Have you ever been struck with a craving? Wait, that was a dumb question. Despite what our middle school teachers told us, there is such a thing. Well, have you ever been struck by multiple cravings and not known how to get a little of each at once? That is the [first world] problem I solved with these bars one fine Friday after work. I wanted salty and sweet and caramel-y, and chocolatey, and the desire for homemade rice crispy treats had been nagging me all.week.long. These craving bars are layers of classic rice crispy treats, pretzels, caramel, and peanut butter rice crispy treats, dipped in dark chocolate, then sprinkled with sea salt. There’s a lot going on here but don’t be afraid! The combination is just perfect and the flavor is LIT. If I could add a flame emoji here I would.
These are also easy to make and, although there are a few more steps than many of my recipes (nine to be exact), it’s not a complicated process at all. I estimate under thirty minutes to for the whole deal from start to finish. And the reward is so worth it! If you can make regular rice crispy treats then you can most-assuredly make these. And even if you can’t, just try them out. I accidentally started eating these before photographing my initial attempt, resulting in another round–which came out just as delicious the first one. I think that’s what professionals refer to as recipe testing? So just for y’all, I made another batch. You’re welcome. 🙂 Think of these as grown-up rice crispy treats. Kids would probably love them, too but a our mature palates will truly appreciate all the complementary flavors going one here.
I hope you’ll try and enjoy these craving bars (and tell me what you think). Thanks for reading!