No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

A sweet, nutty crunch bar drowned in chocolate. This is a simple and easy treat that requires minimal prep and no-bake.

no-bake chocolate peanut butter crunch bars

Chocolate + peanut butter have a special place in my heart. I don’t think I go a day without consuming both of those ingredients (FACTS).

I was craving a chocolate and peanut butter treat the other day, but I wanted to just throw simple ingredients together and call it good. That’s when I present to you…these crunch bars. You really are throwing ingredients together, but that doesn’t mean you’re sacrificing taste.

If you are also a fan of chocolate + peanut butter like me, make sure to check out these favorites on the blog:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Peanut Butter Blondies

Peanut Butter Cup Muffins

no-bake chocolate peanut butter crunch bars

Why You’ll Love These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars:

Simple ingredients and easy to make. These bars only require 7 simple ingredients, including peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, puffed rice cereal, dark chocolate, and sea salt. They are then prepared in a few easy steps.

Perfectly sweet, nutty, and salty. The sweetness of these bars comes from a bit of maple syrup and dark chocolate. The addition of peanut butter and sea salt cuts through that sweetness, providing a perfect balance of flavors.

No-bake. No turning on your oven for this one. The bars are formed in a loaf pan, popped into the freezer to set, and cut into bars. They are ready to devour in no time.

Vegan and gluten-free. This recipe does not require any egg, dairy, or gluten-containing products.

no-bake chocolate peanut butter crunch bars
no-bake chocolate peanut butter crunch bars

How to Make These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars:

This recipe is simple, quick, and easy.

  1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a small saucepan, whisk together peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Cook until coconut oil is melted. Take the saucepan off the heat and whisk in vanilla extract.
  3. Add puffed rice cereal to a large bowl. Pour over the peanut butter mixture. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to combine. Press mixture into the bottom of the prepared loaf pan. Freeze for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate. Add to a microwave-safe bowl and melt in 30 sec. increments. Pour chocolate over the puffed rice layer and smooth over. Sprinkle flaky sea salt over the chocolate. Freeze for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set. Cut into bars (it may be messy, but that makes it fun).
  5. Store bars in an airtight container in the freezer.
no-bake chocolate peanut butter crunch bars

These No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars are…

  • Simple and easy to make.
  • Perfectly sweet, nutty, and salty.
  • No-bake.
  • Vegan and gluten-free.

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no-bake chocolate peanut butter crunch bars
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

A sweet, nutty crunch bar drowned in chocolate. This is a simple and easy treat that requires minimal prep and no-bake.

Course: Dessert
Keyword: dessert recipe, gluten-free, no-bake chocolate peanut butter crunch bars, vegan
Servings: 6 bars
Author: Taavi Moore
Ingredients
  • ½ cup + 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 1 ½ cups dark chocolate
  • Flaky sea salt
Instructions
  1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. 

  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, whisk together peanut butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Cook until coconut oil is melted. Take the saucepan off the heat and whisk in vanilla extract. 

  3. Add puffed rice cereal to a large bowl. Pour over the peanut butter mixture. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to combine. Press mixture into the bottom of the prepared loaf pan. Freeze for 10 minutes. 

  4. Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate. Add to a microwave-safe bowl and melt in 30 sec. increments. Pour chocolate over the puffed rice layer and smooth over. Sprinkle flaky sea salt over the chocolate. Freeze for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set. Cut into bars using a serrated knife (it may be messy, but that makes it fun). 

  5. Store bars in an airtight container in the freezer.  

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