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Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

These sweet, salty, classic, crispy peanut butter rice crispy treats are so fun & EASY to make!

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats


Gluten Free

Refined Sugar Free

No Corn Syrup

Just 5 Ingredients

They’re the perfect choice for a hot day when you don’t want to turn on the oven, or any time you need a last-minute dessert to serve a crowd. Secretly healthy rice crispy treats made with just a few ingredients, no marshmallows, and NO baking required!

Vegan Rice Crispy Treats

Also, here is a Nutella version that I posted way back in 2013: Nutella Rice Crispy Treats.

I made these vegan rice crispy treats for a Memorial Day barbecue yesterday, and the verdict was that they tasted “just like Scotcheroos, but without the butterscotch chips!” I’d actually never had a scotcheroo before, so of course I had to google them on my phone. And now I really want to get my hands on some vegan butterscotch chips. Or maybe make my own? Stay tuned!

(Click To Play The Video)


How To Make Rice Crispy Treats

I’ve written the printable recipe below, mentioning to stir the nut butter, sweetener, vanilla, and salt together first. But if you just want to throw everything into a bowl at once like the video shows, that’s honestly fine too! Once you have a sticky mixture, you can make rice krispies treats balls by rolling them with your hands, or you can press into a lined 8×8 pan and then freeze until firm.

The recipe calls for peanut butter instead of marshmallows, but if you’re allergic or are sending them in to a peanut-free classroom, it also works with sunflower butter, almond butter, cashew butter, or even coconut butter! Even if you do love peanut butter, it can be fun to try the recipe with different nut or seed butters, to find your favorite flavor combination.

Healthy Rice Crispy Treats

Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

The recipe makes 9-12 bars, but it can easily be doubled for a larger crowd.

If making a bigger recipe, just double of the ingredients and use a 9×13 pan. They go so fast that making a larger batch is never a bad idea!

5 Ingredient Rice Crispy Treats (Vegan)

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

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Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Total Time: 10m
Yield: 9-12 bars
Print This Recipe 4.5/5


  • 3 cups rice crispies, gf if desired
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp nut butter or allergy-friendly sub
  • 1/2 cup agave or honey
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • optional 2-3 tbsp protein powder


*To make the optional chocolate topping, simply melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips with 2-3 tsp oil. Chocolate burns quickly, so be careful and stir very often. I also stop heating before all the chips are melted, then keep stirring without heat to finish the melting process.

If not already stir-able, gently heat the peanut butter to soften. Stir with the sweetener, vanilla extract, and salt. Pour over the rice crispy cereal and stir very well, making sure to coat all the crispies. You can either form the mixture into rice crispy treat balls, or line an 8×8 pan with parchment or wax and spread the mixture evenly into the pan. (Note: Feel free to double the recipe and use a 9×13 pan if a larger yield is desired.) Place a second sheet of parchment or wax on top, then press down as firmly as you possibly can. If desired, top with the chocolate sauce. Freeze for at least a 1/2 hour before slicing into bars. Leftovers can be refrigerated, frozen, or stored loosely covered in a cool place.

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Published on May 29, 2018

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  1. Camille says

    I made these tonight and they are GREAT. I didn’t have protein powder so I used hemp seeds instead. Love this recipe!

  2. Karen Becker says

    I just made these this week (no chocolate on top) and they are delicious! I am going to try the Nutella ones next 🙂

    • Jason Sanford says

      Unfortunately many recipes can’t be exactly doubled just by doubling all the ingredients. I don’t know why this is the case, but if you google “problems with doubling recipes” it seems to be a common issue with recipes.

  3. Kaylene Moss says

    These are good for snacks. I use a glass tumbler to roll and press this down firmly. Holds together perfectly.

  4. Angel says

    Just made these with raw agave syrup and didn’t add salt since the pb had some in it – soooooo good!! They are in the fridge now. I attempted a similar bar with special K cereal recently and they were terrible. Never again. I didn’t do the chocolate topping – maybe next time:-) thanks for the recipe

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