Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

This Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bar Recipe is marshmallow-free made with brown crisp rice cereal, peanut butter, and honey. Finished with a chocolate topping, because chocolate and peanut butter are perfection together! 
Prep Time5 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups brown rice crisp cereal
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips


  • Cover an 8x8 pan with parchment or wax paper. Set aside.
  • Heat honey and peanut butter up for 30 seconds and then stir in vanilla and salt until smooth. Stir in cereal until just coated.
  • Pour into prepared pan and gently flatten out. Pop treats in the fridge to harden before ICING with chocolate for 10-15 minutes.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until chocolate is melted.
  • Pour chocolate over cereal mixture and spread out with back of spoon.
  • Allow to set up in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
  • Remove from fridge and cut into squares.


  • Substitute agave syrup for the honey and use dairy free chocolate for a vegan rice krispie treat. 
  • Be sure your peanut butter rice krispie treats are hardened before icing with chocolate, or it will be quite a mess! 
  • Store in sealed container for up to 3 days at room temperature. 


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2.8mg