Peanut Butter and Nutella Rice Krispy Bites


First and foremost, I want to wish my amazing father a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love you and can’t wait to see you and celebrate your big day! :-)

You’ve probably heard me ramble on about how much I love peanut butter.  It’s definitely one of my favorite things!  When I was living in Italy, I didn’t eat peanut butter.  You could find it in certain stores, but it was really expensive, and anyways, I was enjoying Italian peanut butter (i.e. Nutella).  All was well in the world or at least in my little world in Italy, that is, until I got very sick.  I went to the doctor with a very deep chest cough.  It made my whole body ache whenever I coughed.  I was even bedridden for an entire weekend on the island of Capri.  It was awful especially when I was missing out on this paradiso (luckily, my family would come over to visit me later and we would go back to Capri again).  The doctor told me I had laryngitis and gave me a prescription for cough syrup, but after several days, the cough syrup was not helping.  My mom decided to be my wonderful mom and take matters into her own hands… she sent me a care package.  Inside this box I found the following items:

  • Dayquil
  • Nyquil
  • Amoxicillin
  • A green shirt for St. Patty’s Day
  • A 3.5 pound bag of gummies from Wegmans bulk food
  • A huge jar of Jif peanut butter

Not only was I feeling better in a day, but I was also enjoying Nutella and my beloved peanut butter.  It was then that I realized that Nutella and peanut butter do not have to be mutually exclusive!  We can love them both in their own delicious, heavenly ways.  So this recipe for peanut butter and Nutella Rice Krispy bites is based off of my epiphany.  Hope you guys enjoy this recipe!


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles for decorating

Directions:

  1. Mix the peanut butter, Nutella, sugar, and melted butter in a mixing bowl until combined.
  2. In a Ziploc bag, place Rice Krispies and crush with a rolling pin.
  3. Add Rice Krispies to peanut butter mix and stir with wooden spoon until a dough forms.
  4. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  5. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate until smooth, about 1 minute.
  6. Roll dough into 1″ balls, dip into melted chocolate, and place on wax paper.
  7. Immediately top bites with sprinkles while chocolate is still wet.
  8. Allow bites to dry completely before eating.
  9. Can also be stored in Tupperware in the refrigerator.
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32 responses to “Peanut Butter and Nutella Rice Krispy Bites

  1. Such cute little treats, so perfect for Valentine’s day!

  2. Such a great combo! One of my best friends is living in Spain, and she also misses peanut butter the way you described. When I visited her last year I took JIF and bags of peanut butter baking chips… she was ecstatic! :)

  3. Glad your feeling better and were able to make the outstanding treats!! They look so yummy!

  4. Mom Kenyon

    Oh my goodness, these look amazing!! We had such a wonderful time when we were in Italy. In a couple of years we’ll have to plan a family vacation to visit beautiful Italy. Happy Valentine’s Day to you all:)

  5. Nina

    Wow, those look great and what a great idea. You are so creative! I have to try and make some.

  6. Happy Birthday to your dad and I love these little treats.

  7. these looks so yummy:) such gorgeous treats… i love nutella and this will be on my to do list:) thank you for sharing this.

  8. Wow Kara these look incredible!!

  9. Those are so adorable! I love the use of both PB and Nutella! I can just imagine what an amazing combo that would be! Love it! Buzzed ya!

  10. Those sound delicious! What cute treats for Valentines Day.

  11. Love your approach to medicine! Might try this prescription to work on my current cold…

  12. Daddy Kenyon

    Kara:
    Thank you for my loving birthday wish – a dad couldn’t ask for a nicer daughter.
    What a great recipe and remembering the Italy trip brought back such fond memories – we’ll do it again soon.

    daddy

  13. With those pink/ red sprinkles and that cute heart shaped box, these would make the best valentine gift ever!

  14. Liss

    Wow these look amazing! Fabulous pictures and wonderful writeup!

  15. Happy Birthday to your Daddy! What a great care package from your mom to send to Italia!! These look fantastic Kara:)Hope you are having a great week!xx

  16. oh my goodness! I was only in Italy for 3 weeks and I was dying without peanut butter!! I can’t imagine living there without it! What a great mom though :) ps–love Capri!!!

  17. Happy birthday to your dad! :D And these bites look amazing! Mmmmm, nutella!

  18. These are so pretty! Happy Birthday to your Dad! Mom’s are the best with care packages, especially when you’re away from home. What a great surprise!

  19. These are sooo cute and perfect for Valentines Day! Happy birthday to your dad! :)

  20. Ang

    I always want my mama when I’m sick. How sweet to have that special care package with a little extra love on the side. I have never thought to put PB and Nutella together, but boy does it sound delightful. Hope you have a blessed day!

  21. I love these they’re so cute! I live in Spain and can get peanut butter but not peanut butter chips! I saw a recipe for choclate & peanut butter muffins yesterday with peanut butter chips, I didn’t even know they existed, but now I want them!! You get so much cool stuff over there-so jealous!!

    • Thank you!! Hahahahah we do get peanut butter chips over here, but I’ve seen your photos on your blog and Spain looks pretty incredible :-) I’ve been to Madrid, Sevilla, and Costa del Sol. Where do you live?

  22. Great combination of flavors. Sounds heavenly!!

  23. My kids would love those!! Thanks for sharing :)

  24. These sound fab! I love nutella more than just about anything!!!!!

  25. MMM who doesn’t love nutella?? Great recipe! I can not wait to try this out.

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