July 7, 2011

Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treat Pralines


I am a huge fan of traditional southern pralines. They’re soft, buttery, gooey, chewy, and completely loaded with sugar. And they could not be easier to make — you can whip these up in less than 15 minutes. Definitely right up my alley! I was so excited when we learned to make pralines a few weeks ago at the New Orleans School of Cooking, and I couldn’t wait to get home and try some of the variations tossed around in the class with a room full of foodies.


I knew the first one I had to attempt. Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treat Pralines.


Definitely give these a try at home so you can taste one when they’re warm and fresh — that’s when pralines really shine.


These are so quick and easy to make, it’s dangerous. Try one this weekend!

Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Pralines

1 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup milk
6 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies

Lay out a large sheet of waxed paper and spray with cooking spray. Make sure to do this before starting to cook the pralines.

Combine the sugars, milk, butter and vanilla extract in a large pot, at least 4 quarts, over medium-high heat. When it comes to a boil, stir constantly for 3 minutes while the mixture is bubbling. In the last 20 seconds, stir in peanut butter.

Remove from heat and stir constantly until the mixture thickens and becomes creamy and cloudy. Stir in Rice Krispies, then spoon out onto the greased waxed paper.

*For traditional pralines, omit the peanut butter and rice krispies and add 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans to the pot with all the ingredients at the beginning of the recipe.

Follow @kevinandamanda on Instagram and show us what you are making in your kitchen! Use the hashtag #kevinandamanda to show us what you've made from our blog :)



Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 7, 2011 at 4:10 am

Ok, rice krispy treats AND peanut butter are two of my most fave things ever!

I make all kinds of no-bake bars that start out with peanut butter, karo syrup, brown sugar on the stovetop and then poured over cereal. And I love making RKTreats.

Question…at what point does one add the rice krispies in your recipe?

“Remove from heat and stir constantly until the mixture thickens and becomes creamy and cloudy. Spoon out onto the greased waxed paper.”

I am assuming after you take the liquidey/PB mixture off the heat, you then add the rice krispies? Sorry if I am missing something. I actually may make these which is why i wanna know :)


Amanda July 7, 2011 at 10:42 am

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I forgot about the peanut butter and rice krispies! I updated the recipe, sorry about that! :)

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 8, 2011 at 2:16 am

thanks for clarifying….I thought I was just really being dense about it :) hah!

Southern Gal July 7, 2011 at 5:28 am

OK. I gained five pounds just looking at these. Wow.


Jessica @ How Sweet July 7, 2011 at 5:34 am

Must make immediately.


Pipa July 7, 2011 at 5:53 am

Dear Amanda,

Just a quick question, when does one add the PB and the Rice Krispies??? This recipe is going to be tested veryyyy soon and for the sake of my hips, I hope it’s not as nice as I think it is going to be… But I some how doubt that!!!
Love your blog!


The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh July 7, 2011 at 6:16 am

Wondering the same about the PB and Krispies though I plan to try both at some point. You know, for research! ;-)


Lisa July 7, 2011 at 6:58 am

Wondering when you add the rice krispies, I’m guessing after you remove from heat.


Norma Brake July 7, 2011 at 7:03 am

Yes, I was wondering the same thing about the PB and rice krispies. As a very experienced baker/cook, I’ll assume that they go in when you take off the heat and then you beat the mixture.


Annelie July 7, 2011 at 7:03 am

Just one question,
do you have comments on this blog?


Hugs: :)


Kay July 7, 2011 at 7:36 am

I have never heard of peanut butter rice krispy’s but they sure do look yummy!!


Gayellen July 7, 2011 at 7:51 am

These look yummy, but I didn’t see when to add the pb and rc…?? Thx!


Patty Curtin July 7, 2011 at 7:55 am

when do u add the peanut butter and cereal??


Leslie Mac July 7, 2011 at 7:57 am

Was just about to write that the cereal & PB are omitted from the recipe above? Do you add them at the same time as everything else or after the mixture gets cloudy and creamy?


Debi Kelley July 7, 2011 at 8:04 am

OMG!!! Can’t wait to try these puppies…..YUM!


~Kim July 7, 2011 at 8:18 am

I make my rice crispy bars almost the same way….but with peanut butter and white corn syrup. Then I top them with melted chocolate chips! YUMMY!!!

**When do you add the pb and cereal to this?**

Thanks for sharing!


Urban Wife July 7, 2011 at 8:34 am

These look rich & decadent! Yum.


ron July 7, 2011 at 8:37 am

Did you slip into a diabetic coma while writing this recipe?It’s fairly obvious but when do you add the pb and rc?(Man I hope you can take a joke):)


Amanda July 7, 2011 at 8:39 am

Oh my goodness! These look to die for!


Alberta July 7, 2011 at 9:18 am

Simply decadent!


Jennifer July 7, 2011 at 10:31 am

My grandma makes something like this, but she uses Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes. Everyone loves them!

I am going to try this!


Heather July 7, 2011 at 11:04 am



Marlys July 7, 2011 at 11:06 am

YUM! Do you think they would work if you leave out the peanut butter… I have a husband that is sensitive to peanuts and a friend that is deathly allergic to peanuts and I would like to make them for a church get together….I think I will try and see what happens. I love anything peanut buttery…. but wouldn’t be good for my hips! :-).


Amanda July 7, 2011 at 11:09 am

Yes, absolutely! See the note at the bottom for traditional pralines, if he can have other nuts (like pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc), or you can also substitute the peanut butter for chocolate :) Just add 1/2 cup chocolate chips to the pot with all the ingredients at the beginning of the recipe. Or you can leave the PB out all together! :) Have fun!

marla July 7, 2011 at 11:36 am

Of course you had to take matters into your own hands…these look awesome!


Amy July 7, 2011 at 11:52 am

How do you put them on the wax paper? Spread them or make them in balls? Did not understand! Thanks


Amanda July 7, 2011 at 11:53 am

I used a large wooden spoon and just let them drop from the spoon onto the wax paper. Towards the end you might have to use a second spoon to help scrap off the pralines. :)

Steffi July 7, 2011 at 12:28 pm

So glad you have the original recipe at the bottom! Amir swells into one giant, red, hive just by looking at a peanut. But he can have tree nuts provided we shell them (and preferably pick them) ourselves.


Diane July 7, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Oh thank you so much for this recipe! Those that are on a GF (Gluten Free) diet should be able to make these with the new GF Rice Crispies! I will be watching my little 4 year old granddaughter who has celiac (gluten intolerance) next week for a few days, and will make these with her. Thank you. Thank you.


Steph July 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Oh my goodness! These look divine! Love the twist with rice krispies and peanut butter.


junkstuff4me July 7, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Ooooh! Now I know what I’m gonna do with a jar of chunky peanut butter I got by mistake and no one at my place likes to make sandwiches with it! ..someone obviously got the crunchy by mistake and returned it to the wrong display and dummy me didn’t look close enough! And another opportunity to clear out an item from the pantry…picked up store brand Rice Krispies cereal was a no no too!
I like generic but my guys don’t so with this they will never know!


Brooke @ Food Woolf July 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm

You had me at peanut butter. For the sake of my waist line, I think I CAN’T make these delicious looking pralines! Great recipe, tho! I might have to take my chances with it and give most of them away. xoxo


Gini Walker July 7, 2011 at 3:06 pm

I am making these ASAP!!! They look delish!!


theurbanbaker July 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm

those would be dangerous in my house. i may eat them all before the kids ever get a taste! fun recipe, Amanda!


Jane July 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Holy…those look DIVINE. There goes my diet!


Georgia Pellegrini July 7, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Oh goodness, I envision these to be like addictive crisp, sweet crackers.


CAROL STEBNER July 7, 2011 at 6:45 pm

OMGosh, Amanda, you’re killin’ me here!


Erin @ Brownie Bites July 7, 2011 at 7:15 pm

These look like absolute heaven on a plate. You had me at peanut butter, but rice krispy and praline? OH my dear sweet lord help me. Help my thighs.

PS – your photography is amazing!!


JoanieMc July 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Oh, I make pralines quite often, but this is really a great variation. Can’t wait to make a batch. Thanks so much for all your posting, I miss New Orleans, (home) and you have just touched on so many places and things and I have really enjoyed reading every posting. Thanks, take care and God Bless.


Amanda July 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Oh my Word. You are genius.


Paula July 8, 2011 at 5:34 am

These sound wonderful! I am sure to try them very soon.


masini second July 8, 2011 at 10:29 am

Oh my God this looks so good and i`m sure that it is delicious too. I think it is not a very difficult recipe so i will give it a try, thanks a lot for sharing.


Leslie Hudson July 8, 2011 at 10:31 am

Oven give-aways are AWESOME! I would love to start baking my own breads…and my husband and I are are hosting our very first Thanksgiving dinner this year. A double oven would be amazing!


Sara July 8, 2011 at 11:55 am

These were fantastic and gone in no time! The kids enjoyed helping, and the mixture cooled quickly enough where I didn’t worry about them getting burned. Perfect combo for our family! Thank you for sharing!


Meaghan July 8, 2011 at 12:42 pm

These look amazing! I have to know – where did you get that cute plate with the ribbon?


Amanda July 8, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Thanks Meaghan! My mom got the plate for me at a local store in our hometown. :)

Pam July 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Zucchini bread! We love it and this time of year everyone has
zucchini to give away.


June Bowman July 8, 2011 at 2:03 pm

I would love to try the roasted vegetables… I just love them and my oven doesn’t do them justice.


Bobbie H July 8, 2011 at 9:21 pm

thanks for the great recipe, i had to try them right away! Mine however did not come out just right. mine were too soft and the rice crispies were too chewy, im sure i did something wrong. wont keep me from trying again though LOL.


Rachel July 9, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Wow, these look and sound so good; and relatively easy to make. With my new baby, that is a plus for me! I’ve got to try them! :)


Lori @ RecipeGirl July 10, 2011 at 11:32 am

I sooooooooo want to make these. Delish!


Debbie July 10, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I would either make lasagna or yummy oven broiled garlic butter rib steaks. Yummmm!!


Larke July 10, 2011 at 8:03 pm

I’m a Louisiana girl and love me some pralines! Since I love peanut butter and rice krispies too, I will definitely try this recipe!!!! Thanks for sharing! :)


sissy July 10, 2011 at 8:46 pm

We had this very thing when I was in elementary school in south Louisiana. It was everybody’s favorite treat.

Thanks for a great memory.

PS: I also had the traditional one made with Karo syrup and cut into bars.
Easy and oh, so, yummy!


Karla July 11, 2011 at 9:03 am

I would use both ovens… I would bake a cake and also make a lasagna. Yummy!!!


Nicki Woo July 11, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Those look yummy. I’m so entranced by the traditional pecan prailine, that I never even imagined. . . .shame on me.


Jessica July 11, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Cant wait to try these…..I have all the ingredients too! yay :)


Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) July 12, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Mmm, not sure how I missed these last week, they look great Amanda! Also, just watched your camera backpack video – love it!


Joy August 23, 2011 at 6:59 am

The Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Pralines look great but approximately how many does this recipe make?


jenjenk August 30, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Love!!! I’ve got to give this a try!!!


denise September 7, 2011 at 7:31 pm

If u dnt have wax paper u can use non stck cookie sheets sprayed with bakers joy! Also i used cocoa krispies instead, ive also used golden grahams, very very good.


Carissa Ann September 11, 2011 at 5:41 am

Hi, just discovered your site and love the sound of these candies but I’ve never made anything like them and maybe I’ve just missed it but the recipe doesn’t say how long you cook them for or at what temp. Any help?


Vanilla Lemonade September 18, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Wow- those are pure guilt, I cannot wait to try them…..


Denise October 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Whoa, this looks fantastic! I’m always looking for new dishes to prepare for guests. I can’t wait for the pure guild associated with eating this.


human waste disposal bags July 4, 2012 at 10:47 pm

I love your insightful writing. topnotch information. I hope you release more. I will carry on watching


Francesca July 15, 2012 at 9:00 am

Thank you for this great recipe – I am sure they were a hit!! I just tried to make some however but I mine did not quite turn out as well. A lot of the krispies ‘dissolved’ – did I over heat it or something? I’m sure I have made a mistake somewhere, it is not your recipe :) Thank you for your help.


Debbie August 17, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Just made these tonight for my fiance to take on his family’s vacation. I was very nervous, because the consistency was so thin when I was dropping it onto the sheet pan. I ended up adding a lot more Rice Krispies to try to fix it. The flavor is fantastic but the texture is a little gritty. Worth trying again, though!


Pamela Franklin August 25, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I made these and LOVED them! I am a praline fan and once gained 30 lbs making them for Christmas presents one year. I have not allowed myself to make them since. Adding peanut butter and Krispies surely makes them less dangerous. I did add more Krispies (to preserve the waistline somewhat). I also added the vanilla off the heat because it has a reputation to cause bitterness when added while on the heat. The whole time making this, I was wishing I had some pretzels to add for the sweet salty effect. Instead I cracked some pink salt over the completed mix, before scooping. Anyway, thanks for the great recipe! As all really good recipes do, this is inspiring me to try it in still more ways.


Chiquita November 20, 2013 at 9:28 am

my mixture never did thicken, so I added more cereal (WRONG) it still had a very running texture. Also the cereal was very stale. What did i do wrong?


Leave a Comment