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Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispies – Salty & Sweet Crunchy Delights

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispies

No Bake, Quick Recipes | 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 goes by the name of chocolate crunch. The combination of chocolate peanut butter and crisped rice sounded too good to miss.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispies

Everything in the book is in US measures and as 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 of my chocolate peanut butter crispies 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 – The Recipe

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispies

These simple no-bake chocolate crispies are given additional bursts of flavour by adding peanut butter and a little honey.
Prep Time10 mins
Setting Time1 hr
Total Time10 mins
Course: Afternoon Tea, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crisped rice, honey, milk chocoalte, no-bake, peanut butter
Servings: 16 squares
Author: Choclette

Ingredients

  • 150 g 37% milk chocolate - I used G&B
  • 40 g unsalted butter
  • 1 heaped tbsp pure peanut butter
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 60 g crisped rice

Instructions

  • Melt the chocolate in a large bowl set over hot, but not boiling water.
  • Add the butter, peanut butter and honey. Stir until everything is melted and combined.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the crisped rice until all are covered.
  • Spread into the bottom of a 20cm/8" silicone cake mould and leave for at least an hour in a cool place to set.
  • Turn out onto a board and cut into 16 small squares.

Notes

The longer these are left to set, the easier they will be to cut.
Adapted from Mast Brothers Chocolate

 

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 chocolate peanut butter crispies 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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38 Comments

  1. bangers-and-mash.com

    22nd August 2014 at 8:13 am

    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 at 12:12 pm

      Well peanut butter AND chocolate has to be a winner then Vanesther 🙂

      Reply
  2. Kate Fever

    22nd August 2014 at 8:40 am

    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 at 12:13 pm

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

      Reply
  3. Barefoot Mahala

    22nd August 2014 at 8:51 am

    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 at 12:15 pm

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

      Reply
  4. tam

    22nd August 2014 at 1:23 pm

    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 at 12:16 pm

      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.

      Reply
  5. Laura Denman

    22nd August 2014 at 2:07 pm

    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 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks Laura – you are right, these are eminently edible in whatever form 😉

      Reply
  6. belleau kitchen

    22nd August 2014 at 2:52 pm

    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!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      24th August 2014 at 12:19 pm

      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.

      Reply
  7. Fiona @ London-Unattached

    22nd August 2014 at 5:08 pm

    oh memories of childhood there for sure. They look an improvement on normal chocolate ricecrispy cakes

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    • Choclette

      24th August 2014 at 12:21 pm

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

      Reply
  8. Jennifer Ferris

    22nd August 2014 at 7:53 pm

    These look wonderful and not at all crumbly!

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    • Choclette

      24th August 2014 at 12:22 pm

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

      Reply
  9. Katie

    23rd August 2014 at 6:03 am

    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!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      24th August 2014 at 12:23 pm

      Now that is a fantastic idea Katie – munchies here I come!!!

      Reply
  10. Karen S Booth

    23rd August 2014 at 1:05 pm

    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 at 12:24 pm

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

      Reply
  11. Luca Marchiori

    24th August 2014 at 4:07 pm

    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.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      24th August 2014 at 6:02 pm

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

      Reply
  12. Kate@whatkatebaked

    25th August 2014 at 1:05 pm

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      25th August 2014 at 7:27 pm

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

      Reply
  13. Stuart Vettese

    26th August 2014 at 3:42 pm

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      27th August 2014 at 9:15 am

      Well it’s true, the crumbliness was their only flaw Stuart 🙂

      Reply
  14. Michaela Kenkel

    27th August 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I love rice Krispy treats, and these with the chocolate and peanut butter sound amazing!

    Reply
  15. Elizabeth

    8th September 2014 at 4:18 pm

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

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    • Choclette Blogger

      4th October 2014 at 10:01 pm

      It really is a piece of nostalgia Elizabeth, but a very tasty one 🙂

      Reply
  16. Hannah

    4th October 2014 at 9:41 pm

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

    Reply
  17. Gin

    18th August 2015 at 6:36 pm

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

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    • Choclette

      19th August 2015 at 1:06 pm

      You know what? I rather wish I had one now too 😉

      Reply
  18. Kath

    8th April 2016 at 12:54 pm

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

    Reply
    • Choclette

      8th April 2016 at 1:07 pm

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

      Reply
  19. Emma Cooper

    12th August 2016 at 7:33 am

    I can see why these are popular! I must make some for Ryan, he’s a fan of chocolate and peanut butter too 🙂

    Reply
    • Choclette

      12th August 2016 at 1:19 pm

      I’m sure he will love them, the trouble is in trying to limit your intake!

      Reply

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