Peanut Butter Potato Chip Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Sarah Grossett | The Gold Lining Girl

Peanut butter potato chip rice krispie treats are sweet, salty, and oh-so-good! The nutty flavor is just perfect paired with salty chips.

Lately I’ve been treating potato chips the way I treat bacon — I’m adding them to desserts and baked goods like crazy!! Especially treats that include peanut butter — it’s just such a special pairing.

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The combo of potato chips and peanut butter in these Peanut Butter Potato Chip Rice Krispie Treats is unmatched!! You’ve just got to try them for yourself, and you’re only about 15 minutes away from experiencing them firsthand. They’re super quick and easy to make!

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I’ve long loved bacon for a salty, crunchy contrast to sweet things, and I’ll throw crumbled, fried bacon into brownies, cookies, sweet rolls, and even scones. Now I’m on a potato chip kick though. I want salty, crunchy potato chips in all my fave desserts lately! It’s a bit less work than frying up bacon, and you get a similar effect. Note: I said similar! Bacon definitely still has its advantages!!

In addition to being on a potato chip bender, I’ve also been on a Rice Krispie Treats bender for the last year or so. I just can’t stop making them. I’ve always liked them a lot — I mean, who doesn’t like Rice Krispie Treats? – but for about the last year, I continue to feel inspired to make variation after variation of Rice Krispie Treats.

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The ideas just keep coming to me. I’ve made Nutella Rice Krispie Treats, Biscoff, Red Velvet, Gingerbread, Pumpkin Spice Latte, and White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan… so far. Believe it or not, among all of those though, I don’t have a recipe for peanut butter Rice Krispie Treats! It was high time.

Given my recent fixation of adding potato chips to desserts (see these Potato Chip White Chocolate Buckeyes!), I had to add potato chip crumbs to this recipe. These Peanut Butter Potato Chip Rice Krispie Treats are everything you love about classic Rice Krispie Treats — sweet, gooey, and crispy, but these are upgraded with smooth, nutty, rich peanut butter, and salty, crunchy potato chips crumbs.

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You’ll love this epic Rice Krispie Treats recipe!

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Peanut Butter Potato Chip Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

    16 Servings


  • 6 tablespoons Butter
  • 16 ounces Miniature Marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 8 ounces Potato Chips, lightly crushed, divided
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 1 cup Salted Peanuts, chopped, divided
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter Chips, melted


  1. Coat a 9-inch square baking pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large pot over medium-low heat, melt the butter.
  3. Add the marshmallows and vanilla, continue cooking and stirring until marshmallows are melted and smooth.
  4. Add peanut butter, stirring until smooth.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Stir in potato chips, reserving 1/3 cup for garnish, Rice Krispies cereal, and 3/4 cup peanuts.
  7. Press mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  8. Drizzle bars with melted peanut butter chips.
  9. Sprinkle with reserved potato chips and peanuts, pressing to adhere to the melted peanut butter chips.
  10. Allow to set. Cut into bars.



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Author: Sarah Grossett
Recipe Yields: 16 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 174
Calories 409

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 256mg
Total Carbohydrate 45g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 22g
Protein 9g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Sarah Grossett

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Sarah has an affinity for shiny golden objects, hence the name of her blog: The Gold Lining Girl. Peanut Butter's the one thing she'd take to a desert island, so it's only right that she's our Peanut Butter Fanatic!

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