Peanut Caramel Crispy Treats

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I recently made some Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cup Crispy Treats and still had quite a bit of rice cereal left over, so I decided to try another kind of crispy treat. I love peanuts and caramel, especially together…so I tried a version using these ingredients. What can I say but “Yum”? If you like peanuts and caramel too, you’ll have to try these out!

PEANUT CARAMEL CRISPY TREATS by NancyC

Makes a 9×13″ pan

  • 5 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 (10-ounce) package marshmallows
  • 5 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 (11-ounce bag) Kraft® Caramel Bits

Grease a 13 x 9″ pan; set aside.

Melt butter in large microwaveable bowl on high for 45 seconds or until melted. Add marshmallows, tossing to coat. Microwave marshmallows 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 45 seconds.

Add crispy cereal to melted marshmallow mixture, then stir in nuts and caramel bits. The mixture will get sticky quickly, so you have to work fast!

Press mixture onto bottom of greased 13 x 9″ pan. (Because the mixture is so sticky, you may want to use some waxed paper to help press the mixture in the pan. I used the waxed paper wrapper from a stick of butter that still had a smidgen of butter on it, and that worked great!) Cool completely before cutting into squares.

Stovetop Directions: Melt butter in a 3-qt. saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted and mixture is well blended. Then follow the rest of the directions above, adding in the rice cereal, peanuts, and caramel bits.

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Have you tried any unique add-ins for crispy treats?

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10 thoughts on “Peanut Caramel Crispy Treats

    1. Susan

      I added some Nutella with the melted marshmallows and butter–which turned out amazing. Love the idea of peanuts and caramel, XOXO

      Reply
    1. nancyc Post author

      I hope you find some caramels, but I bet homemade ones would be even better in this! 🙂 Looks like your comments are coming thru fine, glad things are working good with your blog now!

      Reply
  1. marijomg

    HOw about chocolate covered peanuts?!
    Whatever you add in, would be awesome! Right now, I’m on a dried cranberry kick so I bet they would even taste great in rice krispie bars!

    Reply
    1. nancyc Post author

      Chocolate covered peanuts sound great,and I think the dried cranberries would also be really good! Thanks again for the yummy cupcake, Marijo! 🙂

      Reply

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