Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats that are delish and healthy too? YES PLEASE! These fabulous Peanut Butter Rice Krispies are made with all-natural peanut butter and NO marshmallows.
How to Make Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats
Dying to know how to make peanut butter rice crispy treats without marshmallows that use whole, real ingredients and that the whole family will love? Good news…these bars are super simple and don’t require any baking at all!
Guess what else? This recipe is gluten free, vegan, and dairy free.
Step 1: Gather Ingredients
Lucky for you, this recipe only calls for 6 simple ingredients and a square cake pan. Let’s check it:
- Rice Crispy cereal – any kind of rice crispy cereal works! We’ve used both white and brown rice cereal and they’re both fantastic.
- all-natural peanut butter – for this recipe, make sure you’re using an all-natural peanut butter recipe that has no added salt or sugar! If you need a peanut substitution, we recommend almond butter or cashew butter.
- brown rice syrup – brown rice syrup acts as your binder and is super sticky. We don’t recommend swapping for anything else because it’s so much sticker than honey and/or maple syrup. Buy it on Amazon HERE.
- dark chocolate chips – dark, milk, semi-sweet, white…any kind of chocolate chips work!
- coconut oil – the coconut oil is used to thin out the chocolate chips. A little goes a long way!
- coarse sea salt – don’t skimp on the sea salt. Just trust me.
Step 2: Mix
Now it’s time to place all ingredients into a large bowl. Spray a wooden spoon with nonstick cooking spray and then use that to mix everything together. If it’s easier you can use your hands for this part too! I suggest wetting them so it doesn’t stick.
Step 3: Transfer to Pan
Next, line a square cake pan (8×8 or 9×9 works) with parchment paper and give it a good spray with nonstick cooking spray. Transfer the rice crispy batter to the pan and use your spatula to press the bars into the pan.
Step 4: Drizzle that Chocolate
Next, make your chocolate drizzle. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together to create your chocolate sauce. Drizzle the chocolate sauce on top of your peanut butter rice krispies. Be as generous or as scant as you wish. IMO, the more chocolate the better. Then, sprinkle on some coarse sea salt (this is the best part).
Step 5: Freeze
Place the entire pan of peanut butter rice krispie bars into the freezer and freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Step 6: Slice
Remove bars from their pan and place onto a cutting board. Let sit for around 5 minutes to thaw a bit. Spray a knife with nonstick cooking spray and slice the pan down the middle. Then, slice each section into 6 bars. If the bars, crack a little, no worries! They will still taste delish.
We suggest storing these bars in the freezer. After slicing, transfer them into a freezer-safe gallon-size bag and remove as much air as possible. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
More Healthy Rice Krispie Treat Recipes
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Brown Rice Crispy Treats
- Single Serve Sun Butter Rice Crispy Ball
- Rice Crispy Peanut Butter Cups
- Almond Butter Brown Rice Crispy Treats
Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats
- 4 cups rice crispy cereal
- 1/2 cup unsalted all-natural peanut butter
- 1/2 cup brown rice syrup
- First, line a cake pan with parchment paper. Then, spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- Place peanut butter and brown rice syrup into a medium bowl and mix.
- Next, place rice crispy cereal in a large bowl and then pour on peanut butter mixture.
- Spray a spatula with nonstick cooking spray and then use that to mix everything together.
- Once everything is thoroughly coated, transfer into the cake pan. Use your spatula or hands to evenly press rice crispy treats into the bread pan.
- Lastly, place chocolate chips and coconut oil into a small bowl. Microwave for around 60 seconds to 2 minutes, stirring half-way.
- Drizzle chocolate on top of rice crispy treats with a spoon.
- Place cake pan into the freezer and freeze for a least 2 hour.
- Once frozen, cut into 12 servings and sprinkle on coarse sea salt.