Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

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Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are made with creamy peanut butter, honey and Rice Krispies, then topped with a layer of delicious dark chocolate. It is a decadent treat that is super easy to make!

Easy to make, no bake treats like coconut pecan cookies or chocolate chip granola bars are perfect for lunch boxes or after school snacks. So you will want to keep this peanut butter rice krispie treats recipe on hand to satisfy those hungry tummies in your house!

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Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

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The taste of melted chocolate and creamy peanut butter, combined with the crunch of crispy rice cereal, makes this the best rice krispie treats recipe!

How To Make Rice Krispie Treats With Peanut Butter

These chocolate covered rice krispie treats are so delicious and chewy you would swear they had to be made with marshmallows and butter! But this marshmallow and dairy free treat is a delicious surprise that everyone will devour!

  1. Measure rice krispies in a large bowl. Prepare an 8×8” pan with parchment paper.
  2. Heat remaining ingredients until melted.
  3. Combine peanut butter mixture with rice krispies. Press into pan.
  4. Melt chocolate and pour over base. Chill.

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Rice Krispie Treats Variations

  • For this recipe I used traditional rice krispies, but you can also use frosted, cocoa, or strawberry rice krispies.
  • Smooth peanut butter is my go-to, but you can use crunchy, almond, sunflower or coconut peanut butters in this recipe too.
  • Honey is used in place of butter for this recipe but you can always default back to butter if you prefer.
  • You can always use semi sweet baking squares in place of chocolate chips.

Peanut butter rice krispie treats cut into squares on a marble board with chocolate chips

How To Store Rice Krispie Treats

Cut treats into squares once cool and firm. Stack squares between wax or parchment paper to prevent them from sticking together.

Store in an airtight container or even a zippered bag at room temperature. They will last for at least a week.

Long term storage? I don’t think this will be an issue because they are usually gone in a flash! But you can freeze them if you like, they will still be delicious!

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5 from 3 votes
Servings: 12 bars
Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
 
Author: Shannon Johanson
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter rice krispie treats

The taste of melted chocolate and creamy peanut butter combined with the crunch of crispy rice cereal makes these Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats so perfectly decadent!

Ingredients
Base Layer
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter or peanut butter of choice
  • cup organic honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon coocnut extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
Chocolate Topping
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • cups chocolate chips
Instructions
Base Layer
  1. In a large bowl pour in Rice Krispies and set aside. 

  2. In a smaller bowl melt peanut butter and honey in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add in vanilla, coconut and sea salt and stir.

  3. Pour peanut butter mixture over Rice Krispies and stir to combine.   

  4. Pour into a 8x8 baking pan lined with parchment paper and flatten out until surface is even.

Chocolate Topping
  1. In a small microwave safe bowl melt together chocolate chips and 1 Tablespoon peanut butter.

  2. Pour over the prepared base and allow to chill in the refrigerator or freezer for 10 minutes. 

  3. Cut and Enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Calories: 272, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 181mg, Potassium: 127mg, Carbohydrates: 33g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 24g, Protein: 6g, Vitamin A: 516%, Vitamin C: 5%, Calcium: 33%, Iron: 3%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Shannon Johanson

Shannon is an Arizona transplant who traded the rain for a life in the sun. Her daughter is like having 5 kids in one so her "me" time is found outside running or in the kitchen cooking and creating recipes families will love. Shannon graduated with a Degree in Biology and went on to get her post-baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene. She feels the way to make people smile and come together is through good food, so she tries to create meals that will not only be easy to make, but delicious to eat. Shannon's philosophy is, when all else fails, have a dream. So that is what she tries to do; dream, create, and bring her recipes to life from her kitchen to yours. Visit Shannon at The Food Cafe to learn more.

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