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Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats (No Bake + Dairy-Free)

These four-ingredient Rice Krispie Treats are made with nut butter, cacao powder and honey instead of marshmallow and refined sugar.

Get ready to dig into these mouthwatering Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats, packed with healthy fats and protein!

Using only a handful of simple ingredients, they’re easy to make and provide a much healthier spin on the classic Rice Krispies, which are typically loaded with ultra-sugary and highly refined marshmallows.

Whether you’re looking for a snack in the middle of the day, fuel before or after a workout, or a sweet treat after dinner, these Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats have got you covered!

Why Add Chia Seeds?

Not only are chia seeds naturally gluten- and grain- free, many consider them to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet.

Some benefits of this inexpensive superfood:

  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Fiber
  • Protein
  • Antioxidants
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Aid in better digestion

A Few Tips

  • These treats can be made with any nut butter of your choice, crunchy or smooth. If you have a nut allergy, we would recommend tahini or sunflower butter.
  • To keep your treats firm and crunchy, store them in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • These treats are freezer-friendly and keep well frozen for up to 2 months.
  • We’ve tried both of these rice puff cereals and found that they work great:
    • Arrowhead Mills Puffed Rice Cereal (sugar free)
    • One° Cereal Rice Crisp Brown (Our favorite! This cereal does contain a small amount of coconut palm sugar, less than 1 g per serving)

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Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats (No Bake + Dairy-Free)

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These four-ingredient Rice Krispie Treats are made with nut butter, cacao powder and honey instead of marshmallow and refined sugar. Because they’re chock-full of healthy fats and protein they’re extremely filling, making them a great mid-day or pre-post-workout snack.



Optional Addition: (added nutrients)


  1. Melt peanut butter in a large bowl. Mix in honey and cacao powder. Once combined, fold in rice crisps/puffs and chia seeds.
  2. Press mixture into an 8″ x 8″ inch baking pan. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving. Slice into squares. Enjoy!
  3. Store your Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispie Treats in the fridge, in an airtight container.


We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

Always check for FfL-friendly ingredients.


If you use extremely runny peanut butter, you may need to add an additional 1/4 – 1/2 cup of rice crisps.

For extra cacao flavor, add an additional tablespoon of cacao powder.

If making rice krispie treats as a dessert, you can melt 1/3 cup of dark chocolate and spread a thin layer on top of krispie mixture before refrigerating.

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Category: Recipes
  • Method: Too Easy

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  1. Erica

    Delicious! Super simple and such a great treat for those moments when you need something sweet. I came across this recipe and noted to buy the brown rice crisps the next time I went to Whole Foods but then I stumbled upon a version by One Degree Organic Foods (found at Publix) and was able to make them sooner!

    I used a combination of homemade almond butter (1/4 cup) and store bought peanut butter (2/4 cup) since I didn’t have enough almond butter.

    My 2 year old likes them too!


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