Directions 9 steps | 70 Minutes
Grease and line a 9x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Measure and prep all ingredients.
In a large pot over medium-low heat, melt the unsalted butter.
Add the marshmallows and stir until the marshmallows melt.
Remove the pot from heat. Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla extract and salt.
Gently stir in the rice cereal.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking pan. Lightly press the mixture into the pan. Do not overpack.
Drizzle melted chocolate over the rice krispie treats and lightly sprinkle the top with Maldon salt, if desired.
Let the mixture cool completely, about 1 hour.
Cut into squares and serve. Enjoy!
For a peanut crunch, fold in chopped peanuts and use crunchy peanut butter.