Ultimate White Chocolate Peepmallow Reese’s Peanut Butter Easter Treats
When I think of Easter foods, I think of marshmallows, pastels, egg-shaped candies, white chocolate bunnies, PEEPS, the usual. Okay, by “foods” I totally meant “sugar-loaded junk foods” but I think we can all get behind that. Hallelujah. If you want to bring a sweet something to an Easter brunch or potluck but don’t want to have to bake or take more than 15 minutes of time, then this is the (adorbs!) recipe for you.
Everyone knows Rice Krispies Treats are delicious, but these are even better because they incorporate melted white chocolate (in the form of a bunny, duh) as well as two types of peanut butter (normal PB melted in with the marshmallows, plus Reeses Pieces Eggs stirred in at the end). Speaking of the marshmallows, I used a combination of regular ones and pink Peeps. He has risen! (In this case, the word “he” means “my blood sugar”).
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Treats
First, you need your ingredients:
1 10oz package marshmallows (should come out to about 4 cups)
1 row of Peeps marshmallows—pick your favorite shape/color
1 white chocolate Easter bunny! My grocery store only had the large size so I used half of it – if you can find a smaller one, use that.
2tbsp creamy peanut butter
1c Reese’s Pieces Eggs
6c puffed rice cereal – I would normally use name brand Rice Krispies but my store was sold out of them (?!) so I used generic and it worked exactly the same
Making these guys is pretty much the same as making normal Rice Krispies Treats. Melt the butter over medium low heat in a big pan on the stovetop. Once the butter is melted, add both kinds of marshmallows and let them slowly melt, stirring constantly. After those are added, drop the creamy peanut butter into the marshmallow mixture, break the white chocolate into chunks (you should have about 1/2 cup worth, but add more if you want) and melt that in, too. Once everything is melted together, add the Rice Krispies and combine fully. Six cups is the recommended amount but sometimes I do a little less than that so the treats are extra chewy and rich.
Right before the mixture is ready to be poured into a greased casserole dish, stir in 3/4c of the Reeses Pieces. Most of them will crack and melt some of their gooey peanut butter into the mixture, which will make it extra awesome. Now scrape it all into your dish and distribute it out evenly. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4c of Reeses Pieces on top and let it cool. Ta-da!