Krispie Peanut Butter Cookies


Krispie Peanut Butter Cookies | jollycrumbs.com

Each month I have made a dessert featuring peanut butter. I’ve posted about Easy Peanut Butter Fudge, No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies, and 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies. Far be it for me to stand in the way of you all receiving another peanut butter dessert. This recipe is yet another peanut butter cookie. However, it is far different from the normal cookie. It contains a wonderful ingredient which adds intrigue. If you are looking for a delicious peanut butter cookie with a little hidden pizzazz, you have come to the right place.   

Hidden within these soft, chewy peanut butter cookies lies rice krispie cereal. It may sound strange, but trust me it’s not. The cereal adds some much needed texture to these cookies. Some of the cereal remains crunchy and some softens into a nice chewy texture. Not to mention the cookie itself is lightly sweet with just the right amount peanut butter flavor. These cookies definitely have a nice surprise going for them. Not to mention they stay soft for days and are absolutely addictive. I highly recommend this cookie if you want to branch out or if you are just plain tired from the normal peanut butter cookie.

Krispie Peanut Butter Cookies | jollycrumbs.com

The first step is to cream the margarine, Truvia, and brown sugar together until creamy and well mixed. Beat in the peanut butter, liquid egg whites, and vanilla until creamy.

Krispie Peanut Butter Cookies | jollycrumbs.com

In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet until combined. Then stir in the rice krispies cereal until the cereal is coated.

Krispie Peanut Butter Cookies | jollycrumbs.com

Cover and chill the dough for 1 hour. Chilling the dough makes the cookies spread out less during the baking. It also makes the dough easier to handle. Once the dough is chilled, drop the dough by spoonful onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until the bottoms start to brown slightly. Let cool for several minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Krispie Peanut Butter Cookies | jollycrumbs.com

These cookies are a mix of several things I love. First, this is a delicious peanut butter cookie. It isn’t overwhelmingly peanut buttery, which is a great thing. Then you have the softness and chewiness of the cookie. Finally there is the texture of the cookie. The rice krispies in the cookie create a wonderful texture. You have some crunchy pieces and some chewy pieces. This really is a stellar peanut butter cookie. It has the classic flavors of a peanut butter cookie but a fun new twist in the texture. It’s quite hard to stop munching on these delicious cookies!


Krispie Peanut Butter Cookies
Total calories: 2,090
Servings: About 2 dozen cookies

 Ingredients:

  • ½ cup light margarine, softened (regular margarine or butter is fine)
  • ¼ cup Truvia Baking Blend sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp liquid egg whites
  • 1 ¼ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cup Rice Krispie cereal

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper, silicone baking mats, or lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cream the margarine, Truvia, and brown sugar together until creamy and well mixed. Beat in the peanut butter, liquid egg whites, and vanilla until creamy.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking soda. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet until combined. Then stir in the rice krispies cereal until the cereal is coated.
  4. Cover and chill the dough for 1 hour.
  5. Drop the dough by spoonful onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until the bottoms start to brown slightly. Let cool for several minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Helpful tips:
If you don’t want to chill the dough, you will end up with a flatter cookie. I prefer to chill this dough so it is less sticky and easier to work with.

Ingredient substitutions:
½ cup granulated sugar for ¼ cup Truvia Baking Blend
1 egg for 3 tbsp liquid egg whites

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