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5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cup Rice Crispy Treats (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free)


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5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cup Rice Crispy Treats (V, GF): a tasty recipe for thick homemade rice crispy treats topped with peanut butter filling and enrobed in a coating of decadent chocolate. Made with healthy, whole ingredients. Vegan, Gluten-Free, Marshmallow-Free.


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Ingredients

Rice Crispy Treats

Peanut Butter Layer

  • 1/3 cup unsalted, natural creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour

Chocolate Peanut Butter Topping

  • ½ cup vegan chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup unsalted, natural creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with wax paper or parchment paper. Set aside for later.
  2. Make the Rice Crispy Treats: Add peanut butter and maple syrup to a large microwave-safe bowl. Whisk until well mixed and smooth. Heat in 20-second increments in the microwave until the mixture begins to dry out and reduce down/caramelize (about 4-7 rounds).* Whisk in between heating increments.
  3. Add crisp cereal to peanut butter mixture. Stir and fold until well-incorporated. Pour into the prepared baking pan. Using a rubber spatula, smooth into an even, very tightly packed layer.
  4. Chill in the freezer (about 10 minutes) while preparing the next layer.
  5. Make the Peanut Butter Layer: Add all Peanut Butter Layer ingredients into a bowl. Using a fork, stir and fold until well mixed and thickened. Remove treats from the freezer. Transfer the peanut butter mixture onto the treats. Using a rubber spatula, smooth into an even layer, making sure to carefully keep treats layer intact. Chill in the freezer while preparing the next layer.
  6. Add the Topping: Add all Chocolate Peanut Butter Topping ingredients into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in 20-second increments until melted and smooth, stirring in between each increment. Remove treats from freezer. Pour the chocolate mixture over the peanut butter layer. Using a clean rubber spatula, smooth in an even layer, tapping the pan as needed to smooth it out, or swirl the top to make it pretty!
  7. Chill in the freezer for 60-70 minutes. Mine took 70 minutes. The longer the treats are frozen, the cleaner the cuts when sliced. Remove and slice into 16 square treats. Enjoy! Storing notes below.

    Adapted from my 3 Ingredient Healthy Vegan Rice Crispy Treats .

    Try my Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats and my No Bake Chocolate Pecan Bars.


Notes

– *Stovetop directions: In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add peanut butter and maple syrup. Whisk until well incorporated. Stir occasionally, heating until this mixture begins to bubble.
– Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 week. Best on the first few days.

  • Category: Bars, Snacks, Dessert, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
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