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Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

5 from 4 votes

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Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are a salty-sweet, no-bake dessert inspired by Classic Rice Krispie Treats and Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats. Sweet thanks to the marshmallows and the caramel and a little salty thanks to the peanut butter and salt! Yum!

Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Let’s Talk Peanut Butter

For this recipe, I used smooth peanut butter (Jif or Skippy brands work great). If you don’t mind crunchy bits in your rice Krispies then you could use crunchy peanut butter. I haven’t tried using natural peanut butter and generally tend to stray away from it when making treats.

Homemade Salted Caramel

To make the salted caramel I melt soft caramels (Kraft brand) and heavy cream together and then top it all off with coarse sea salt. Do not use caramel sauce, it’s not as thick and won’t set up which will leave you with a big sticky mess.

Pouring caramel over peanut butter rice krispie treats

Simple Variations

There are a few simple variations you could make to this recipe to make it your own!

  • Not into peanut butter? Make these Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats instead.
  • Not into salted caramel? Simply omit the caramel topping and enjoy peanut butter rice Krispies.
  • Want plain caramel? You don’t have to sprinkle coarse sea salt on top.
  • Craving chocolate? Melt 8 oz of chocolate chips with 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil and pour/drizzle on top.
Salted caramel on top of peanut butter rice krispie treats

How to Make Salted Caramel PB Rice Krispie Treats

For full details on how to make Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats, see the recipe card down below 🙂

Prep

Grease a 9×13 inch glass baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

Make Peanut Butter Rice Krispies

In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add 4 cups marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until melted.

Stir in Rice Krispies and the remaining 2 cups of mini marshmallows until well coated. Press into a greased pan and set aside.

Make and Pour Salted Caramel

Place caramels and heavy cream into a small bowl. Microwave in 20-30 second intervals until completely melted. Pour overtop Krispie treats and spread until mostly covered. Sprinkle with sea salt and cool.

Cut and Serve!

Cut into bars using a sharp knife and serve.

Overhead view of Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats bars

Storing Instructions

Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. I would not recommend freezing these bars. They are best enjoyed freshly made.

More Rice Krispie Treats to Try!

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats stacked on top of each other

Make these Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats soon, friends. They are addictingly good.

The printable recipe card is down below, enjoy! 🙂

5 from 4 votes

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are a salty-sweet, no-bake dessert inspired by Classic Rice Krispie Treats. Enjoy!
servings 15 bars
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 32 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows divided
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 6 cups rice krispies cereal
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 11 oz Kraft caramels (1 package) unwrapped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coarse sea salt

Instructions

  • In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add 4 cups marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until melted.
  • Stir in Rice Krispies and remaining 2 cups of mini marshmallows until well coated. Press into a greased 9×13 pan and set aside.
  • Place caramels and heavy cream into a small bowl. Microwave in 20-30 second intervals until completely melted. Pour overtop Krispie treats and spread until mostly covered. Sprinkle with sea salt and cool.
  • Cut into bars using a sharp knife and serve. Store in airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 890mg | Potassium: 116mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 3.7mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter, rice krispie treats, salted caramel, salted caramel peanut butter rice krispie treats

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15 Responses
  1. Elizabeth

    These are amazing!!! I made these to bring to a get-together with friends and they all disappeared. The next week my husband requested I make another pan just for us. 😂 It has become a family favorite. Thank you for all your incredible recipes! At least once a week, I’m making a Lauren’s Latest recipe. We literally have never been disappointed by a single one! You’re awesome!!! ☺️

  2. Dianna Ready

    I had a client that made me the Krispy out of popcorn. She would use different things in it each time. It’s was alwaysa gift for a occasion. Sometimes it would be nuts, peanut M&Ms gummy. She was a very special person ❤️

  3. Steve Gru

    5 stars
    looks yum
    going to try it..

    so glad the instruction say UNWRAPPED caramels.
    wonder how it would come out if they were wrapped???? LOL

  4. Sheila Best

    Is it 1 11 ounce bag of caramels? This sounds sooo good. I might add peanuts to it. Paydays are my favorite candy bar. Wowsa! Yummy for sure.

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