Salted Pretzel Peanut Butter & Caramel Rice Krispy Treats
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Serves: 18 - 24 bars
 
Ingredients
  • 4 c rice crispy cereal
  • 2 c lightly crushed salted pretzel sticks (about 1" pieces)
  • 1- 10 oz package marshmallows
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 c peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • about ½ c caramel topping
  • 1- 11.5 oz package milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. In a large pot (one that will allow all the the cereal and pretzels to be mixed in, less dishes is always a plus) melt the butter over medium low heat and add the marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are melted.
  2. Add the peanut butter and stir until creamy. Turn off the heat.
  3. Add the pretzels and cereal and stir until well coated.
  4. Press the cereal into a 9 x 13" pan.
  5. Spread the caramel topping over the rice krispy treats.
  6. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the milk chocolate for 30 - 40 seconds. Using a spatula gently stir the chocolate chips. Put them back in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time, stirring after every time they go in the microwave. Be careful not to burn the chocolate, it's very important to do this incrementally. If you use a glass bowl the residual heat will help to melt the chocolate too. Stir until all the chips are melted and the chocolate is smooth.
  7. Spread the melted chocolate evenly over the rice krispy treats and chill in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes.
  8. Cut into bars and enjoy!
Recipe by The Red Eye Baker at http://www.theredeyebaker.com/2016/09/pretzel-peanut-butter-caramel-rice-krispy-treats/