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Lightened Up Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

These Lightened Up Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats make for an easy no bake chocolate peanut buttery treat- made with only 6 ingredients! These are DELISH-and are a healthier alternative to the classic Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treat-using honey instead of corn syrup!

Makes 16 bars 

What Ingredients do I need to make these Lightened Up Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats?

  • Peanut Butter-any nut-butter can be used in this recipe. I like to use Better’n Peanut Butter which is 3 personalpoints for 2 Tbsp or American Dream Nut Butters “Butter My Cup” which is-1 Tbsp-2 personalpoints or 2 Tbsp-5 smartpoints. I don’t recommend using powdered peanut butter in this particular recipe- the peanut butter is used as a binding and the Rice Krispies will have a difficult time binding to the powdered peanut butter unless it is mixed with butter. 
  • Honey– used as a substitute for corn syrup. Honey is used as a binding agent and helps the peanut butter stick to the cereal and add sweetness to the bars. You could also use pure maple syrup as alternative to honey, if desired. 
  • Pure vanilla extract ⁣- for flavor and sweetness
  • Crispy rice cereal– I use Kroger brand Rice Krispies. You can also use gluten-free Brown Rice Crispy Cereal but any crispy rice cereal would work.
  • Sugar free chocolate chips-I use ChocZero milk chocolate chips. I LOVE  ChocZero no sugar added milk chocolate chips or Lily’s milk chocolate no sugar added chocolate chips.  These two brands are my absolute favorite and have NO bitter aftertaste. ChocZero products are sweetened with a special monk-fruit formula that adds just enough sweetness without the sugar. If you prefer dark chocolate you can substitute the milk chocolate for Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips, Stevia Sweetened, with no added sugar.  You can find those HERE on Amazon.  
  • Sea salt ⁣⁣or sprinkles- for garnish
     

Where can I buy ChocZero no sugar added milk chocolate chips?

You can purchase these no sugar added milk chocolate chips online HERE.

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What low point peanut or nut butter do you recommend?

Well, my two favorite whipped peanut butters Jif Whips and Peter Pan 1/3 less fat whipped have both been discontinued-but I have since found a few other brands that I LOVE!

This Better’n Peanut Butter Peanut Butter is only 100 calories, 3 smartpoints for 2 Tablespoons, 4 grams of protein, and is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Palm Oil Free, and Kosher.

You can find it online on Amazon HERE.

 

The other brand I LOVE and RECOMMEND is American Dream Nut Butters. These nut butters are low in points and are amazing!!  I have loved the every flavor! 

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American Dream Nut Butter PersonalPoint Values-Almond Butters:

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  • Mint Chocolate Dream-1 Tbsp-2pp/ 2 Tbsp-5pp
  • Cinnamon Toasties– 1 Tbsp-2 pp/ 2 Tbsp-5pp 
  • Birthday Cake-1 Tbsp-2 pp/ 2 Tbsp-4pp
  • Confetti Cake Pop-1 Tbsp-2 pp/ 2Tbso-4 pp
  • Vegan Cookie Batter-1 Tbsp-2 pp/ 2 Tbsp-4pp
  • Just Plain Nutty Almond Butter-1 Tbsp- 3pp/ 2 Tbsp-6 pp

    American Dream Nut Butter PersonalPoint Values-Peanut Butters:

  • Chipwreaked- 1 Tbsp-2 pp/ 2 Tbsp-5 pp
  • Butter My Cup-1 Tbsp-2 pp/ 2 Tbsp-5 pp
  • Cookie Batter-1 Tbsp-2pp/ 2 Tbsp-4 pp
  • Grandmas Peanut Butter Fudge-1 Tbsp-2 pp/ 2 Tbsp 4 pp
  • Breanne’s Blend Cookie Batter- 1 Tbsp 2pp/ 2 Tbsp- 3 pp
  • Gimme S’more– 1 Tbsp-3 pp / 2 Tbsp-5 pp
  • White Chocolate Pretzel– 1 Tbsp-2 pp/ 2 Tbsp-4 pp
  • Monster Cookie– 1 Tbsp- 2pp / 2 Tbsp- 5 pp
  • Just Plain Nutty Peanut Butter-1 Tbsp-3 pp / 2 Tbsp-5pp
  • Double Stuffed and Fluffed– 1 Tbsp-2pp/ 2 Tbsp-5 pp

You can only purchase American Dream Nut Butter online HERE! I promised you, it’s worth the price!

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How do I make these Lightened Up Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats?

Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper so that two ends hang over the edges.⁣⁣

In a small saucepan, combine honey and peanut or nut butter. 

Cook over low heat, stirring until mixture is smooth.⁣⁣

 Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract until combined.

Add the crispy rice cereal to a large mixing bowl.

Pour peanut butter mixture over the cereal.

and stir until cereal is completely coated.

Transfer to prepared baking pan and press mixture firmly into pan.

Place pan in freezer for 15 minutes.⁣⁣

While bars are setting, melt chocolate chips and 1/2 tsp peanut butter using a double boiler or in a microwaveable bowl for 10 second intervals, stirring in between.⁣⁣

Remove pan from freezer and pour chocolate on top. Smooth with a spatula or spoon.

Sprinkle with sea salt or sprinkles, if desired. 

Place bars in freezer for 1 to 2 hours.⁣⁣ Once the bars have set, slice into squares.

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week or freezer for up to 3 months. 

 

Ingredients: 

Directions:⁣⁣

  • Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper so that two ends hang over the edges.⁣⁣
  • In a small saucepan, combine honey and peanut or nut butter. Cook over low heat, stirring until mixture is smooth.⁣⁣
  •  Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract until combined.
  • Add the crispy rice cereal to a large mixing bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over the cereal, and stir until cereal is completely coated.
  • Transfer to prepared baking pan. Press the cereal mixture very firmly into pan.
  • Place in the fridge or freezer for 10-15 minutes.⁣⁣
  • While bars are setting, melt chocolate chips and 1/2 tsp peanut butter using a double boiler or in a microwaveable bowl for 25 second intervals, stirring in between.⁣⁣
  • Remove pan from freezer and pour chocolate on top. Smooth with a spatula or spoon.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt or sprinkles, if desired. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes before placing bars in the freezer to set.
  • Place bars in freezer for 1 to 2 hours.⁣⁣ Once the bars have set, slice into squares.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week or freezer for up to 3 months. 

Makes 16 bars 

5-6 PersonalPoints™ per bar* depending on the peanut butter you use

 *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. 

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan. 

*The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Yield: 16

Lightened Up Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Lightened Up Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

These Lightened Up Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats make for an easy no bake chocolate peanut buttery treat- made with only 6 ingredients! These are DELISH-and a healthier alternative to the classic Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treat-using honey instead of corn syrup!

Autor: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rice cereal 
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract ⁣⁣
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter- I like to use Better n’ Peanut Butter or American Dream Nut Butter butter my cup
  • 5 oz. or 140 grams sugar free chocolate chips ⁣⁣- I like to use ChocZero no sugar added milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp peanut butter - I like to use Better n’ Peanut Butter or American Dream Nut Butter cinnamon toasties
  • Sea salt ⁣⁣or sprinkles, for garnish

Instructions

    1. Line a 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper so that two ends hang over the edges.⁣⁣
    2. In a small saucepan, combine honey and peanut or nut butter. Cook over low heat, stirring until mixture is smooth.⁣⁣
    3. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract until combined.
    4. Add the crispy rice cereal to a large mixing bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over the cereal, and stir until cereal is completely coated.
    5. Transfer to prepared baking pan. Press the cereal mixture very firmly into pan.
    6. Place in the fridge or freezer for 10-15 minutes.⁣⁣
    7. While bars are setting, melt chocolate chips and 1/2 tsp peanut butter using a double boiler or in a microwaveable bowl for 25 second intervals, stirring in between.⁣⁣
    8. Remove pan from freezer and pour chocolate on top. Smooth with a spatula or spoon.
    9. Sprinkle with sea salt or sprinkles, if desired. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes before placing bars in the freezer to set.
    10. Place bars in freezer for 1 to 2 hours.⁣⁣ Once the bars have set, slice into squares.
    11. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week or freezer for up to 3 months. 

    Makes 16 bars 

    5-6 PersonalPoints™ per bar* depending on the peanut butter you use
    *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

Smartpoints: GREEN/BLUE/ PURPLE: 5 smartpoints per bar if using Better n’ Peanut Butter or American Dream Nut Butter or 6 smartpoints per bar if using regular peanut butter 

Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Amount Per Serving Calories 124Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 245mgCarbohydrates 19gNet Carbohydrates 15gFiber 4gSugar 6gProtein 2g

Do not use the WW nutritional calculator to calculate points. The nutritional calculator does take zero point food ingredients into consideration and will not be accurate. Personal Point values and nutritional information is estimated and calculated using the brand of ingredients listed in the recipe. PersonalPoints values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients used and depending on your customized zero point foods list.

Jill

Sunday 15th of August 2021

How do you get the chips to melt without adding any liquid? I put in a full teaspoon of the American dream nut butter and it still wouldn’t melt well. I had to add more than a tablespoon of light margarine. That really jacked the calories and macros up, unfortunately.

Shawn Stevens

Friday 16th of April 2021

This looks great. Do you think it would work using PB2?

Davenda Viers

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

I’m so sad about the whipped peanut butters being discontinued!!! I loved Jif and then moved to Peter Pan and have had trouble finding it lately. Now I know why....what’s the deal with these companies?

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