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Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispies

No Bake, Speedy | 22nd August 2014 | By

My mother-in-law has a penchant for Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups – well who doesn’t? So along with the chocolate marshmallow crispies I made for our trip up to the New Forest a couple of weeks ago, I also made some chocolate peanut butter crispies. The recipe for these comes from the same book, Mast Brothers Chocolate: a family cookbook and go by the name of chocolate crunch. The combination of chocolate peanut butter and crisped rice sounded too good to miss.

As everything was in US measures and I didn’t want to make the vast quantity the Mast Brothers suggested, I had to have a couple of goes at this recipe before I got it right. The first batch I made was so crumbly, I ended up with a pile of bits as soon as I tried to cut it into squares – very tasty bits, but not the easiest things to eat. I tweaked the recipe and had much better success the second and dare I say it, third time around. The combination of salty peanut butter and sweet milk chocolate is a particularly good one and these crunchy bites of delight are very hard to resist.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispies
Yields 16
These simple no-bake chocolate crispies are given additional bursts of flavour by adding peanut butter and a little honey.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 150g of 37% milk chocolate - I used G&B
  2. 40g unsalted butter
  3. 1 heaped tbsp pure peanut butter
  4. 1 tsp honey
  5. 60g crisped rice
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate in a large bowl set over hot, but not boiling water.
  2. Add the butter, peanut butter and honey. Stir until everything is melted and combined.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the crisped rice until all are covered.
  4. Spread into the bottom of an 20cm/8" silicone cake mould and leave for at least an hour in a cool place to set.
  5. Turn out onto a board and cut into 16 small squares.
Notes
  1. The longer these are left to set, the easier they will be to cut.
Adapted from Mast Brothers Chocolate
Adapted from Mast Brothers Chocolate
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Because of the predicted hot weather in August, this month’s Biscuit Barrel over at I’d Much Rather Bake Than … is all about no-bake. As it happens the month has been particularly cold. But that’s OK, no bake is always a welcome, if indulgent, treat.

Likewise Treat Petite have also chosen no bake for this month’s challenge. Hosted this month by Cakeyboi, it is hosted alternately over at The Baking Explorer.

As no baking is required and money saved from not having to turn on the expensive oven, I am sending these off to Credit Crunch Munch. This month it is being hosted by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary on behalf of Fab Food 4 All and Fuss Free Flavours.

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    bangers-and-mash.com
    22nd August 2014

    We’ve switched off our Aga for the summer so I haven’t done any baking the last couple of months and the children are not happy! This recipe though will make them VERY happy – particularly as they are both huge fans of anything containing either peanut butter or chocolate…

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      Choclette
      24th August 2014

      Well peanut butter AND chocolate has to be a winner then Vanesther šŸ™‚

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    Kate Fever
    22nd August 2014

    I am not a peanut butter fan, but my husband and my youngest son love the stuff – definitely going to make these for them! #UKBloggers

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      Choclette
      24th August 2014

      Now making something you are not keen on is a sign of true love Kate – I’m sure they will appreciate it.

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    Barefoot Mahala
    22nd August 2014

    they sound delicious. No-one in my family likes peanut butter though, except me, and I’ve recently discovered I’m allergic to nuts. I might have to give the marshmallow ones a go for the kids instead. #UKBloggers

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      Choclette
      24th August 2014

      Oh no, that doesn’t sound good news. Nuts is quite a hard one to avoid. Good luck.

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    tam
    22nd August 2014

    Yummy! I used to love these as a kid and can quite happily eat them now too : )

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      Choclette
      24th August 2014

      Yes, I think these are a treat for ALL ages. I’m just trying hard not to make some for myself because I know I’d go through them way too quickly.

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    Laura Denman
    22nd August 2014

    Crumbly or not these are immediate winners with that chocolate/peanut butter combination! I only ate some peanut butter cups yesterday but now I want some more thanks to these. Plus, those crumbly bits are chefs perks =)

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      Choclette
      24th August 2014

      Thanks Laura – you are right, these are eminently edible in whatever form šŸ˜‰

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    belleau kitchen
    22nd August 2014

    woman. you are killing me with these gorgeous treats. I too have a HUGE love for anything Reeces… maybe these are so simple to make that I won’t bother… yeah right!

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      Choclette
      24th August 2014

      Dom, I am trying so hard NOT to make any of these for us because I know we would go through them way way too quickly.

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      Choclette
      24th August 2014

      I find any sort of rice crispy type treats hard to resist, but these ones are particularly moreish Fiona.

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      Choclette
      24th August 2014

      Thanks Jennifer – they didn’t stay in one piece when bitten into, but that wasn’t really too much of a problem šŸ˜‰

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    Katie
    23rd August 2014

    Look delicious. I can’t resist peanut butter things. Shame they were a bit crumbly, but put them in a bowl and munch on them like popcorn – yum!

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    Karen S Booth
    23rd August 2014

    I am not a peanut butter lover, but M and H are, so here’s a recipe that they would both love! They look so easy to make too! Karen

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      Choclette
      24th August 2014

      Not a fan of peanut butter? Oh you strange woman Karen šŸ˜‰ Do you give in and make peanut buttery treats for the family?

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    Luca Marchiori
    24th August 2014

    Oh these take me back! They look yummy. Chocolate and peanut butter is such a devilishly delicious combination. May very well have to try. Thanks for posting.

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      Choclette
      24th August 2014

      Thanks Luca – not quite up to the sophistication of your entry, but jolly delicious nevertheless.

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    Kate@whatkatebaked
    25th August 2014

    A classic combination Choclette- no wonder your Mother-in-Law loves them- did they go down a treat (quite literally!)?

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      Choclette
      25th August 2014

      To be honest Kate, she was lucky to get any of them – it was quite a long car journey šŸ˜‰

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    Stuart Vettese
    26th August 2014

    Choclette, I don’t care if they were crumbly! I’d have gobbled them right up. Thanks for taking part in Treat Petite šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      27th August 2014

      Well it’s true, the crumbliness was their only flaw Stuart šŸ™‚

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    Elizabeth
    8th September 2014

    This is a proper nostalgic treat – love it (could go some right now!) Thanks for sharing with Credit Crunch Munch

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    Hannah
    4th October 2014

    Do you think I could make these with cornflakes instead of Rice Krispies?

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    Gin
    18th August 2015

    Wow, these sound delicious! Wish I had one right now.

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    Kath
    8th April 2016

    Bloomin heck Choc, these sound good. I WILL be making these.

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      Choclette
      8th April 2016

      They really should come with a warning Kath; I’ve made two batches already this week.

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