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Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

These 6 ingredient peanut butter rice krispie treats are so addictive! They are sweet, salty, crunchy and topped with a layer of decadent chocolate.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 317kcal


  • 3 tbsp coconut oil or unsalted butter
  • 1 (16 oz) bag mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp coarse kosher sea salt + more from topping
  • 5 cup crispy rice cereal white or brown
  • 1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks* or bittersweet chips


  • Line the bottom and sides of an 8x8-inch baking dish with parchment or wax paper, set aside.
  • In a large non-stick pot set over medium-low heat, add the oil or butter. Once melted add the mini marshmallows. Stir every minute or so until they have melted completely.
  • Stir in peanut butter, then remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract and salt, mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in rice cereal, coat evenly.
  • With a rubber spatula, stir continuously until the mixture becomes smooth and shiny. Remove from heat and mix in salt and vanilla.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and press with the spatula to create a dense, even layer.
  • In a double boiler or a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate until smooth. Spread over the top of the bars. Sprinkle with additional salt, if desired. Place in the refrigerator to chill for 10-20 minutes before cutting and serving.


* I used Enjoy Life dark morsels as I am temporarily dairy free.
- I prefer using Skippy Natural (creamy) in all of my peanut butter recipes.


Serving: 12serving | Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg