So I came up with a "recipe" of my own, a Halloween Rice Krispie treat with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Reese's Pieces. I thought about adding some peanuts, some peanut butter, or some Halloween-colored sprinkles, but decided that I'd stick with the Reese's only. I froze the large peanut butter cups and Reese's pieces, since I didn't want the chocolate to melt too much when I mixed them into the Rice Krispie-Marshmallow mixture.
** Just a thought, but I think these would be good with ANY chocolate Halloween candies...especially Whoppers, Butterfingers, and Twix, to name a few **
Halloween Rice Krispie Treats
(aka Reese's Peanut Butter-y Rice Krispie Treats)
3 Tbsp butter or margarine
40 Large marshmallows (I used 4 cups of mini marshmallows)
6 cups of Rice Krispies
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, frozen (I used the large ones, and I ended up using 6)
Reese's Pieces, frozen (I could only find a small package, so that's what I used....I always believe that more is better when it comes to Reese's Pieces.)
Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan - I used a 9 x 9 inch pan because I wanted really thick Rice Krispie treats. Sometimes I'm a glutton....what can I say? My preference is Pam, but you could also brush it with some melted butter.
Measure out the cereal.
Chop the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups roughly; I cut each one into 9 pieces.
Microwave the butter in a microwavable bowl on high until melted (about 45 seconds).
Add marshmallows and toss to coat.
Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds or until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 45 seconds. I recommend using a nonstick spatula or a spatula sprayed with Pam.
Add the cereal immediately, and start mixing well.
After a few seconds, add the frozen candies. Continue mixing well, until all incorporated. Don't worry if the chocolate melts a little, because it will. OK, maybe it'll melt a lot, but that's still OK.
Press into the greased pan.
Allow to cool completely.