November 16, 2009

Baking Blitz: Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

You can probably see a bit of a theme here…peanut butter….peanut butter…and well, more peanut butter!! I didn’t realized I was making so many peanut butter treats until my peanut butter jar was getting pretty empty! Here one more for you, and well, like the other it’s great! I just don’t think you can go wrong with peanut butter deserts!

Rating: I give these a 4 (1 being "I'll never bake them again" and 5 being "They are now one of my favorites")

½ cup Sugar
½ cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
½ cup Butter
½ cup Peanut Butter
½ cup Rice Krispies
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Egg
1 ¼ cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt

1 cup Chocolate Chips
½ cup Peanut Butter
1 ½ cup Rice Krispies

Base: Heat oven to 350. Combine sugars, butter; beat well, until light and fluffy. Add peanut butter, vanilla, egg; beat well. Add flour, baking soda, salt; beat well. Add Rice Krispies. Press into 15’’x10’’ pan. Bake for 12-17 minutes; until golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes.

Topping: Melt on low heat chocolate and peanut butter. Stir in Rice Krispies. Spoon mixture evenly over slightly cooled bars; spread gently. Cool completely. Cut in bars.

Have any good ideas, or substitutes for this....share them, leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!!


  1. Coming over from Whisking Wednesdays. I am the Cookie Monster's grandmother and you can't go wrong with a peanut butter/chocolate combo. I like a cookie recipe that makes a lot of cookies. So glad to see this one does. Will be trying these soon. I think they will be on my Friday Finds this week.

  2. These look yummy! Will Def be trying these, thanks for sharing

  3. wow!These bars are heavenly to me.I am not afraid to try at home.thanks for sharing

  4. These look wonderful! I pinned it to my Pinterest board, so I can come back and make them someday :)

  5. I saw these linked over at Recipe Swap and had to check em out. And I'm loving your blog, so many tasty treats! I am your newest follower :)

    I also wanted to invite you over to my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)

  6. Here from Momnivore's Dilemna. This reminds me of something a friend used to make for Christmas and I always wished I had the recipe. I don't think she used Rice Krispies but oh I bet they make such a difference! Can't wait to try this Thanks for sharing

  7. Okay. It is NOT a good thing that I have all the ingredients to make those in my house right now. Those look amazing!

  8. Hi Amanda,
    This looks like a wonderful treat, we would really enjoy it. Great recipe! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

  9. Thank You for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I would love to see more of your recipes tomorrow!
    I hope to see you there!

  10. Just wanted to thank you for linking up on Whisking Wednesdays and let you know I featured your recipe this week. Hope you'll come back and link up another recipe or two this week!

  11. it says to add salt in the directions for the base but the base ingredients do not list salt. How much do you need?

  12. oh look at that! opps! 1/4 tsp salt! thanks for letting me know!

  13. I did it! I came back and made them... They turned out pretty well, but my chocolate was much crunchier than your picture. I put in 1 1/2 c rice crispies. Did I use too much?

  14. no i used that much too. i think you can sort of use as much as you want. did you use smooth or crunchy peanut butter?


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