Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Krispie treats

These are my favorite rice krispie treats of all time. They are easy, healthier and fun to make with the kids.

Peanut butter and dark chocolate krispie treats
These peanut butter and dark chocolate krispie treats are one of my son’s favorite. We actually tend to make them together. It is extremely simple and rather fast. You can enjoy these treats in no time. You may also like this other peanut butter, dark chocolate and coconut crispy bars!!

Now I have to warn you that rice krispies, the very famous brand that everyone knows, won’t give the name away in case they would like to come after me, contains high fructose corn syrup. You may have heard on TV that it is good in moderation and that the body can’t tell the difference. Well let me tell you that your body CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE. They just want you to believe otherwise because it is a very lucrative business.

Sugar its metabolize in the small intestine while HFCS has to go to the liver because the body can’t recognize it, not good…..

I won’t bored you with all of the science so let me just stop here.

Anyhow the point that I wanted to make is that I happen to have a very great store near my house, Trader Joe’s, which I can’t live without. Products at this store don’t contain either hydrogenated fats, aka, trans fats or HFCS so here is where I get my rice krispies :-)

On any event, where ever you get your rice krispies you will enjoy these peanut butter and dark chocolate krispie treats as much as we did, they are just AWESOME. This year these treats are making it to my give away Christmas goodie bags.

Enjoy!


In these two pictures you can see the first steps. Getting the rice krispie mixture onto the lined foil pan and the chocolate being melted on a double broiler, which you can also do in the microwave.
Dark chocolate and peanut butter krispie bars

Here you can see the chocolate already melted that I spread over the rice Krispie mixture and the final result, just superb :-)

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Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Krispie treats

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 18 pieces

Ingredients:

1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup organic crunchy peanut butter
3 cups brown rice crisped cereal, regular crisped cereal will also work
1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

 

Directions:

In a sauce pan, at low heat, combine  honey and peanut butter. Heat for about 1-2 minutes stirring to combine. Remove from heat and add cereal. Press into a square baking pan lined with foil like in the picture.

Melt chocolate in a medium bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. Stir until smooth and spread melted chocolate over the rice crispy mixture in the lined pan.

Let cool to set chocolate. I normally put it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. Lift out of pan, remove foil and cut into small bars. Store in covered container up to for one week.

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Nutrition facts are calculated based on the recipe giving 18 servings (pieces).

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30 comments

  1. Esto lo tengo que hacer yo!!!!! Quiero una barrita!!!! Quiero probarlas!!!!! Ves, lo que tú decías, lástima que vivamos tan lejos, ahora mismo me pasaba por tu casa a por una barrita…

  2. Your site is fast becoming one of my favourites – thanks so much for these great recipes.

  3. I love these! Yummy!
    Great Site :)

  4. Rosanna,
    pues si chica estaria perfecto, en fin, espero que te animes a hacerlas, son super sencillas y estan buenisimas. Un beso

    Dinetonite,
    thanks so much for your kind comment and thanks for visiting :-)

  5. Droooling!

    These sounds fabulous!!!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  6. These look so good! Now I’ve got a sweets craving : )
    Also, my dad grew up in Westfield- how funny!

  7. I knew there had to be an alternative to using marshmallows! I may add some rolled oats and sunflower seeds too, so they’d be like a chewy granola bar. Yum! My son’s gonna love these! Thanks for sharing this Miryam.

  8. Patti,
    what a great idea, let me know how it goes. Sure the oatmeal would be a very nice addition!

  9. These look fantastic! My boyfriend would go gaga over these :).

  10. These look so, so good I want to grab them right off the screen!!

    PS: you might want to not use the name “rice krispies” since that is the trade name. Maybe you could use a more generic name like “crisped rice cereal” or something like that. I agree, the other, national brand along with most national or big name brands have too many bad ingredients.

  11. This recipe is a little bit evil. They are SO insanely good that I want to eat absolutely all of them right now. I bought back a bag of Rice Krispies with me when I visited the U.S., and I’ve been saving them for the perfect recipe, and this is it! When I told the husband that the recipe came from the healthy food lady, he said, “Aww, I like her!” and smiled really big. :)

  12. Erin,

    I am really glad you and your hubbby like them so much. I know, they are really evil aren’t they? :-)

  13. I just made these again! I only used 1/4 cup sugar, and I think I will try using 1/8 next time because I really couldn’t tell the difference between this batch and the last one. I think I’ll also try natural peanut butter next time and see if that works. They’re sooo good. :)

  14. Hamannde, I have it made this in a while. I think I should soon, so many things in the baking list :-)

    I am glad you like it so much :-)

  15. I love your blog and have a list of all the recipes I want to try out. I finally made the Krispie bars and absolutely loved them! I did not add the sugar and put the equivalent of 180 grams of dark chocolate (which is less than the amount you suggest). They were perfect. I would definitely suggest you omit the sugar next time you make them. I am certain your son will like them just as much! Thank you for sharing your amazing recipes!

  16. Lorraine,

    glad you like them so much and thanks for the healthier suggestion. I yet to make them again but I will very soon :-)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!!

  17. My husband loves these (but has only ever had the kind made with corn syrup, etc)…I can’t wait to try this better-for-you version. Thanks!

  18. how much sugar do you add? not listed under ingredients…

  19. About to make these but I have a question. It says combine pb & honey warm to dissolve sugar but it doesn’t call for sugar? Is this a typo or should there be sugar in it too? Thanks.

  20. My vegans don’t eat honey…any substitutions you can suggest?

  21. Thanks! Love surprising my “kids” with treats!

  22. What brand of chocolate do you use?? I’m having a hard time finding a good vegan chocolate without a long list of ingredients?? Any favorites??

  23. Thanks so much for posting this. Was just talking about how my kids have never tried this because of the HFCS. Just an FYI, always check your labels at Trader Joes. I went to buy orange juice and happened to glance at the ingredients. It contained HFCS! I let a salesperson know, but I don’t know if it has changed.

  24. I brought these to a potluck today for my university’s vegan club and everyone loved them! The only thing I changed was to use brown rice syrup rather than honey since we’re vegan. I’d suggest against readers using maple syrup since it’s far less sticky than honey or brown rice syrup and the treats won’t hold together as well (in previous experience). I love that I didn’t have to go searching for an expensive bag of vegan marshmallows and could use just a few on-hand ingredients to make a delicious treat.
    Can’t wait to make ’em again!

  25. Thank you Miryam. Looking forward to making this as a Valentine treat for my nephew! Just added your recommend rice cereal to my shopping cart as my supermarket delivery service carries it. Always enjoy reading your recipes! Bless the day I found your site and to Nuts.com which your site linked me to find! Glad your recipes are still on their data base!

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