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Gramma's Rice Crispy Treats

Servings 15


  • 3/4 cup peanut butter natural
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1/3 cup dark or semisweet chocolate


  • In a medium saucepan, add peanut butter, honey, and oil. Heat over medium heat - whisking occasionally. Bring to a boil - you will see little bubbles on the sides and maybe a spatter in the center. Whisk constantly for 2-3 minutes or until the mixture thickens and starts to pull away from the pan. This is how you know it's done.
  • Remove from heat. Whisk in vanilla.
  • Stir in crispy rice, gently.
  • Line a pan with parchment or wax paper. (I used an approx. 3 x 6 pan. Or, you can press into an 8 x 8 pan and just fill half of it for a thick treat, or press into the entire pan for a thinner treat. Or, press into a bread loaf pan. You decide!)
  • Allow to cool.
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave and coat the top. Allow to harden.  (If you want to speed up the chocolate hardening process, put in the freezer for 10 minutes or so.)
  • Cut into 15 squares.


Other Thoughts:
  • Make these gluten free with gluten free crispy rice cereal.
  • Use dairy free dark chocolate to make them dairy free.
Athletes: I might have carb-ed it up for a tough week of training with these and they come highly recommended for that intention!
Healthy Eating: So often, its a texture + a flavor that you are after from an original rendition of a favorite food or dessert. These nail it both. The texture of this is chewy but crunchy + a flavor so similar to the real thing it's mind blowing.
Kids: My kids literately ate these back to back days with the original and made no comments. This seems like a win to me.