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The Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bars

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This chocolate peanut butter rice krispie bar recipe is easy and fun for the whole family. It has just five simple ingredients. It has a buttery, chewy chocolate flavor with lots of peanut butter marshmallow crunch—the perfect treat! We made ours with Gluten-free Rice Crisp cereal.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treats are always a favorite for chocolate peanut butter lovers of all ages! Add peanut butter and chocolate chips, and they are even better. They are chocolaty with lots of yummy peanut butter flavor in a Krispie square, great for a midday snack, picnic, or any event. If you are gluten-free, as I am, use gluten-free crisp cereal.

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What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • KID FRIENDLY FAMILY FAVORITE – Crunchy and delicious!
  • EASY – Mixing the chocolate chips means you don’t have to do a second melting chocolate step.
  • INEXPENSIVE – Budget-friendly snack recipe
  • SIMPLE GLUTEN-FREE RECIPE

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treat!

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Chocolate Treats

Ingredient Notes

  • You can also use Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • We use a gluten-free brown rice crisp cereal from Natures Path. . You can use your favorite!
  • Use your favorite chocolate chips, even dark chocolate!
Nature’s Path Organic Gluten Free Crispy Rice Cereal,10 Ounce
  • INCLUDES: 1 box of Nature’s Path Crispy Rice Cereal (10.6 Ounce box).
  • NOT JUST GOOD – IT’S DELICIOUS: A cereal classic without the GMO’s, our organic and gluten-free crispy rice cereal is the perfect choice when you want to savor whole grain rice crisps. You get a powerful crunch and a bowl of cereal that remains crisp with milk (or almond milk!).
  • ALWAYS ORGANIC: Certified USDA organic, this delicious cereal represents the true values of Nature’s Path. This cereal is Non-GMO Project Verified and includes wholefood simple ingredients embracing sustainable processes.
  • GLUTEN-FREE: Fuel your body with only organic ingredients with this delicious Crispy Rice cereal that is free from gluten, artificial flavoring, colors or preservatives. Each serving offers 35g of whole grains and is a low-fat option to fill up fast and feel energized throughout the day.
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY-CONSCIOUS EVERY DAY: You choose to cherish the environment, and so do we. Each one of our organic products are not just organic, but always organic. Nature’s Path believes in fair practices and high quality.

How To Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats- Step-by-Step

  1. Butter a 9×13-inch baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Add the butter and peanut butter to a large saucepan. Pour the Rice Krispies into a large bowl.
  3. Over medium-low heat, melt the butter and mix until butter and peanut butter are melted and combined.
  4. Add the marshmallows and mix until the marshmallows are melted and you have a thick mixture.
  5. Take off the heat and add the chocolate chips. Mix well. Chocolate chips don’t need to be completely melted before you do the next step. Residual heat softened them up.
  6. Pour the Rice Krispies into the saucepan and mix until coated. I used a Dutch oven for this recipe.
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  8. Use a fork and press down evenly so it covers the whole dish. Coat the fork with butter if it gets sticky.
  9. Set aside to allow the Rice Krispies treat to set, for 1-2 hours.
  10. Serve and Enjoy!


Tips

  • Use smooth peanut butter for easy mixing!
  • For best results, do not melt the chocolate chips. Just fold them in.
  • Use gluten-free rice crisp cereal if you are on a gluten-free diet.

Storage

You can individually wrap your Rice Krispie Bars in bags and keep them at room temperature for 2-3 days. You can also store them in the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature before eating, as they will harden in the fridge. You can freeze individually wrapped Rice Krispie bars for up to two months.

Additions and Substitutions

  • You can supplement this recipe with almond butter, tahini, cashew butter, or any of your favorite nut butter.
  • Sunflower Seed Butter is delicious if you are nut-free.
  • You can use butterscotch chips, milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or peanut butter chips. If you are gluten-free, make sure the chips are gluten-free.

Frequently Asked Questions about Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Can I freeze Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bars?

To freeze Rice Krispie Bars, we recommend wrapping each square in parchment paper for easy unwrapping and then placing it in an airtight container or a freezer bag for up to 2 months.

Are rice krispie treats gluten-free?

Classic Rice Krispie Treats are not gluten-free. You can make Gluten-Free Rice Krispie treats using gluten-free marshmallows and gluten-free crisp cereal.

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This chocolate peanut butter rice krispie bar recipe is easy and fun for the whole family. It has just five simple ingredients. Buttery, chewy, chocolate flavor with lots of peanut butter marshmallow crunch! The perfect treat! 

  • Author: Sherie Friedlander
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 Minutes
  • Yield: 14 Bars
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

6 tablespoons salted butter

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

15 ounces (1 1/2 bags) mini marshmallows

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Instructions

  1. Butter a 9×13-inch baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Add the butter and peanut butter to a large saucepan. Pour the Rice Krispies into a large bowl.
  3. Over medium-low heat, melt the butter and mix until butter and peanut butter are melted and combined.
  4. Add the marshmallows and mix until the marshmallows are melted and you have a thick mixture.
  5. Take off the heat and add the chocolate chips. Mix well. Chocolate chips don’t need to be completely melted before you do the next step. Residual heat softens them up. Just fold in the chocolate. 
  6. Pour the Rice Krispies into the saucepan and mix until coated. 
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  8. Use a fork and press the rice krispie mixture evenly to cover the whole dish. If the fork gets sticky, coat it with butter.
  9. Set aside to allow the Rice Krispies treat to set for 1-2 hours.
  10. Cut into 14 squares. Wrap each square in parchment or place in a self-sealing plastic bag. 
  11. Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can use almond butter, tahini, cashew butter, or any of your favorite nut butters to supplement this recipe.
  • Sunflower Seed Butter is delicious if you are nut-free.
  • You can use butterscotch chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips or peanut butter chips. If you are gluten-free, make sure the chips are gluten-free.

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