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Peanut Butter Cup Rice Crispy Treats

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 12


Bottom Layer

  • 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 2/3 cup natural peanut butter or other nut butter (I use a full cup for extra gooey treats!)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Chocolate Layer

  • 2/3 heaping cup of dark chocolate chips


  • In a small sauce pan, heat peanut butter, maple/honey, and vanilla over low heat until melted and combined evenly.
  • Pour mixture into large mixing bowl and begin to pour in cereal a cup at a time and stir to evenly coat.
  • Press mixture (press really hard!) into an 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper and allow to cool.
  • To make the chocolate coating, use a double boiler method. Fill a small sauce pan halfway with water, and bring the water to a boil. Place a glass bowl with chocolate chips on top. Stir constantly until smooth.
  • Pour chocolate coating over peanut butter mixture and spread evenly with a spatula.
  • Chill until chocolate has set.
  • Cut into squares and serve!


For photos of double boiler method, go to the following link: