Acute How-To: Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

I used to love making rice krispie treats when I was a kid.  They are quick, easy, and such a delicious treat.

I decided to make an adult version of these treats by adding all natural peanut butter, swapping out some of the marshmallows for honey, and drizzling dark chocolate all over the top.

The result has the same chewy sweetness I remember from childhood and the added perfect combo of peanut butter and chocolate.

Also, if you’re gluten free , this is a great treat for you {just make sure the cereal you buy is a gluten free variety because all rice cereals are not gluten free}.

Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats


  • 6 cups of rice krispies
  • 2 cups of mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup of all natural peanut butter {no sugar added} – smooth or crunchy
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine

Spray a 9×13” baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

In a large pot, heat the butter, marshmallows, honey, and peanut butter over low to medium heat.  Make sure you stir often as the sugar will burn if left unattended.

Once all the ingredients have melted and are thoroughly stirred together, turn off the heat and mix in the rice cereal.  Stir until all is well combined.

Pour the mixture into the sprayed baking dish and distribute throughout the dish with your hands.

Melt the dark chocolate chips.  You can do this on the stovetop using a double boiler or in the microwave.  I use the microwave. I set it on two minutes and then stop every 25 seconds and stir.  It’s the easiest way to melt chocolate.

Drizzle the chocolate all over the top of the rice krispie treats and set the pan in the refrigerator to harden.

Cut and enjoy!  And try not to eat six in the first hour….yeah, it happens!

3 thoughts on “Acute How-To: Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

  1. This seriously just made my mouth water! I grew up with something similar, and seeing this totally brought me back in time! Yummy memories :)

  2. I had to read this post first thing this morning, didn’t I? This is how I made your recipe today: Too much peanut butter, chocolate chips mixed in, that promptly melted, and I ate way too much of it before spreading it in the pan. YUM.

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