An easy no-bake recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Squares made in 10 minutes with only four ingredients. These crunchy, crisp rice cereal bars totally satisfy those who love the winning combination of peanut butter and chocolate!
Chocolate and peanut butter--who doesn't love that winning combination? It's time for another chocolate peanut butter recipe here on Flavour and Savour.
❤️ Why you'll love this recipe
- You'll only need four ingredients and about 10 minutes to make these Rice Krispie treats.
- This recipe does not contain marshmallows or corn syrup. It's made with honey instead.
- These Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Squares are not just for kids. Every adult I've offered these to loves them just as much as kids do!
- These are not peanut butter Rice Krispie squares with chocolate on top. The chocolate is melted with the peanut butter and mixed together with crisp rice cereal.
- There is no need to frost these or top them with chocolate. They're sweet enough with chocolate mixed right into the squares.
- This is a no-fail recipe that I've made many times over the years.
If you're one who adores this flavour combo, have a peek at these other gluten-free recipes, too.
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie (Vegan)
- Grain-free Peanut Butter Chocolate Pumpkin Energy Balls
- Grain-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Bars
- No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
🛒 Ingredients (only four!)
You'll find a complete list of ingredients with amounts in the recipe card below. But before we get to the full recipe, here are a few notes.
- chocolate: You'll need a 7-ounce bar of dark baking chocolate. You can also use chocolate chips, any variety, if you'd like.
- peanut butter: This recipe uses natural, smooth, unsweetened peanut butter.
- honey: liquid honey, or use maple syrup to keep this recipe vegan. The squares will be a little softer if you use maple syrup.
- puffed rice cereal: Rice Krispies or Brown Rice Rice Krispies have a crisp texture, perfect for these bars. Some of the natural puffed rice cereals called "rice puffs" can be somewhat tougher and chewier in a recipe like this. Look for the natural rice cereals called "Crispy Rice Cereal."
Here's an overview of what you'll do to make this recipe perfectly. You'll find complete instructions in the recipe card at the end of this post.
- This peanut butter Rice Krispie treat recipe couldn't be easier. Gently microwave the honey, peanut butter and chocolate pieces in a bowl large enough to hold 5 cups of crisp rice cereal. You can, of course, heat this in a saucepan on the stovetop.
- Stir until well combined.
- Add the cereal.
- Once it has completely coated, press it into an 8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan and refrigerate. That's all there is to this simple recipe!
I like to bake these in an 8-inch square pan so they form sixteen 2-inch cubes. . However, you can certainly use a 9 x 13-inch pan instead. The squares will be thinner, but equally as delicious.
These chocolate peanut butter squares are quite sweet. If you'd like you can cut the batch into 32 smaller bars instead.
👍🏼 Helpful Tips
The mixture will be sticky, so either use buttered fingers to press it into a baking pan. Ideally, use an offset spatula.
For the easiest removal, line your baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a little hanging over the edges. Then you can simply lift the refrigerated mixture out of the pan and slice it on a cutting board. If you're using a metal baking pan, parchment paper will protect it from getting scratched when you cut the bars.
You could, but they really don't need frosting. They're quite sweet without frosting.
🍽 When to serve Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
The possibilities are endless! Make a quick batch of these for birthday parties, summer barbecues, Hallowe'en party treats, or as part of a holiday cookie platter. These no-bake rice cereal treats make a great after-school snack, too.
⏰ Storage Instructions
To store: Store these squares in a covered container in the fridge. They'll last for a week to 10 days.
To freeze: For longer storage, you can freeze these bars. Store in an airtight container and freeze them for up to 3 months or longer.
Hope you love these easy crispy rice cereal bars as much as I do. Perfect for any day you feel like a chocolat-y peanut buttery treat!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Squares
- 7 ounces chocolate pieces, or chocolate chips
- 1 cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter
- ½ cup honey
- 5 cups crispy puffed rice cereal
- Put honey, chocolate pieces and peanut butter in a large microwave-safe bowl.
- Microwave and stir at 30 second intervals until the chocolate is almost melted. Remove from the microwave and stir until well combined.
- Add the crsipy puffed rice cereal and stir until completely coated with the chocolate peanut butter mixture.
- Press firmly into an 8-inch or 9-inch square pan. Refrigerate or freeze until set before slicing into small squares.
- Cover and store in the fridge for up to 10 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.