag. BUT, to get the rainbow effect, pick up two to make sure you have enough of all colors!
Ingredients
Rice Krispies Treats:
  • 3 Tbls butter, unsalted
  • 6 Cups crispy rice Cereal
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
Peanut Butter Frosting:
  • ¼ Cup butter, unsalted, softened
  • ½ Cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1½ Tbls milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 medium sized bag of m&ms for decoration
Instructions
Rice krispies treats:
  1. Melt butter in a large sauce pot over medium low heat. Add in marshmallows and let melt, stirring constantly. As soon as all the marshmallows have melted, take off the heat and add in the rice cereal. Mix and mix until all the cereal is coated. Spread mix over a sheet tray lined with parchment paper, for easy spreading spray a spatula with cooking spray or your fingers. Form into the shape you wish (try to get a flat surface), set aside, covered with plastic wrap for at least one hour to set.
Peanut Butter Frosting:
  1. Cream together the butter and peanut butter with a hand mixer over medium speed. Add in the powdered sugar until combined. Add in the milk and vanilla. Whip on medium speed until light and fluffy about 3 minutes.
  2. Spread over rice krispies treats in a thin even layer. For the rainbow effect, start in one corner and in alternating colors add rows and rows of m&ms.
  3. Cut into bars, serve and enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

Melt butter in a large sauce pot over medium low heat. Add in marshmallows and let melt, stirring constantly. As soon as all the marshmallows have melted, take off the heat and add in the rice cereal. Mix and mix until all the cereal is coated. Spread mix over a sheet tray lined with parchment paper, for easy spreading spray a spatula with cooking spray or your fingers. Form into the shape you wish (try to get a flat surface), set aside, covered with plastic wrap for at least one hour to set.

Melt butter in a large sauce pot over medium low heat. Add in marshmallows and let melt, stirring constantly. As soon as all the marshmallows have melted, take off the heat and add in the rice cereal. Mix and mix until all the cereal is coated. Spread mix over a sheet tray lined with parchment paper, for easy spreading spray a spatula with cooking spray or your fingers. Form into the shape you wish (try to get a flat surface), set aside, covered with plastic wrap for at least one hour to set.

Cream together the butter and peanut butter with a hand mixer over medium speed. Add in the powdered sugar until combined. Add in the milk and vanilla. Whip on medium speed until light and fluffy about 3 minutes. Spread over rice krispies treats in a thin even layer.

Cream together the butter and peanut butter with a hand mixer over medium speed. Add in the powdered sugar until combined. Add in the milk and vanilla. Whip on medium speed until light and fluffy about 3 minutes.
Spread over rice krispies treats in a thin even layer.

For the rainbow effect, start in one corner and in alternating colors add rows and rows of m&ms.

For the rainbow effect, start in one corner and in alternating colors add rows and rows of m&ms.

r4

Monster rice krispies treats, rice krispies smeared with peanut butter frosting and a rainbow of M&Ms, so yummy!

Monster rice krispies treats, rice krispies smeared with peanut butter frosting and a rainbow of M&Ms, so yummy!

Cut into bars, serve and enjoy!

I was really happy at how they came out!

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I just thought the pattern looks so cool, and before cutting into bars would really make a big “wow” at a party!

Monster rice krispies treats, rice krispies smeared with peanut butter frosting and a rainbow of M&Ms, so yummy!

Extremely easy too, your kids will love getting involved!

Monster rice krispies treats, rice krispies smeared with peanut butter frosting and a rainbow of M&Ms, so yummy!

But, who am I kidding? Even adults will love how these taste, Jeremy and I both did!

Monster rice krispies treats, rice krispies smeared with peanut butter frosting and a rainbow of M&Ms, so yummy!

I really hope you enjoyed the after school snacks series! Check back next Tuesday for a whole new recipe series: Halloween!

Don’t forget to check out Parrish’s recipe for Caramel Apple Muddy Buddies:

Caramel_Apple_Muddy_Buddies

Love this post? Check out the past after school snack recipes:

Peanut Butter & Jelly Blondies | Mini Monster Cookies

Bottom of the Box Cereal Bars | No Churn Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Galaxy Bark | Handheld Strawberry Shortcakes

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