Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats

These Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats are rich, sweet, crunchy, and chewy.  They sure don’t taste refined sugar free, high protein, and gluten free in the slightest!

Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats - Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats - Desserts with Benefits

Rice Krispies…   *snap, crackle, pop*

Too bad that Rice Krispies are full of salt and sugar, not to mention, high glycemic.  But if you are like me and love Rice Krispies, then the brown rice version is a godsend.  They taste like the real thing, too.  This healthy replacement goes perfectly in these Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats!  They add an awesome crunch, likable texture, and great taste.

These bars are held together by peanut butter alone, unlike similar recipes that use peanut butter and butter (but the butter is totally unnecessary, these bars stayed together very well).

Mmmm…  peeaaanut butterrrr.  A jar isn’t recycled without being scraped completely clean  😉

Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats - Desserts with Benefits

^^ Right before I gobbled up the rest of the Krispy Treat  😉

Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats - Desserts with Benefits

I am sure you have heard that dark chocolate is healthy for you.  In moderation, of course, dark chocolate can lower your LDL cholesterol and lower blood pressure levels.  Soooo, I topped off these krispy treats with chocolate!

These no-bake, low-glycemic treats are delicious.  They were gone within minutes.  I’m serious.

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^^ My makeshift piping bag

Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats - healthy dessert blog

16 treats

Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats

Healthy Peanut Butter & Chocolate Krispy Treats - Desserts With Benefits


  • Crispy Brown Rice Cereal
  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • Natural Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Liquid Stevia Extract
  • Salt
  • Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
  • No-Sugar-Added Dark Chocolate Baking Chips


You can find the full recipe and instructions in the Naughty or Nice Cookbook!


I originally wasn't going to share the recipe here because I worked so incredibly hard on publishing Naughty or Nice.  But, I understand not having a recipe here can be frustrating.  So, I'll meet you halfway...  how does that sound?  I'll show you all the ingredients I use in the recipe.  That way, you can determine on your own whether or not the cookbook is for you!

Naughty or Nice Cookbook: The ULTIMATE Healthy Dessert Cookbook – Jessica Stier of Desserts with Benefits


With love and good eats,


– Jess



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13 comments on “Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats

  1. HI! I’ve been reading your blog since you first started it and you are a GENIUS! Great photographs and great healthy (and sweet :D) recipes (though I can’t find protein powder anywhere)! These look awesome 😀

  2. What an interesting post and my goodness are your bars so very pretty!! They look like they have turned out perfecttlyyy, and im sure taste just as good 🙂

  3. Fantastic! My boys will definitely go crazy with this healthy chocolatiest rice

  4. These look great!!!

  5. Wow! These look awesome. I thought when you said these were healthier bars, it couldn’t be true–but you did it. I love the changes you made!

  6. Your opening photo is stunning! Really lovely!!

    This is my first visit to your blog – I think I’ll have a look around.


  7. I have no words for how healthy and delicious these look.

  8. Hi, love your site. I’ve been trying to be healthier and tryng o lose some pounds. I was wondering if you will incorporate nutrtion information for your recipes in the future. I’m trying to track how much i’m eating, nutrtionals would be most helpful. Thanks.

  9. Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

    I would love to make the nutrition labels, but most often they take a bit of time. I will definitely try and add them into the posts, but if I don’t, this is the program I use (I love it!)

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  11. Me and my substitutions again! I wanna make this for the boys but…
    (1) can I use vanilla brown rice protein instead of egg?
    (2) can I use chocolate whey protein instead of egg?
    (3) is there a way to use 100% cacao powder rather than dark chocolate bars?
    (4) can I use rice milk instead of soy or is that not such a good idea?

    Can’t wait to make these. My next project is non-dairy, gluten-free pizza!

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Haha no problem!
      (1) if you want to use rice protein just use one scoop rather than two
      (2) chocolate whey should work instead of egg protein
      (3) I’m not sure how powder would work instead of chocolate bars… I think it would just be best using a dark chocolate bar
      (4) rice milk should work just fine in replacing the soy
      I hope this helps! 🙂
      PS: good luck with the dairy free gluten free pizza! I’m craving me some pizza right now!

  12. Omg all of you desserts look delicious! Def will be trying one this week.

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