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If you’re tired of keto brownies and cheesecake, it may be time to expand your horizons with these delicious rice krispie” ket copycats. 

Skip the marshmallows, rice krispies cereal, and added sugar — these no-bake chocolate peanut butter rice krispie treats are your keto answer to the classic. 

Of course, we couldn’t just make plain old rice krispie treats; these sweet treats combine the flavors of chocolate and peanut butter to give a Reese’s peanut butter cup flare. 

These peanut butter rice crispy treats are:

  • Chewy
  • Crispy
  • Crunchy
  • Gluten-free 
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The main ingredients are:

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Optional additional ingredients

  • Vanilla extract
  • Sea salt
  • Sugar-free butterscotch

Health Benefits of Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

Zero Sugar

Most rice krispie treat recipes are loaded with sugar, which means a blood sugar roller coaster for you, among other issues. However, this keto-friendly version skips sugar entirely (and drastically reduces carbs), leaving you with a dessert that’s not only satisfying but clocks in at zero added sugars and only 7 grams of net carbs

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Rich In Healthy Fats

Plenty of grass-fed butter means that you’re not only getting that delicious buttery mouthfeel, but you’re also getting the added benefit of omega-3 fatty acids[*]. Since it can be tough to get enough omega-3s in your diet, you can feel good about indulging in these treats. 

Coconut oil is also a fantastic source of medium-chain triglycerides — another healthy fat — and the immune-boosting lauric acid[*]. 

Keto Peanut Butter “Rice Krispies”

Tips and Tricks

  • You can use any type of nut butter that you like, although peanut butter is the classic choice. Going for all-natural peanut butter is ideal, but make sure you stir well before you add it into the recipe because the oil may separate. 
  • If you want to make your rice krispie treats in bulk, you can freeze them for up to two months; just add some parchment paper in between the layers, so they don’t all freeze together.
  • Be sure to pack down your rice krispie treats firmly in the pan. If you don’t flatten them well enough, they may not stick together and will fall apart when you cut them into squares. 
  • If you don’t have keto-friendly granola on hand, you can make your own with some unsweetened coconut flakes, nuts, and seeds. 
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How To Make Peanut Butter Rice Krispies

To begin, line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment or wax paper and set aside.

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In a large pot set over medium heat, combine and melt butter, peanut butter, and sweetener and cook for 3-4 minutes until melted and smooth. Once melted and well-combined, turn off the heat and let cool for 5 minutes.

peanut butter rice krispies

Next, add in coconut flakes, granola, and Perfect Keto bar pieces and press and flatten this mixture into the prepared pan.

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In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate and coconut oil together and microwave on high in 20-second increments until smooth. You can also use a stovetop and gently melt the coconut oil and chocolate together.

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Pour the chocolate mixture over the bars and place them in the fridge or freezer for 20-30 minutes until set. Serve cold or at room temperature. 

 

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If you have any extras, store them in an airtight container for later.

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Peanut Butter Rice Krispies

peanut butter rice krispies

These no-bake peanut butter “rice krispie” treats are not only sugar-free, but they’re chewy, crunchy, and delicious. The perfect low-carb sweet treat.

  • Author: Corina Nielsen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes + cooling time
  • Yield: 16 squares 1x
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a large pot set over medium heat, combine the butter, peanut butter, and sweetener.  Cook for 3-4 minutes until melted and smooth.  Turn off heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in coconut flakes, granola, and Perfect Keto bar pieces.
  4. Press and flatten this mixture into the prepared lined baking pan.
  5. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in a small bowl. Microwave on high in 20 second increments until smooth.
  6. Pour chocolate over bars.  Place in the fridge or freezer for 20-30 minutes until set.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 square
  • Calories: 211
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g (7g net)
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 6g

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