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Nutella Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Recipe By Tessa Arias
January 17th, 2014

Nutella Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats are an indulgent spin on the classic American dessert.

Yield: 12 -16 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: These smell like peanut butter cups and when you bite in there’s extra chocolate and Nutella goodness. Nutella and peanut butter are two of my favorite things in the world and I think they belong together.
Texture: Crispy, gooey, chewy.
Ease: Just a few ingredients, no baking, super easy!
Appearance: These look like plain ole’ chocolate rice crispy treats so the Nutella-peanut butter surprise is extra special.
Pros: Fun twist on the classic dessert.
Cons: Usually I like to make desserts completely from scratch but sometimes I just have a craving for a childhood favorite that I can’t deny.
Would I make this again? Yes!

I recently decided one of my 2014 goals is to read at least one book a month, preferably two. Right now I’m reading The Book Thief and am about halfway done but I think I’m reading it slowly because I have no idea what I’ll read next! What were your favorite books of 2013? Anything I NEED to read??

Speaking of needs, you need to make these Nutella Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats. They are outrageous. When I made these I stored the leftover treats in a ziptop bag on the kitchen counter and every time I walked past them not only where they alluring me by simply being in sight, but the heavenly aroma of peanut butter and Nutella was almost intoxicating. Love!

Nutella Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

How to make
Nutella Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Yield: 12 -16 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Nutella Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats are an indulgent spin on the classic American dessert.


  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) butter
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 6 cups cocoa crispy rice cereal


  1. Grease an 8 by 8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows, Nutella, and peanut butter and stir until the mixture is melted and creamy. Stir in the cocoa powder.
  3. Place the cocoa crispy rice cereal in a large bowl. Pour the butter mixture over the cereal and stir until the cereal is well coated. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan and refrigerate for 10 minutes, or until cooled and firm. Slice into squares.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Sara — January 17, 2014 at 3:12 am

    Ooh these look amazing!

    I just finished reading ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ which was pretty good, but my all time favourite book is ‘A Little Princess’ by Frances Hodgson Burnett, it’s all about using your imagination to escape the situations you find yourself in ๐Ÿ™‚ At the moment I am imagining making these treats in our finished kitchen – roll on next month!

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    Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness — January 17, 2014 at 4:19 am

    I wish I could give you a good book recommendation, but I got nothin’.
    Nothin’ except a need for nutella pb rice crispy treats that it!
    Lame, but necessary. These look ah-may-zing. Anything with pb and chocolate and I am in!

  3. #
    Stephanie Hanson — January 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Gone Girl – one of the best books I have ever read!!

  4. #
    Better With Sugar — January 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I’ve actually never had Nutella before (craziness, i know. everyone i know loves it! my boss used to buy it in bucket-sized jars at Costco! lol). I think I’ll need to try these out! And Rice Krispie Squares are always a classic ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh and for books, if you haven’t read the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy, you totally should!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — January 17, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I LOVE a good rice krispie treat and this one looks perfect. LOVE!!

  6. #
    Katie H — January 17, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    These look delicious! Do you think they would stay good in the mail, or would they become a melty mess? I know regular Rice Krispie Squares usually mail well, but the chocolate my cause a problem.

    • #
      Tessa — January 17, 2014 at 12:55 pm

      I think these would stay good in the mail as long as you didn’t ship during the summer!

  7. #
    Gaby — January 17, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Nutella and peanut butter sounds like the best combination!

  8. #
    Maggie @ Mama Maggie’s Kitchen — January 17, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Nutella anything is amazing! Not sure if I could wait until the rice crispies were ready. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. #
    Lisa Jones — January 19, 2014 at 4:19 am

    These sound great Tessa!

    For books I can definitely recommend some series – Game of Thrones, Wool trilogy by Hugh Howey, and my absolute favourite, Finnikin of the Rock trilogy by Melina Marchetta. Enjoy!

  10. #
    Rebekah — January 30, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Yum. These I’ve got to try.

    And my all time favorite book that I recommend to everyone: Outlander.
    Starz is currently making this into a series – I think it will be on this fall.

  11. #
    Katja — November 29, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    My husband just took his third treat, hรจ couldn’t resist. He also couldn’t stop moaning and yelling that these are incredible and that I please have to make them again!
    I definitly will!
    Yours Katja

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