Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Rocky Road Crunch

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Peanut butter rocky road crunch

Peanut butter rocky road crunch

Time for some nice desserts with friends. It’s quite a while since I last made something very sweet. As the weather has been, and still is, freezing cold, it’s nice to do some baking to forget about the miserable weather outside and also to warm up my kitchen. It looks like my kitchen is gradually turning into my study room too as my iPad, books, etc etc are slowly creeping in there as it’s the warmest place in the house. Very tempted to drag the televison in too….*big grin*.

I have been thinking of some crunchy food lately to snack on and also to share with friends. Food and friends are a great match. Food builds friendship and friends make food taste much better, especially when enjoyed together. I know, I have always been sharing about healthy eating and healthy lifestyle but once in a while, it’s acceptable to break some health rules and just enjoy. Our bodies can handle that if it is healthy. Remember, I still love MacDonalds…..*big smiles*. But really, it’s more for the place than the food. I like the relaxing, friendly atmosphere while having a coffee and some chips. It’s good for the soul….*big smiles*.

I have a box of rice krispies which I thought would be perfect for making some crunchy snacks. Rocky road…..yay! I love rocky road. I made once before. You can check that out at Coconut Rocky Road Slice. That was a nice one with coconut flavour.

Rocky road is actually very easy to make….no baking and nothing much to clean up. Isn’t that wonderful? I love simple, easy and quick recipes!¬†Right, here’s my Peanut Butter Rocky Road Crunch recipe:

Ingredients A
250g butter
300g dark chocolate
1C smooth peanut butter
4T golden syrup (2T if you want it less sweet)

Chocolate and peanut butter mixture

Chocolate and peanut butter mixture

Put all Ingredients A into a fairly big pot or frying pan. Melt under low heat, stirring constantly. Turn off the heat.

Ingredients B
1 packet (180g) small marshmallows
300g ginger biscuits (roughly chopped)
3C rice krispies

Chopped ginger biscuits

Chopped ginger biscuits

Add dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture

Add dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture

Pour all of Ingredients B into the melted chocolate mixture. Mix well.

Press mixture into tin

Press mixture into tin

Pour the whole lot of the mixture into a paper lined tin. Use the back of a spoon or spatula to press it down and level it out. Oh no, it looks like some rough country road surface. I don’t like to see those marshmallows sticking out through the surface and also all those rice krispies……hmmm. Need to run a roller over it….haha. But well, I just thought maybe covering it with some melted white chocolate will improve the look. So, here it goes, melting the white chocolate with some butter.

Ingredients C (topping)
200g white chocolate
60g butter

White chocolate topping

White chocolate topping

Put Ingredients C into a small pan. Melt under low heat, stirring constantly.

Spread white chocolate topping onto the rocky road

Spread white chocolate topping onto the rocky road

Drizzle over the rocky road. Smooth it out. This is just a very thin layer to hide the rough surface. If you like a thicker layer, just double the amount of the topping. Mine doesn’t look enough. You can still see the marshmallows…..hmmm. But at least it looks better now.

Let it chill in the fridge for at least 2 hrs. I just left it in my garage as it’s much colder than my fridge.

Peanut butter rocky road crunch

Peanut butter rocky road crunch

Cut and enjoy. It’s really good with a cup of coffee or tea. I love the crunch from the rice krispies.

You can leave out the marshmallows if you don’t fancy the soft texture of the marshmallow. Just add another 1-2 cups of the rice krispies to replace it. If you don’t like it too sweet, you can cut down on the golden syrup, maybe to 2T or even none. You can even add nuts or seeds to it if you like. And instead of ginger biscuits, you can use digestive biscuits or shortbread.

This is a great party food dessert which you can make a few days in advance.

Have fun cooking and baking! Til then, see you in my next post!

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Jeannie  on January 29th, 2013

sounds like a real sugar treat to enjoy over a cuppa…looks great1

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes  on January 29th, 2013

Hi Mary. I like these Rocky Road crunch, nice to snack on and not much washing up! Good with a cup of hot, hot tea!

Ann@Anncoo Journal  on January 29th, 2013

Mary, I’ve never tried these sweet treat before but definitely looks very crunchy. Wish I can grab a piece thru the screen :)

Sophie  on January 29th, 2013

These squares look lipsmacking tasty! Yummy Yum!
Waw, even! x

Mary  on January 29th, 2013

@Jeannie - Oh yes….instant sugar rush….haha. But very satisfying :D

@Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes - Oh yes, good when watching tv or chatting with friends :D

@Ann@Anncoo Journal - These can be addictive so don’t over indulge :P Come, and I’ll make for you!

@Sophie - Thanks very much, Sophie! :D

Belinda @zomppa  on January 29th, 2013

I am craving this now!!!

suituapui  on January 29th, 2013

Looks good. Would be nice to make this and serve during Chinese New Year, something different for a change…but missus is hogging the kitchen doing what she does best. :(

Ilan  on January 29th, 2013

Wow those bars look so amazing! Yummy!

somewhere in singapore  on January 29th, 2013

Can courier a piece over to Singapore? hehe…

Juliana  on January 29th, 2013

This sound and look so good…like the idea of cookies in it…all kind of texture in one bite…yum!
Have a wonderful week Mary!

Mich Piece of Cake  on January 29th, 2013

Oh wow what a tempting dessert! I am sure my kids would love to have a few pieces each.

teresa  on January 29th, 2013

oh these look wonderful! what a treat!

noobcook  on January 29th, 2013

the mashmallows provides a nice texture contrast to the other cruncy ingredients, yum yum.

maha  on January 29th, 2013

Looks delicious n awesome.

Priya  on January 30th, 2013

Seriously am craving for some,love to munch it rite now.

Blackswan  on January 30th, 2013

Woohoo! Rocky Road Crunch reminds me of an ice-cream I used to eat but I can’t recall the brand. It’ll certainly taste great with a scoop of ice-cream :)

rebecca  on January 31st, 2013

looks tasty and indulgent

Katerina  on January 31st, 2013

Indeed food brings people together! These bars look totally indulging!

Nami | Just One Cookbook  on February 2nd, 2013

PB and rice krispie… both are my kids favorite! :D

Mistletoe  on February 3rd, 2013

Mmm…even though I’m allergic to peanuts, this does look really tasty. I’d be tempted to leave out the peanut butter and substitute with some Baileys instead. Teehee. As easy as Rice Krispie squares are to make, I’ve never actually tried making them before. Believe it or not, my children are no big fans of Rice Krispie squares. I know, they’re strange. Haha. I love your addition of the white chocolate on top. Brings this recipe to a new level. Thanks again for sharing. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend.

mycookinghut  on February 3rd, 2013

This is really interesting, best combo on earth!

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