I really am trying to get my last day in New York City done and posted. It's getting there, but in the meantime, look at these---
I was inspired by my recent "creation" (Rice Krispy Treats are hardly a creation--they are TOO easy), but after making double-decker ones, I knew I wanted to try for more and went for a triple! Score! They are, to me, very good. I like the tri-color look, but these could easily be made with just the chocolate and peanut butter layer for a yummy treat. These would even be fun as a July 4th treat by just coloring each layer white, blue and red with food coloring (you could also play with flavor extracts). Hmm, the possibilities are endless. But I do love the chocolate/peanut butter combo!
All I did was follow the package directions (although some seem to vary slightly if you look on the marshmallow bag versus the cereal box). For the chocolate layer I actually used Cocoa Krispies. For each layer I used a 10.5 oz. bag of marshmallows and 1/4 cup butter. I used about 6 cups of cereal. I sprayed a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. After melting the butter and marshmallows in a large saucepan over med-low heat, I added about 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and stirred them in until melted. Then I added the Rice Krispies cereal and mixed well. I then added another 1/2 cup or so of chocolate chips to the mix and they melted slightly. I spread this in the pan and pressed down as much as I could.
For the peanut butter layer I used regular Rice Krispies and did the same with 10.5 oz. bag of marshmallows and 1/4 cup butter. After that was melted I added 3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter (you can use whichever you prefer). I mixed the peanut butter in with the marshmallows until it melted together, then added the cereal. After mixing that together I mixed in 1 cup of peanut butter chips. These also melted slightly, but you have to work fast with rice krispy treats and get them in the pan before they stick. I put this right on top of the chocolate layer and pressed down well.
The final layer is just the regular rice krispy treats--a 10.5 oz. bag of marshmallows, 1/4 cup butter and 6 cups cereal. I mixed that up and added it as the final layer. I let the treats cool and set up in the pan on a counter for a good hour. I then turned them out on to a cutting board and cut them in to squares. You can cut yours to whatever size you desire. The only thing I'm not sure of is if I should have started with the plain layer, then chocolate and ended with peanut butter on top, just to contrast the colors more. But these are YUM-O! (Thanks for the yum-o word, Rachel Ray!)