These crunchy peanut butter bars are made with wholesome ingredients and beat any store-bought crispy treat by a mile!
I have a really cool job. And super cool friends.
My friend Mary, from Barefoot in the Kitchen just released her new cookbook, The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook and I was more than happy to make one of her delicious recipes.
Who am I kidding? Since I got the cookbook, I've made the Bow-Tie Pasta with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts (to die for), Mixed Green Salad with Oranges and Cranberries and the Caprese Skillet Chicken (OMG!). But I decided to share these fabulous crunchy no bake bars with you guys because you all know I am obsessed with all things chocolate and peanut butter. Just keeping it real here, folks.
And these bars are sooooo beyond delicious. Let's just say, I've made them quite a few times and they are a HUGE crowd pleaser.
Side note: how ADORABLE is that whisk bookmark?? Thanks Mary!
Ok, now it's time to talk about these bars.
They were like candy bars! Only better and healthier. Did mention they were crazy addictive too? But these babies are guilt-free so that definitely helps.
I modified them just a touch. I used dark chocolate instead of semisweet, coconut oil instead of butter (only because I ran out of butter!) and crispy brown rice cereal instead of cornflakes. That's the beauty of an easy recipe like this, you can totally make it your own. And I am so happy I did!
Get your copy of The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook (filled with tons of simple, family-friendly recipes) here!
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Crunchy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
- 1 ½ cups chocolate chips I used dark chocolate
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup honey
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 3 cups crispy brown rice cereal or regular crisp cereal
- Place the chocolate chips, peanut butter, honey and coconut oil in a large glass mixing bowl.
- Microwave for 2 minutes on full power.
- Remove from the microwave and stir until the chocolate has been completely melted and everything is well combined.
- Line 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.
- Stir in the cereal and then pour mixture into the pan.
- Smooth the mixture across the pan and then refrigerate until firm, at least 2-4 hours.
- Slice with sharp knife and store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
I made these and they taste amazing. Thank you for sharing.
I love that Julie! Thanks for stopping by to tell me! Happy Holidays!
after i made them once it became THE recipie that Im doing again and again...
These look absolutely scrumptious. I could eat a million of these bars.
Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
These sound terrific, my kids would love them and my husband and I would have a hard time staying away, too! 🙂
Oh my gosh! They look amazing....like an extra thick Nestle Crunch bar!!!! And that book looks like a must have.
melissa @ treats with a twist
True story, I have to make these ASAP! They sound like all of my favorite things!
These sound so good!! I love Mary's new book!! YUM!
Me too Karyn 🙂
I do hope you meant "store in" instead of "stop win" in the last sentence!
Would you like me to edit your copy 'before' you post it?
Loving is doing,
Thank you Judy! Silly auto-correct 🙂 I corrected it!
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
These look absolutely amazing! Love that they are so easy to customize using what you have on hand!
My family LOVED these Jocelyn!
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
These crunchy bars remind me of a treat I used to have as a kid! They look great!
Yes! They are so good Rachel!
My kids go nuts over these chocolate peanut butter bars. I'm so happy to hear that you loved them just as much! (And that you enjoyed the pasta, chicken, and salad recipes too!) Thanks so much!
My pleasure, Mary! xo