Peanut butter rice crispy treats are the ultimate sweet, salty, and crunchy snack! They’re perfect for all of you chocolate peanut butter lovers, and are a delicious treat to whip up for the week.
They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan!
In the past, I’ve played around with peanut butter crispy bars that don’t call for marshmallows. While they tasted delicious, they didn’t have that “chewiness” you get with real rice crispy treats.
For this recipe, I incorporated vegan marshmallows into the base, and the texture came out perfect! You get the right amount of chewiness, with the perfect amount of peanut butter flavor.
How to make peanut butter rice crispy treats
To make these rice crispy treats, here’s what you’ll need-
- vegan marshmallows– I love using this brand
- peanut butter– a creamy, no-added sugar peanut butter is ideal for this!
- brown rice crisp cereal– for the cereal, you can use brown or white white crisps. I don’t recommend using “puffed rice” since it will not result in the same crunchy texture
- pure maple syrup
- vegan butter
- dark chocolate melted with coconut oil
First, you start off by melting the marshmallows with the butter, peanut butter and maple syrup until smooth. Once that’s creamy, you mix in your cereal.
Flatten the mixture into a baking dish and let it set in the fridge for 40 minutes.
How to swirl in your peanut butter
Once your rice crispy bars hardened, you spread your melted chocolate evenly on top. Then, you drizzle a tbsp or two of peanut butter, and swirl it around with a toothpick to create the design. It looks fancy, but it’s so simple!
Sea salt on top is optional, but always recommended!
These bars are the perfect blend of peanut butter and chocolate, and I can’t wait to hear what you guys think. You’re going to love them!