Easy no-bake peanut butter crunch bars. I love a no-bake treat. I’ve been making protein bites or energy bites for a few years now, and sometimes I’m too lazy to make balls. Making them into bars is even easier and no less delicious.
This recipe is based on one from Dada Eats. I love the addition of lightly salted rice cakes. Total game changer! A little square makes such a delicious treat. Sweet and a little bit salty!
In case you are new here, I join my friends Cindy and Mary Ann every Sunday, and we each share our favorite finds of the week! Mine had to include these bars and a few other things that caught my eye!
The Ingredients You’ll Need to Make These Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
- Peanut butter
- Lightly salted rice cakes
- Dark chocolate chips (or your favorite kind of chocolate or a combination).
- coconut oil
- Flakey sea salt
Special Equipment Needed:
- An 8×8 pan with square edges (square edges make it easier to cut the bars).
- Parchment paper – Cut the exact pan width of two rectangles, but leave enough on the ends for overhang.
- Binder clips (optional, but it does keep the parchment paper in place).
- A heat-proof glass bowl can be used with a pan as a double boiler or in the microwave.
- Silicone spatula
No-Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
A no-bake treat that gets its crunch from lightly salted rice cakes.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 minutes
- Total Time: 23 minutes
- Yield: 24 1x
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter (or any nut butter)
- 4 lightly salted rice cakes
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 1/4 cups of dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- Flaky sea salt
- Melt the peanut butter in a heat-proof bowl over a pot of simmering hot water on the stove or you could melt it in the microwave.
- Add the honey and stir to combine.
- Mix in the crumbled rice cakes.
- Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
- Spread the peanut butter and rice cake mixture evenly on the bottom of the pan.
- Then melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil over a pot of simmering water or in the microwave until smooth.
- Pour the chocolate over the layer of peanut butter and sprinkle with a bit of flaky sea salt.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour and cut into squares. Serve cold and store in the refrigerator.
Keywords: no-bake, dessert, bars, peanut butter, chocolate
If you liked Easy no-bake peanut butter crunch bars, you might also like this recipe: Tahini Chocolate Chip No-Bake Protein Bites recipe.
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