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Desserts
Sep
5
2019

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Sharing one of our favorite peanut butter rice krispie treats today! These Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars could not be more delicious! They make the perfect back-to-school weekend dessert.
peanut butter rice krispie treats

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

These peanut butter rice krispie treats are so simple to prepare and make the perfect sweet snack for the family! I used Chocolate Cheerios and Reese’s Puff’s to make a crispy, chewy treat everyone loves!

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peanut butter rice krispie treats

How To Make Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

  1. Place cereal and marshmallows into a large mixing bowl. Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray generously with cooking spray.
  2. Place brown sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir and let boil for one minute. Remove and stir in vanilla and salt. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until well combined, the marshmallows will melt while stirring.
  3. Pour cereal mixture into prepared baking dish spreading and pressing evenly, will be sticky, doesn’t have to be perfect. Drizzle top layer with melted white chocolate then with melted chocolate. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Serve room temperature.

peanut butter rice krispie treats

To make these gooey bars, start by adding your cereal and marshmallows into a large mixing bowl.

peanut butter rice krispie treats

Give a nice stir and prepare your peanut butter sauce.

Prepare The Marshmallow Sauce

peanut butter rice krispie treats

Heat up your corn syrup, brown sugar and peanut butter into a saucepan until it comes to a low boil. You’ll stir in your vanilla and salt too.

Pour Into Cereal Mixture and Work Quickly!

peanut butter rice krispie treats

Pour right over your cereal mixture.

peanut butter rice krispie treats

peanut butter rice krispie treats

Give it a nice stir.

peanut butter rice krispie treats

The trick is to not eat it out of the bowl at this point. Warm gooey bites of heaven right here 🙂

Transfer To Baking Dish

peanut butter rice krispie treats

Transfer to your lined baking dish. Note: Spray your parchment with cooking spray, the bars will come out of the pan much easier.

peanut butter rice krispie treats

Spread your mixture as evenly as possible.

Drizzle With Chocolate

peanut butter rice krispie treats

Drizzle with chocolate.

peanut butter rice krispie treats

A little drizzle of white chocolate too! Let cool and set up for a good hour before cutting into squares.

Cut Into Squares to Finish Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

peanut butter rice krispie treats

These bars are so great for transporting to parties, the kids and adults love them!

peanut butter rice krispie treats

The gooey factor is off the charts. Enjoy!

peanut butter rice krispie treats

Check out my fun videos on how I make these fun bars!

Tips For Making Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

  • Have all of your ingredients measured out before starting recipe
  • Once marshmallow mixture is melted, you’ll want to work quick
  • Grease your mixing spoon, so mixture doesn’t stick while stirring
Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

These Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars could not be more delicious! They make the perfect back-to-school weekend dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best rice krispie treats, best rice krispie treats recipe, cereal bar recipe, chocolate bar recipe, chocolate peanut butter bars, chocolate peanut butter dessert, chocolate rice krispie treats, dessert bars, dessert bars recipe, easy dessert recipe, easy no bake dessert, easy no bake dessert recipe, homemade rice krispie treats, peanut butter bars recipe, peanut butter rice krispy treats
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 417 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Reese's Peanut Butter Puff's Cereal
  • 3 cups Chocolate Cheerios Cereal
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup white candy melts melted (I use Ghirardelli)
  • 1 cup chocolate candy melts melted (I use Ghirardelli)
Instructions
  1. Place cereal and marshmallows into a large mixing bowl. Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray generously with cooking spray.
  2. Place brown sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir and let boil for one minute. Remove and stir in vanilla and salt. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until well combined, the marshmallows will melt while stirring. Pour cereal mixture into prepared baking dish spreading and pressing evenly, will be sticky, doesn't have to be perfect. Drizzle top layer with melted white chocolate then with melted chocolate. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Serve room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 417 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 412mg18%
Potassium 253mg7%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 56g62%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 340IU7%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 104mg10%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Liz S. says:

    LOVE this fun treat recipe!

  2. 2
    Rose says:

    Loved this crunch bars. My little one will love having it any time of the day as she loves crunchy bars with chocolates. Its a fun treat for me and my kid, will try for sure.

  3. 3

    what an easy treat to make! it would be devoured in our house!

  4. 4

    Forget the kids, I’ll eat this entire pan!

  5. 5
    Maria says:

    What a fun treat!

  6. 6
    Naomi says:

    How fun are these! Such a fun and tasty back to school treat.

  7. 7
    Gaby Dalkin says:

    Such a fun back to school snack for kids! Or for me 🙂

  8. 8

    My eyes are bugging out of my head- these look AMAZING!

  9. 9
  10. 10

    I could eat this whole pan of treats all by myself.

  11. 11
    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh my goodness what ooey gooey delicious treats!

  12. 12

    HELLOOOO dessert made out of my favorite cereals!! 😀

  13. 13

    The article you have shared here very good. This is really interesting information for me. Thanks for sharing!

  14. 14
    Kervon says:

    Very helpful advice in this particular post! It’s the little changes that make the largest changes. Thanks for sharing!


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