The Ultimate Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats: A No-Bake Delight

Dive into the perfect blend of crunchy peanut butter and vegan chocolate with a crispy twist. These Peanut Butter Balls with Chocolate Rice Krispies are the treats you’ve been waiting for!


Do you find yourself craving a treat that’s not only delicious but also quick and easy to whip up? How about a dessert that requires no baking and is dairy-free? If that sounds appealing, then you’ve come to the right place! Here, we’re diving into the scrumptious world of Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats – a timeless classic given a delightful twist.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Dairy-Free: Ideal for those with dietary restrictions or choosing a plant-based lifestyle.
  • No-Bake: Perfect for those spontaneous dessert cravings. No need to preheat an oven!
  • Minimal Ingredients: Made with just 5 ingredients that you likely have on hand.
  • Irresistibly Crunchy and Sweet: Crunchy peanut butter melds with sweet honey, creating a texture and taste sensation.

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes (That’s right, ZERO!)
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 delicious squares


  • 1 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • 6 tbsp Honey
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups Vegan Chocolate Chips


  • Prep a Pan: Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, allowing some overhang on the sides for easy removal.
  • Combine Wet Ingredients: In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix the crunchy peanut butter, honey, and salt. Stir continuously until the mixture becomes smooth and easily pourable.
  • Add Rice Krispies: Remove the saucepan from the heat. Add the Rice Krispies cereal to the peanut butter mixture, ensuring the cereal is fully coated.
  • Set in Pan: Transfer the mixture to your prepared pan. Using a spatula or your hands (lightly wet them first), press the mixture firmly into an even layer.
  • Melt the Chocolate: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the vegan chocolate chips in 20-second intervals, stirring after each until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth.
  • Drizzle or Spread: Pour the melted chocolate over the Rice Krispies layer, using a spatula to spread it evenly.
  • Chill: Place the pan in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until set.
  • Serve and Enjoy: Using the parchment paper overhang, lift the treat out of the pan. Cut into 12 squares, serve, and bask in the compliments!

Pro Tips:

  • Want an extra peanut butter kick? Drizzle some melted peanut butter over the chocolate layer before chilling.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep them fresh and crunchy.

The Secrets Behind Perfect Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats

It’s not just about mixing ingredients; it’s about understanding them. Here are some secrets that make this recipe stand out:

  1. Quality Ingredients: Always choose the best-quality peanut butter and honey. The purer they are, the better the flavor and texture.
  2. Consistent Heat: Ensure a steady medium heat while melting the peanut butter and honey. This avoids burning and ensures a smooth mixture.
  3. Gentle Mixing: Mix the Rice Krispies gently to maintain their crunch. Overmixing might break them.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Pair with Ice Cream: Serve your treat with a scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream for an added indulgence.
  • Berry Delight: A side of fresh mixed berries complements the rich flavors beautifully.
  • Dust with Powdered Sugar: For an extra touch of sweetness, lightly dust your squares with powdered sugar before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  • Can I use smooth peanut butter?
    Absolutely! If you prefer a smoother texture, feel free to swap out the crunchy for smooth.
  • How long do these treats last?
    Stored in an airtight container in the fridge, they’ll stay fresh for up to a week.
  • Can I freeze them?
    Yes! These treats freeze well. Just ensure they’re wrapped tightly.

Wrap Up

There you have it – the ultimate dairy-free, no-bake Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats recipe for 2023. Not only is this dessert a hit with kids, but it’s also sure to be the star of any adult gathering. Easy, quick, and oh-so-delicious, it’s a recipe you’ll come back to time and time again. Happy munching!

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