Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

A healthy twist on the classic Rice Krispie treat, your entire family will love this chocolate peanut butter version!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffed Rice Treats - The Lemon Bowl

Recently I was craving an ooey, gooey Rice Krispy treat like it was nobody’s business. (What is it about marshmallows melted in sticks of butter anyway?!) Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, I never have marshmallows on hand in the house. I know better.

Fear not, I combined my love of all things chocolate/peanut butter and nipped that naughty Rice Krispy treat craving in the bud. Not only is this version 10 times as delicious but it doesn’t come with a side dish of guilt. Win win!

Since these treats are gluten free, dairy free and can be made peanut free using almond or sun butter, they are ideal for classroom treats or birthday parties. Wrap the treats individually in plastic wrap for a healthy brown bag lunch treat or stash them in the fridge for your next 3pm sweets craving.

For more delicious recipes and advice on gluten free living, be sure to check out the Udi’s Gluten Free Community.

No fork required.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffed Rice Treats - The Lemon Bowl

Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars

5 stars average
A healthy twist on the classic Rice Krispy treat, your entire family will love this chocolate peanut butter version!
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
Servings16

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cups crispy brown rice cereal (not puffed rice)
  • ¾ cup of honey
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Combine honey, peanut butter, cocoa powder and vanilla in a small sauce pot over medium heat and whisk until ingredients are smooth and fully melted; remove from heat.
  • Add brown rice cereal to a large bowl. Pour warm chocolate peanut butter mixture over the crispy rice and stir until cereal is evenly coated.
  • Spread mixture evenly into an 8 x 8 pan and refrigerate for 3 hours before slicing into squares.

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 21.2gProtein: 2.4gFat: 4.5gSaturated Fat: 0.9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.6gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 72mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 13.9g

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32 responses to “Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars”

  1. cheri Avatar
    cheri

    These looks delicious, love the fact that it’s only 5 ingredients and you can pronounce all of them.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      That is my motto!

  2. Linda Johnston Avatar
    Linda Johnston

    This is probably a ridiculous question but I never buy cereal — any examples of a cereal that fits the bill?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Hi Linda – I’m a big fan of Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice Cereal!! Have you tried it?

  3. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. Avatar
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

    I love that you didn’t use marshmallows in these!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you Stephanie!! I never have them!

  4. Marjory @ Dinner-Mom Avatar
    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom

    These would be awesome with sunflower seed butter. (I know you said that, but it is worth repeating!!!)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes most definitely!! Almond butter too!

  5. Wendy | Around My Family Table Avatar
    Wendy | Around My Family Table

    Oh yum- this is perfect! I would prefer honey over marshmallow anyway, and these look so gooey and delicious.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You know, I do too. ;) Thanks Wendy!

  6. Joanne Avatar
    Joanne

    I MUCH prefer these to regular rice krispie treats anyway. PB+chocolate FTW!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      PB + Chocolate FTW is right!! Thanks Joanne!

  7. Crystal @ Simply Playful Fare Avatar
    Crystal @ Simply Playful Fare

    This looks so easy! Plus, I think I have all of these ingredients on hand! I may have to give this a try tonight. It’s snowing here, so some comfort food may be in order. :) Love that you added the nutrition information too.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes these are absurdly easy!!! Also, every single recipe on my blog has nutrition facts! Enjoy and let me know if you try anything else!

  8. Amelia Avatar
    Amelia

    I am a huge sucker for Rice Krispie Treats. It’s the only baked good I absolutely can’t keep in the house for fear of eating them for every meal :) These look divine!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I remember you saying that!! Too funny!!

  9. Laurie {Simply Scratch} Avatar
    Laurie {Simply Scratch}

    I can’t believe there isn’t a single marshmallow in these! They look so dreamy Liz!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      No way Jose!! xoxo

  10. Trish @infinebalance Avatar
    Trish @infinebalance

    Those look so good. Love that they are vegan too. I would definitely go with sun butter so they were nut free for the kids lunches. Thanks!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes totally! I hope you like them Trish!

  11. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg Avatar
    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg

    Um, I think I need to make these pronto. I’m always craving ooey gooey. So glad I don’t indulge those cravings too much. But this will help me for sure. Thanks!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes you do!! These are so incredibly yummy!

  12. Jenny Flake Avatar
    Jenny Flake

    Chocolate and Peanut Butter are the best combo ever! Can’t wait to whip up your treats to see if my boys miss the mallows :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Please let me know if they miss them!! If they love chocolate and peanut butter as much as I do, I’m hopeful they won’t notice! :)

  13. Alaina @ Fabtastic Eatsf Avatar
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eatsf

    This is so great! My kids looove rice krispies, now I can trick them! muahhah! ;) Thanks for a tasty treat!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Let me know what they think !!!

  14. Erin | The Law Student's Wife Avatar
    Erin | The Law Student’s Wife

    LOVE this Liz. Rice krispies can really hit the spot, but somehow I feel a little less excited when I’m stirring an entire bag of corn syrup (er, marshmallows) and stick of butter together. Yay for a guilt-free twist!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Umm…exactly. These are completely guilt free and I think even more delicious!

  15. Erin @ Texanerin Baking Avatar
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    These sound amazing! I don’t like marshmallows (but love Rice Krispie Treats) but I know I’d love these even more!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Then these are the answer!! No marshmallows here sista!

  16. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness Avatar
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    I don’t keep marshmallows on hand either…they would barely make it out of the grocery bag before my face was stuffed. I am totally in love with Rice Krispie treats, chocolate and pb so these are pure magic! Lovelovelove that you got away with no marshmallows! Diiiiivine!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Exactly!! Plus let’s be real, marshmallows are probably one of the most processed foods on the planet. ;)

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Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.