Party Treat: Mini-Sized Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

A couple days ago we told you how much we love little paper soufflé cups for all manner of party tasks and treats. Here's our latest use for them: individual balls of peanut butter rice krispie treats, tucked inside cups and drizzled with chocolate.

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Rice krispie treats are just about the easiest treat you can make, and inspired by this post at 101 Cookbooks we decided to make a whole mess of them for a big event earlier this week, and to make them in individual portions.

We used the official peanut butter rice Krispies treat recipe from Kellogg's:

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

While the mixture was still warm we scooped out tablespoons and molded them quickly into little balls and dropped them into soufflé cups that were lightly sprayed with baking spray. (That probably wasn't necessary; there is plenty of grease in the treats themselves, and none of them stuck to the cups at all.) Then we drizzled with chocolate and presto! Cute little treats.

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Of course, scooping them into individual sizes took quite a bit more time than patting them into pans. But we didn't have to spend the time cutting them up, and they looked awfully cute.

Plus they are just much easier to serve. Our guests grabbed these little cups easily off big platters; it made for much neater serving, with no paper plates necessary. They would also make nice small sweet treats for a lunchbox.

Related: Favorite Party Helper: Soufflé Cups In All Sizes

(Images: Faith Durand)