I'm not exactly back to baking but I did whip up a tasty treat on the stove top. When I saw this recipe, I wondered, can you really improve on rice crispy treats? I was a little skeptical but was still game to give these bars a try since I had a rather large jar of malt powder left over from the lackluster cake I made. Despite my initial hesitancy, I really liked this iteration on the classic treat and my taste testers (Eric and my mom) gave them a thumbs up as well.
The recipe for these bars is from The Kitchn. I used natural peanut butter and unsalted, roasted peanuts but if I were to make these again, I would either double the amount of salt called for or use salted peanuts. If you use processed peanut butter, I doubt these adjustments would be necessary as I suspect it would probably have a higher salt content. Also, I used approximately 1/2 cup of peanuts instead of the 1/4 cup called for.