Saturday, October 29, 2016

Christmas Crack (Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats with Melted Chocolate and Bacon Crumbles)

Like my Bacon Jam, I am asked to make this dish every Christmas. At the end of the evening, all the boys head down to the basement at my in-laws house and play poker, which means they need their desserts brought down with them. This treat is easy to share and can last for a while stored in the fridge, if it isn't all eaten in the first...hour...

Based on: Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats


a single 12 oz. or 16 oz. bag of bacon

Whatever your favorite is; I like center cut bacon. I typically cut it up before I put it in the pan to cook it; it cooks faster and the bacon turns out crispier. You may need to remove fat as you cook the bacon. Put aside the bacon on a plate covered with paper towels to soak up the excess fat and make the bacon a tad bit more crispy.

Line an 8x8 or 9x9 pan with parchment paper (or grease with cooking spray). In a large wide-bottom pot, melt: 

3 tablespoons butter 


One (10 ounce) bag large marshmallows (roughly 40 large marshmallows) 

and melt, stirring constantly. Stir in: 

1 cup creamy peanut butter

Lastly, add: 

6 cups rice crispy cereal

Mix until everything is fully incorporated. Quickly spread into the prepared pan, pressing down to form an even layer (I use a piece of parchment paper to protect my hands). Cool completely.


1 bag of chocolate chips in a double boiler

Whatever your favorite is, although I like it as dark as possible. With the sweetness of the rice crispy treats and saltiness of the bacon, the slight bitterness really ties it all together. Pour the melted chocolate over the Rice Crispy Treats. Sprinkle the bacon on top. Cool completely.

It's not that easy to cut, but it doesn't need to be pretty when it's just for a bunch of boys playing poker :-) I just break it up into chunks for them to pop into their mouths. 

One 12 oz. or 16 oz. bag of bacon, your favorite (I use center cut)
3 tablespoons butter
One (10 ounce) bag large marshmallows (roughly 40 large marshmallows)
1 cup creamy peanut butter
6 cups rice crispy cereal
One regular bag chocolate chips

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