Rice Krispy Treat Bark

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Today’s post is really good timing.

And no, I don’t mean that this is a fabulous last minute Purim treat if you’re still stuck on what to make for your Mishloach Manot (purim basket). Although it totally is a fabulous purim treat…etc.

The reason this post is very timely is that there was in an interesting discussion on Facebook recently regarding recipe sources and credits and things. And the question came up if there’s a possibility of complete coincidences in recipes.

The answer? Yes. How do I know? Because of this recipe. Before I explain, let me say that recipe attribution is a very important issue, and one I feel very passionate about. But sometimes, two people might just have similar ideas, independently. And the proof is in the bark.

Recently, I mentioned to my friend Carla that I made rice krispy treat bark. She was floored. “So did I!” I had just finished wrapping up my photo shoot, so I asked her for details. Turns out, our ideas weren’t exactly the same, but the idea was similar. Total coincidence. (Or, as I like to think of it, great dessert minds think alike!) Anyway, after you scroll down to look at my version of this fun treat, click here to see what Carla came up with.

Anyway, for a chocolate peanut butter snack that’s as addictive as you’ll ever find, try this. You can thank me later.

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Rice Krispy Treat Bark


for the rice krispy treat layer:

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine

2 cups mini marshmallows

1/3 cup creamy peanut butter

2 1/2 cups rice krispies

to assemble: 

10 ounces chocolate


Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a pot over medium heat, melt the margarine or butter. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted. Add the peanut butter and stir until melted and everything is combined.

Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the rice krispies. Stir well until combined and all of the rice krispies have been coated.

Pour the rice krispies mixture onto the prepared pan and spread into a very thin layer. Set aside to cool completely.

Once the rice krispies are completely hardened, assemble the bark. Break the rice krispie treats up into small pieces. Set aside.

Line a pan (about 9×13 inches, but that isn’t too specific) with parchment paper and set aside.

Melt the chocolate over a double boiler and pour onto the prepared pan. Sprinkle with the rice krispie treat pieces. Set aside until chocolate is hardened.

Once the chocolate has set, break the bark into pieces.


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Thanks for coming by people! Enjoy this completely addictive treat. Come back soon for more fun and delicious recipes! – Miriam PS: don’t forget to enter my giveaway



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