Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treat Pralines

These Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treat Pralines are full of crispy, chewy goodness. If you like peanut butter, you’ll love these tasty krispy treats!peanut-butter-rice-krispy-pralines-3

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!

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Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treat Pralines

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: About 8 krispy treats 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American


These Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treat Pralines are full of crispy, chewy goodness. If you like peanut butter, you’ll love these tasty krispy treats!



  • 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


  1. Lay out a large sheet of waxed paper and spray with cooking spray. Make sure to do this before starting to cook the pralines.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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70 Responses
  1. Chiquita

    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?

  2. Pamela Franklin

    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.

  3. Debbie

    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!

  4. Francesca

    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.

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  6. Denise

    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.

  7. Carissa Ann

    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?

  8. denise

    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.

  9. Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)

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

  10. Nicki Woo

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

  11. sissy

    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!

  12. Larke

    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! :)

  13. Rachel

    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! :)

  14. Bobbie H

    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.

  15. Sara

    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!

  16. Leslie Hudson

    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!

  17. masini second

    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.

  18. JoanieMc

    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.

  19. Erin @ Brownie Bites

    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!!

  20. theurbanbaker

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

  21. Brooke @ Food Woolf

    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

  22. junkstuff4me

    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!

  23. Diane

    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.

  24. Steffi

    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.

    1. Amanda

      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. :)

  25. Marlys

    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! :-).

    1. Amanda

      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!

  26. Jennifer

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

    I am going to try this!

  27. ron

    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):)

  28. ~Kim

    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!

  29. Leslie Mac

    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?

  30. Annelie

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


    Hugs: :)

  31. Norma Brake

    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.

  32. The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

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

  33. Pipa

    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!

  34. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    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 :)

    1. Amanda

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

    2. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

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

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