It’s that time of year again, candy overload. I’m not going to lie, we totally snitch in our kids candy occasionally, but lately we’ve also ended up with extra candy that we bought to pass out too, so we have our own supply. The problem is that we end up eating it all which isn’t very good for the waistline. Our solution is easy, we make treats. It would be a little weird to pass out candy to our neighbors but bring around treats and everyone is happy and our candy supply decreases. Plus our most popular recipes on the site happen to be Reese’s Krispies (thank you pinterest for making that one go crazy), Reese’s Crumble, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies. Apparently you all loooove Reese’s. So why not add one more twist to our number one recipe, Cocoa Reese’s Krispies. Double chocolate is never a bad thing right?
And before we talk about these yummy treats I thought we would celebrate fall by having a sweet giveaway with Grace and Lace. I adore, adore, adore the scarves and leggings and especially the baby and little girl section, so enter away!
And this is one of those recipes that once you get the hot stuff all cooked you can totally turn everything over to the kids because there is no way to make these pretty. Just scoop them out onto a baking sheet and you are good to go! Just try to stay out of the warm mixture as much as you can because if you’re anything like me you’ll totally eat half the bowl before realizing what you’ve been doing. It’s delicious.
Are Rice Krispies Gluten Free?
Rice Krispies contain malt flavoring which is derived from barley.
Barley contains gluten, so rice krispies is not gluten free.
Are Corn Syrup and Karo Syrup the Same Thing?
Karo syrup contains 33% less calories than regular corn syrup, and has no high fructose corn syrup.
You can use them interchangeably.
Will Peanut Butter Separate?
Some peanut butter may separate.
If you have peanut butter with oil floating on top, turn the jar upside down instead of trying to stir it together again.
When placed upside down, the oil will rise to the top, blending in with the peanut butter again.
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Cocoa Reese's Krispies
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Corn Syrup
- 1 1/3 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 4 1/4 Cup Cocoa Krispies
- 1 Pinch of Salt
- 6 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups chopped
- 1/3 Cup Chocolate Chips
- In a large sauce pan over medium heat, melt the sugar, corn syrup, and peanut butter until smooth and evenly combined.
- Remove from heat.
- Quickly add the salt and cereal and stir to combine thoroughly.
- Add the chocolate chips and stir again.
- Wait about 1 min and add the candy, quickly folding the mixture together so as to not smash up the candy.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop rounded tablespoons onto the sheet.
- Let cool and devour!