Simple, easy, and oh-so-tasty, these chocolate peanut butter crisp bars have only 7 ingredients in them and they’re no-bake–you can’t get any easier! Plus, who doesn’t love the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter?? It’s just what your Friday needs.
I created this recipe by combining several I found online. I knew I wanted a crunch to them, hence the rice cereal. And I wanted easy so they’re in bar form. You really can’t mess these bars up. There’s no baking involved; you simply stir the ingredients together and pour melted chocolate over the whole thing. Easy peasy.
Mitch’s favorite desserts involve chocolate and peanut butter. So I knew he’d be a fan. My boys love these too. They’re an easy after-school snack that they’ve been enjoying all week. A little goes a long way with these treats, so cut them small. They’re rich and filling.
I started mine with some browned butter. I love that stuff. It just adds to the overall flavor of treats. So, brown the butter then add the peanut butter to make the mix smooth and easy to stir together with the rice cereal. Add a little bit of vanilla, and the peanut butter part is done, after you mix in the cereal, that is. A couple cups of chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons of Golden Barrel Coconut Oil, simply pour that melted goodness over top and you’re done! Super simple and delicious. The hardest part might be waiting. Waiting for the chocolate to set. 🙂
Just stick the bars in the fridge for an hour or so for the chocolate to harden, then cut into squares and enjoy! I keep mine in the fridge so the chocolate stays hardened.
So get to making (I can’t even call it baking, since it isn’t!) these Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp Bars this weekend! They’re sure to be a sweet success.
Kat is a mother of three boys who loves to bake and enjoys all things DIY. She has been blogging since 2010 featuring recipes and home design projects. Some of her home projects have been featured in Country Living and This Old House magazine, as well as many other prominent DIY blogs and websites.