These No Bake Clean Eating Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Bars are a play off one of the most popular recipe posts on New Nostalgia. That post is called Best Recipe I’ve Ever Messed Up has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.
I’m feeling like a proud peacock because I took the base of that recipe and came up with another delicious recipe that you are going to LOVE! These bars are to die for!
My Best Recipe I Ever Messed Up bars are like a chocolate peanut butter fudge base with oats and dried cranberries stirred in. They are wonderful, but I wanted to make an even more decadent, candy-bar-like treat.
For these Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Bars, I kept out the oats and dried cranberries, divided the base recipe into 2 layers, one with chocolate, one without, and added some crispy rice cereal to the top chocolate layer.
Clean Eating Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Bars
I made these the day after Halloween because I needed a peanut butter chocolate fix that was considered clean eating, and that would keep me out of my girl’s candy stash. These bars did the trick! I think they are even better than that one popular peanut butter chocolate bar that comes in the orange package and has a bazillion artificial ingredients and preservatives in it!
The coconut oil is a healthy fat and is a must in this recipe. If you don’t like coconut, try this recipe anyway! The coconut flavor disappears into the chocolate and peanut butter and it gives these bars a super smooth consistency. It is also the ingredient that helps the bars set up when refrigerated. Make sure you keep them refrigerated unless you don’t mind sticky chocolate!
The layers in these bars make them a feast for the eyes, but if you are desperate for a chocolate peanut butter crispy fix, you can skip the dividing and layering part and mix all ingredients together, adding the crispies last. I’ve been known to do this and have been desperate enough to not even wait for the bars to set up–in other words, yep, I ate straight from the pan.
But if you want an impressive presentation and fun little layered crispy square bites, then follow the recipe below.
Don’t forget to tell me what you think after you make them! I think you might just be hooked!
No Bake Clean Eating Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Bars aka To Die For Bars
1 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup honey (I use raw honey)
1/2 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips (regular size is fine too, this brand is my fav)
1/2 cup crispy rice (I used gluten-free)
Melt peanut butter, honey and coconut oil over medium heat while stirring.
Pour 1/2 of the mixture into a small dish–I used a 6×4 pyrex glass dish. Put in the freezer (keep it level) for about 15-20 minutes or until solid. Does not need to be frozen, just solid.
Meanwhile, add chocolate chips to the remaining peanut butter mixture in the pan, stir and let melt. Once the first layer has set up, then add crispies to the chocolate mixture and spread onto the first peanut butter layer, once that layer has set. Put into refrigerator and cut into squares when solid. Store in the refrigerator.