Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Take your favorite childhood treat to a whole new level with these Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats! The addition of creamy peanut butter, a chocolate top layer, and a sprinkle of salt make these handheld treats irresistible!

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chocolate and peanut butter rice krispie treat squares

Why I Love These Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

These Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats remind me of a childhood dessert, but they are updated with chocolate and a sprinkle of flaked sea salt. Basically, you are getting crunchy, sweet, salty, and gooey all in one little square. Oh, and they are no-bake!

If you love Rice cereal treats as much as I do, check out some of my other variations like Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats, Ube Rice Krispie Treats, and Rice Krispie Treat Stars.

stacked peanut butter chocolate rice cereal treats

Ingredients Needed to Make Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

  • creamy peanut butter
  • unsalted butter
  • marshmallows (full-size or mini)
  • crispy rice cereal
  • chocolate bark or chocolate chips (dark, semi-sweet, or milk chocolate)
  • flaked sea salt (optional, but highly recommended)
ingredients for peanut butter chocolate rice krispie treats

How to Make These Easy No-Bake Bars

1. Coat a pan with butter. Place a piece of parchment paper across the bottom and up the side to create a sling. This will make it easier to remove the treats once they are set.

2. Add the peanut butter and butter to a large pot over medium-high heat, constantly stirring while they melt together.

3. Turn down the heat to medium, add the marshmallows, and continue to stir until melted together.

4. Remove the pot from the heat and pour in the rice cereal. Quickly stir everything together to coat all of the cereal.

5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Once cool enough to touch, gently press down on the top of the mixture to compact the treats.

peanut butter rice krispie treats

6. While the treats are cooling, place the chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 60 seconds, remove from the microwave and give it a stir. Continue to melt in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is fully melted.

7. Carefully pour the melted chocolate on top of the treats and spread it into an even layer with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle the top with salt and allow the bars to cool for 2 hours.

chocolate and salt layer on top of peanut butter treats

8. When ready to serve, remove the bars from the pan and cut them into squares. Sprinkle the tops with a little more salt if desired and enjoy!

peanut butter and chocolate rice cereal treat with salt on top

Tips for Making These Peanut Butter Chocolate Treats

  • I used a deep pot when making these, it helps keep the mess down and everything in the pan.
  • I also used an 8×10 deep baking dish so that I had nice thick treats. A 9×13 pan would work as well.
  • As soon as you put the cereal mixture into the pan, soak the pot in hot water to make clean up easier.
  • Put a little butter on your hands before pressing the treats down into the pan to prevent stickiness.
  • Make a sling out of parchment paper to remove the bars easier. My photo does not show this and it was difficult to remove them.
  • You can chill these in the fridge once they cool for a nice chilled treat.
  • Store any leftover treats in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Tools Needed to Make Rice Cereal Treats with Marshmallows and Peanut Butter

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Take your favorite childhood treat to a whole new level with these Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 294kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (plus a little more for the pan)
  • 12 ounces marshmallows (full-size or mini)
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 6 ounces chocolate bark or chocolate chips (dark, semi-sweet, or milk chocolate)
  • 1 teaspoon flaked sea salt (optional, but highly recommended)

Instructions

  • Coat a 10×8 or 9×13 pan with butter. Place a piece of parchment paper across the bottom and up the side to create a sling. This will make it easier to remove the treats once they are set.
  • Add the peanut butter and butter to a large pot over medium-high heat, constantly stirring while they melt together.
  • Once the peanut butter and butter are fully melted and smooth, turn down the heat to medium, add the marshmallows, and continue to stir. The marshmallows will fully melt into the mixture, this takes a few minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and pour in the rice cereal. Quickly stir everything together to coat all of the cereal. You must work quickly because the mixture will start to harden as it cools.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Once cool enough to touch, gently press down on the top of the mixture to compact the treats. You can also use the bottom of a cup.
  • While the treats are cooling, place the chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 60 seconds, remove from the microwave and give it a stir. Continue to melt in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is fully melted, this should only take another 60-90 seconds.
  • Carefully pour the melted chocolate on top of the treats and spread it into an even layer with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle the top with salt and allow the bars to cool for a minimum of 1 hour, 2 is best to allow the chocolate to set.
  • When ready to serve, remove the bars from the pan and cut them into squares. Sprinkle the tops with a little more salt if desired and enjoy!

Notes

  • I used a deep pot when making these, it helps keep the mess down and everything in the pan.
  • I also used an 8×10 deep baking dish so that I had nice thick treats. A 9×13 pan would work as well.
  • As soon as you put the cereal mixture into the pan, soak the pot in hot water to make clean up easier.
  • Put a little butter on your hands before pressing the treats down into the pan to prevent stickiness.
  • Make a sling out of parchment paper to remove the bars easier. My photo does not show this and it was difficult to remove them.
  • You can chill these in the fridge once they cool for a nice chilled treat.
  • Store any leftover treats in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15.9g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 14.4g | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 8mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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