I’m going to go ahead and let you know that after this post, all you’re going to want in life is a rice crispy treat. If there’s bacon in it, that’s going to be an added bonus. But rice crispies are going to be on your brain and I’m not even sorry.
The past few weeks have been the most insufferably hot weeks ever. It’s like I forgot that I grew up in a desert-like region where 100F+ is normal during the summer. 100F in Costa Mesa is hell (without AC). As a result, I refused to turn on the oven.
Frying bacon on the other hand, no heat could stop that.
When I was trying to think of what to make for dessert for a potluck, I could only think of making something that did not involve turning on the oven. So of course I had a brilliant idea, and I made it a reality
Peanut Butter Bacon Rice Crispies
3 slices of thick cut bacon
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter (I used Peanut Butter & Company Crunch Time)
4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups puffed rice cereal
In a large pot, fry bacon. Once cripsy, remove from pan and pour off the majority of the grease (it’s ok if some stays on there). Allow bacon to cool completely, then chop. Add peanut butter and marshmallows to pot and melt on low heat. Once melted together, add rice cereal and bacon. Stir to combine. Press into a 9×13 baking dish lined with parchment paper. Allow to cool completely, slice and serve!
These were tasty. Next time, I’ll drizzle some chocolate on them, because I’m intense like that. Also because peanut butter, bacon and chocolate are an awesome combination. Did you forget about the Chocolate Pudding with Peanut Butter Mousse and Maple Candied Bacon? In case you did, here’s a reminder…
Peanut Butter and Bacon is absolutely a thing. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should. And seriously, this couldn’t be an easier way to do so. No baking, just a bit of stirring, pressing and slicing.
Get on it.
What’s your favorite sweet bacon combo??