peanut butter rice crispy treat

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER RICE CRISPY TREATS

There is no shortage of peanut butter chocolate recipes out there, but we think these vegan chocolate peanut butter rice crispy treats from @TheBeetDrop tops them all.

The brilliant combination of peanut butter, chopped peanuts and our 72% Smooth Dark Chocolate offers the perfect balance of not just salty + sweet flavor, but crunchy + chewy texture too. Now all we need is to be invited to a pitch in so we can bring along these easy-to-make treats for a crowd.

 

SEE RECIPE BELOW

peanut butter rice crispy treat

 

*Makes 12 servings (or 9 extra-large servings) 

Ingredients:

  • 2 bars of Endangered Species Chocolate (I used Bold + Silky Dark Chocolate)
  • 5 cups rice crisp cereal 
  • 1 cup natural creamy peanut butter 
  • ¾ cup agave 
  • 2 T. plant-based butter 
  • 1 t. vanilla extract  
  • ¼ cup crushed salted peanuts 

stack of peanut butter rice crispy treats

 

How To:

  1. Line an 8” square pan with parchment paper 
  2. Put rice crisp cereal in a large mixing bowl 
  3. Melt butter in pan over low heat.  
  4. Add agave to the pan and stir together until combined.  
  5. Add peanut butter. Stir to combine.  
  6. Let this mixture cook on low for a 3 – 4 minutes, stirring frequently. It should start to  thicken slightly but should still be a liquid when you take it off the heat.  6. Take pan off heat.  
  7. Add vanilla extract. Stir to combine.  
  8. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the rice crisp cereal. Stir to combine. 9. Pour mixture into parchment lined pan. Press mixture down firmly to be sure it all  sticks together. I like using the bottom of a glass of this, but you can also use your  hands.  
  9. Let set in the fridge for 1 hour. 
  10. Chop roasted and salted peanuts. Set aside. 
  11. Fine chop 2 bars of chocolate.  
  12. Melt chocolate in microwave in 20 second increments. Stir well between each  increment. Stop microwaving when there is still a bit of solid chocolate remaining. You  should be able to get it to melt just by stirring well.  
  13. Pour the chocolate over the top of the rice crispy treats. Spread out evenly with a  spatula or the back of a metal spoon. 
  14. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top right away while chocolate is liquid. 16. Let set in fridge. Once chocolate is firm cut into 12 squares and serve. 

peanut butter rice crispy treat with chocolate on top

Tips:

  •  If your finished rice crispy treats have been in the fridge for more than 2 hours, let sit  out at room temperature for 20 minutes before cutting to avoid the chocolate breaking.
  • These freeze well! Simply cut into squares and wrap them up thoroughly before  freezing. 
  • These can also be made with puffed quinoa cereal

Enjoy! 🙂

 

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