Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Truffles

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Truffles

I’m not much of a trooper.  I don’t really go with the flow well.  I plan pretty much every part of my life and when something goes a little awry, I have a bit of a meltdown.  So when something really crazy happens, like say, losing power for 16 hours, I pretty much freak out and lose all control.  And I should know since that’s what happened this week.

Wednesday Dad took vacation, and he, Mom, and I went up to Verellen Orchards about an hour from our house.  They have some of the best produce in the area, especially apples and peaches.  Peach season had just ended, but they apples are coming into season and were bountiful.  They are awesome as are the sweet onions they had.  Then we ran to the grocery to stock up on fish and a couple other things before heading home and then back out to meet some friends for dinner.  Dinner was fabulous, and I’ll tell you more about it later.  When we got home however, mom noticed the neighborhood was really dark, and upon walking in the house our suspicion was confirmed: no power.

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Truffles

I pretty much immediately lost it.  Like seriously lost it.  It was a steamy day, and so it was already warm in the house.  It was also really dark even with flashlights and flameless candles.  Plus I couldn’t watch my beloved TV and I was already upset at the thought of losing all the food in my refrigerator and freezers.  I was kind of inconsolable.  I’m not at all proud of my behavior, but it was how I felt.

After a run to our local Meijer and a drive through a flooded road (scary!), which is thankfully open 24 hours, we came home with batteries, a battery powered fan, and a battery powered radio.  The fan and radio were very helpful, as the fan was much more powerful than I expected and the radio told us what was going on, as we had no idea.  Apparently our area was the hardest hit with a possible tornado.  There were trees down everywhere, including a large limb off a Bradford pear in our yard.  It is unusual for us to lose power, as our wires are underground, but we are attached to other circuits that are above ground.  I guess I should be thankful we weren’t home at least.

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Truffles

A long sleepless night was followed by an uneasy morning trying to figure out what to do.  Should we go to a hotel?  The movies?  I had to get out of the house with restoration estimates at 11:30 pm.  That was more than 12 hours away.  The power flicked on and back off twice.  Dad came up with the idea of going to the local farmers’ market.  I’d never been to this particular one, so I thought it was a good idea.  It would give us a break, allow us to cool off in the car, and let our phones charge a little.  The market was really cool and it was a beautiful, sunny day.  The best news of all?  When we got home the power was back on.

Unfortunately, our refrigerator and freezer were at 50 and 30 degrees respectively.  I was really surprised our brand new freezer got so hot so fast.  Some of the food was still quite frozen, though some of it was almost completely thawed, but there was no reason to take a chance on making this whole adventure even worse by getting sick.  Needless to say, Dad spent the rest of the day running from grocery store to grocery store while Mom and I cleaned up and then started baking to replace all that had to be thrown away to try to make it better. I’ll need awhile to digest and be at peace with all that happened, though all of the baking is taking my mind off the drama. 

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Truffles

To cheer up the mood in the house, I whipped up some Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Truffles.  I made sticky peanut butter Rice Krispies treats, basically, and rolled them into truffles while the mixture was still warm.  Then I coated them in white chocolate.  These are an awesome treat for a crowd, as they are easy to make, bite size, and portable.  The crunchy Rice Krispies, along with the flavor of peanut butter and the creamy white chocolate coating makes these a great no bake, gluten free treat that’s sure to make all your problems better.

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 Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Truffles

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Truffles

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 21 minutes

Yield: 24 truffles

Ingredients

2 cups Rice Krispies (gluten free if you like)

2 ½ cups mini marshmallows

½ cup creamy peanut butter

1 12 ounce bag white chocolate chips, melted

Instructions

In a large microwave safe bowl, melt marshmallows and peanut butter in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between to promote melting. Microwave until fully melted and stir until fully combined. Add in the Rice Krispies and stir until they are fully coated.

While the mixture is still hot, grab golf ball sized portions and roll them into balls. Place them on a parchment lined tray and repeat until all the mixture has been used.

Once all the truffles have been made, dip each one in the white chocolate and coat as fully as possible. Set back on the tray and allow to cool completely before serving. Truffles may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

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Comments

  1. Having power go out is the worst! It only serves as a reminder that practically everything I do during the day involves power. Sounds like you made the most of it though and I love these Peanut Butter Truffles!

  2. I’m the same as you…planning every minute. Since meeting my husband I’ve mellowed out a little bit (well, maybe VERY little). He bought me a magnet that says “Plan to be spontaneous…tomorrow.” Lol. Yup. I also know what it’s like to lose power. I live in CT and we’ve lost power for days…yes, days. So not fun. I’m glad you and your family are safe and that’s what matters in the end.
    These truffles, btw, amazing idea! Yummy. 🙂

    • Yes, safety is the most important. I can’t imagine being without power for days. I like that plan to be spontaneous tomorrow 🙂

  3. What I hate most about power gone is the lack of water after a while. And I’ve baked my way through a lot of ingredients for various reasons. It’s exhausting but you don’t loose them! These are so gorgeous Laura! And cute too.

    • We thankfully do not lose water, unless the water processing station is also out, which is unusual. That would have been even worse.

  4. aghhhhh that’s the worst! I’m the same way-i need to plan and I freak out if things go awry, and also-losing power sucks.

    Thank goodness of PB Rice Krispie Truffles, they make everything better 😀

  5. These sound so easy to make and they were so good. I will be trying to make these soon.

  6. Power outages are awful. It’s like the world is on hold and or stuck in a time warp… I dunno! LOL but I would have a meltdown too! In fact, just the thought of it is stressing me out… umm I need some of these truffles!

    • The thought stresses me out too! The following night the air kicked on and the lights flickered (like they always do) and I jumped a mile 😉

  7. Glad all is well now… You just have to remember, this too shall pass. I always try to remember that saying when things are not going well.

    Love this truffle….thanks.

  8. Urghhh, power outages are the worst! So sorry to hear that. I would have been the same. These rice krispies truffles are definitely going to make things better!

  9. There is so much that I dislike about power outages! Besides the obvious–no lights, heat or A/C, TV or internet access–the NOT KNOWING when power will return makes me so anxious. I don’t blame you for having a meltdown! Those rice krispie truffles look terrific, I’m sure they were appreciated by everyone in your house! 🙂
    –Fran

  10. Losing power is the worst. Sorry you lost so much food. But these terrific peanut butter Rice Krispie truffles certainly would be a consolation for me! They look wonderful – thanks.

  11. Coating truffles in white chocolate makes them so pretty! They look decadent!

  12. Sounds like something good came out of the power outage 🙂 I hate when that happens too, and I am soo much of a planner so I can definitely relate to this post 🙂

  13. What a great idea! These will be a nice fix to my every lasting sweet tooth 🙂
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  14. I really enjoyed those treats, they were very tasty! I especially liked the way it was dipped in white chocolate. I had a difficult time trying to stop eating them!

  15. I too don’t like being without power even for a little while… it really makes you think how dependent you are on people and things. You obviously took a bad situation and made something good out of it. They treats are delightful! They are so easy to make, and full of great flavor. Looking forward having more soon.

  16. I remember rice krispies treats when I was growing up, but they never tasted this good! The peanut butter gave it a unique flavor, but the white chocolate put it over the top. They looked so good, but tasted even better. Every bite was delicious, that’s why I finished them all!

  17. I can’t wait to make these! Sorry you had the power go out. I live four miles south of Verellen’s, they have great produce!

  18. Aww, I’m a planner too, so I get it! These truffles sound delicious! 🙂

  19. Rice crispy treat, peanut butter and white chocolate is a win win win treat. Thanks.

  20. Those look great! I’m sad I missed those, cause rice crispy treats are good with peanut butter!!

  21. Love the peanut butter rice krispies. Thank you for a great snack.

  22. Wow what a combination…these are great!!!! Go great with a hot cup of joe. Thanks

  23. Jessica Gappy says:

    Seriously, these may be my favorite yet! They were absolutely delicious! What a wonderful combination – great job Laura 🙂

  24. very good snack,really enjoyed it,love the white chocolate.

  25. Ooh, these look delicious and lovely! I could totally serve these with christmas and pretend they’re little snowballs. If only this country had rice krispies.. I really wonder what I could substitute them for. Any ideas?

    • I think most crunchy breakfast cereals would work. Perhaps even some crushed crunchy cookies, like shortbread or even gingerbread. Hope this helps, and thanks for visiting 🙂

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