Chocolate and Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats with Apricot

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats with Apricot on Foodie Underground

I am going to keep this short and sweet, because… peanut butter and chocolate. Be honest: you don’t care about reading, you just want to make these and stuff your face.

For some reason, I found myself in a situation this week that required making Rice Krispie treats. True story.

But as always, I figured there was a way to improve them, so as not to feel too terrible about eating chemically processed marshmallow goo. And there was.

I found a recipe over on Detoxinista that used peanut butter. Yes, please.

I made a few other tweaks to sass up the bars, resulting in this tasty mixture of peanut butter, chocolate and dried apricot. Don’t deny yourself the pleasure of making these. And feel free to call them a moderately healthy junk food. Better than anything you can find packaged at the grocery store.

And hello people: crunchy peanut butter, this is the only way to go.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats with Apricot

Adapted from Detoxinista

Ingredients:

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

4 cups rice krispies or any other type of puffed rice cereal

About 6 dried apricots, finely chopped

1/4 cup chocolate chips or finely chopped dark chocolate

Preparation:

Prepare a 9-inch square pan (or something in that range) by lining with parchment paper.

In a saucepan over medium heat, warm up the maple syrup until it bubbles. Add in the peanut butter and stir together until well blended and smooth.

In a bowl, mix together the cereal, apricots and chocolate. Pour over the peanut butter and maple syrup and stir together until well blended.

Place the mixture into the pan and press firmly to pack them down.

Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes to chill. Remove, slice into bars and then try to prevent yourself from eating them  all in one sitting.

 

 

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