Delicious Eats

Crispy Peanut Butter Treats with Chocolate Chips



Note from recipe contributor, Alicia Silverstone:

These little yummies will blow your mind. Everyone– and I mean everyone–in your life will love these. You can serve them at parties, for after-school snacks, or as a regular dessert. They are also great for travel; I pack a big batch in my suitacase on most trips. Perfect for when I’m running late, have skipped a meal, or just want a dessert that won’t bring me down, these treats are awesome.


1 box brown rice crisps cereal

1 3/4 cups brown rice syrup

3/4 cup peanut butter or almond butter, preferably unsweetened and unsalted

1/2 cup grain-sweetened, nondairy chocolate or carob chips

Fine sea salt


Pour the cereal into a large bowl. Heat the syrup with a pinch of salt in a saucepan over low heat. When the rice syrup liquefies, add the peanut butter and stir until well combined. Pour over the rice cereal. Mix well with a wooden spoon.

Once thoroughly mixed and cooled to room temperature, stir in the chocolate chips. Make sure the mixture is cool, or you will end up with melted chocolate instead of chocolate chips in your treats.

Turn the mixture out into a 8″ x 8″ or 9″ x 13″ baking dish. Wet your wooden spoon lightly and press the mixture evenly into the pan. Let cool for 1 hour– if you can– before cutting into squares or bars.

YIELD: 9 to 12 squares

Recipe courtesy of Alicia Silverstone. Find even more delicious recipes like this one in her book, The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet (Rodale, 2009).

Photo credit: Victoria Pearson