Reese’s Krispie Treats


Don’t you love when you finally get around to making one of those recipes that you’ve had pinned or bookmarked for several months, especially when it’s a really good one? This is one of those for me and I’m telling you I shouldn’t have waited this long to try it.

These remind me a lot of Scotcheroos (if you’ve ever had those) but without the butterscotch flavor and rather more peanut butter flavor thanks to the topping of those ever so amazing Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I love Scotcheroos but I’d have to say I like these even more. These incredible easy to make treats are chewy, crunchy, deliciously sweet, perfectly peanut buttery along with just the right ratio of chocolate (to mimic the flavor of the Reese’s) and then they are finished of with the crowning jewels, the melt in your mouth Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. All that and it’s destined to make one highly addictive, not to be forgotten treat. This is one you’ll want to pin and try in the very near future. Enjoy and share, and thanks Sweet Basil for a great recipe!

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Reese’s Krispie Treats

Rich, easy to make, peanut buttery, crisp treats that are sure to leave everyone craving more!

Servings: 12
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 6 regular size Reese's Peanut Butter Cups , each diced into 8 pie shaped wedges


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine corn syrup, sugar and salt and bring mixture just to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly (to dissolve sugar). Once mixture reaches a boil, reduce heat slightly and allow to gently boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat, add in peanut butter, chocolate chips and vanilla, stir mixture until chocolate chips have completely melted. 
  2. Pour in Rice Krispies Cereal and toss mixture to evenly coat. Pour mixture into a buttered 8x8 (or 9x9) baking dish and gently spread and press into an even layer. 
  3. Allow to cool until just warm to the touch then evenly distribute diced Reese's Peanut Butter Cups over top and lightly press them onto the coated cereal. Enjoy warm, with ooey gooey melted chocolate topping (my favorite, I love melted candy bars though =) or cover and refrigerate until chocolate has set, then remove from refrigerator and rest about 10 minutes at room temperature and cut into squares. Store in an airtight container.
  4. Recipe Source: Sweet Basil
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Reese's Treats
Author: Jaclyn


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  • Jaclyn: Carrian – No, thank you for creating such a delicious recipe =)! I love it! I love your blog too, everything looks amazing! October 18, 2012 at 3:39pm Reply

  • Carrian Cheney: Thank you so much for sharing my recipe!!! October 16, 2012 at 5:10pm Reply

  • Jennifer Lawton-Godziuk: Just made these tonight, Jaclyn, for my Reese’s Pieces-loving hubby! They were terrific. Thanks again for another great treat. August 27, 2012 at 12:20am Reply

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction: Jaclyn, PB and rice krispies treats… two items at the bottom of my food pyramid. So glad you combined the two AND used an overload of PB at that. The pictures are absolutely droolworthy! Between these and your cinnamon roll rice krispies, i dub you the queen lol :) August 21, 2012 at 7:36am Reply

  • ally: dang, these are the creme de la creme of krispie treats!
    xo August 19, 2012 at 12:51pm Reply

  • Cathleen: Wow, this does look fantastic! I have SO many recipes bookmarked that I have not gotten around to making. I need to get on it!! August 19, 2012 at 9:18am Reply

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