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Reese's® PB and J Cereal Treats

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Reese's® PB and J Cereal Treats
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 16
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Reese's® PB and J Cereal Treats

Love peanut butter and jelly? Then you're going to luh-uh-ove this incredibly decadent recipe for super-quick and easy PB&J bars. Crunchy Reese's cereal, peanut butter frosting, and jam. AMAZE!!!

Ingredients

1/4
cup butter
1
(10.5 ounce) bag mini marshmallows
7
cups Reese's Puffs® cereal
1
cup peanut butter
4
cups powdered sugar
1
tablespoon milk
1/2
cup strawberry jam

Directions

  • 1 In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the marshmallows and cook, stirring constantly, until melted. Once melted, add the Reese's Puffs Cereal. Remove from heat, stir until cereal is well combined with the marshmallows.
  • 2 Press cereal mixture into a glass pan, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 3 In a stand mixer, combine peanut butter, powdered sugar, and milk.
  • 4 Spread mixture over cereal bars.
  • 5 In a microwave-safe dish, zap the strawberry jam for 20-30 seconds, or until soft and warm. Place dollops of the jam on top of the peanut butter frosting. Allow to sit for a minute, then use a knife to swirl the jam on top of the peanut butter frosting.
  • 6 Allow to set slightly before slicing and serving!!
Reese’s Puffs is a registered trademark of Hershey Chocolate and Confectionery Company used under license.
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Reese's PB & J Cereal Treats

As prepared by Cheeky Kitchen,

Peanut butter and jelly! Take this classic flavor combo, and turn it into crispy no-bake cereal bars topped with creamy frosting, and a swirl of strawberry jam.


Who needs a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch when you can have these Reese's PB&J Cereal Treats for dessert? Absurdly quick and simple to make, bursting with all the mouthwatering goodness of your favorite flavors…isn't it time you ate dessert first?

 

Ingredients for PB&J Treats recipe.

Here's your lineup, peanut butter lovers! Reese's Puffs cereal, butter, marshmallows, all the stuff for peanut butter frosting, and strawberry jelly for the belly.

 

Pat cereal-marshmallow mixture into pan.

Start this recipe off the way you would any cereal-crispy bar recipe. Melt butter, toss in marshmallows, Reese’s Puffs gets mixed in. Then spread the cereal into a lightly greased baking dish. Hello, happiness.

 

Make peanut butter frosting.

Except it gets better. Because now you're going to prep creamy, dreamy peanut butter frosting to go on top of those crispy, crunchy cereal bars. It's getting hot in here.

 

Spread peanut butter frosting over cereal bars.

Spread the frosting on top of the cereal. Then prepare to take it to a whole new level…

 

Add jelly to top of peanut butter frosting.

Zap your favorite strawberry jelly in the microwave, then plop little jelly dollops all over the top of the frosting. Let the warm jelly sit for a moment -- it'll melt the frosting just a bit and make it easy to swirl the topping all gorgeous-like.

 

Swirl jelly with tip of a knife.

Swirl the jelly with a knife. To get a really purty swirl, use the tip of your knife to spread the jelly left to right, then top to bottom.

 

Let jelly and peanut butter frosting set up.

Now the hard part….waiting for the frosting to set up. Tick tock, tick tock…give your dessert bars a minute to firm up. Feel free to stick your treats in the refrigerator to help them set up more quickly. Because, ya know, the sooner, the better.

 

Cut bars in squares.

Ding ding! Time to slice into your treats! Grab a knife and cut it into squares. Big squares, little squares, you pick the size! Just know you're gonna wanna eat the whole pan…

 

Swirl jelly on top of peanut butter frosting.

Which is why we recommend making this recipe with a few paper plates on hand. Transfer your cut squares to the paper plates, then run them quick to the neighbors! Share! Share! Lest you be standing over your kitchen countertop, devouring every bite of these delicious treats…

Of course, sometimes sharing is sooo overrated. Enjoy!



Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!
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