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Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats - gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, EASY!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats are all the flavor of a peanut butter cup in a fun rice crispy treat form! They are quick to prep and only have 5 ingredients. A simple recipe for kids or someone new to baking to make with success. A fast solution to a delicious dessert at home or to take to a party!

Why We Love Them

These Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and so EASY! With only 10 minutes prep time and the perfect combo of peanut butter + chocolate with an almost fudge-like result, they are sure to be a hit. I have been making these since I was a teenager and do so every year for Christmas. I love that they are no-bake with minimal ingredients. 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats - gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, EASY!


  • Peanut butter – You can use unsweetened or sweetened peanut butter, whatever your personal preference!
  • Dairy-free Chocolate Chips – If you just need dairy-free, Enjoy Life Chocolate chips or chunks are top 8 allergen free and easy to find on Amazon or Walmart. If you want Paleo chocolate, we enjoy Hu Chocolate chips or gems which we get at our local natural food store, but you can also buy on Amazon.
  • Ghee or vegan butter – Ghee is butter that has had the milkfat solids removed from it. For many, it is far less inflammatory and works as a “dairy-free” option, even though it comes from a dairy product (butter). But, if you have a true dairy allergy or need a vegan option, use an equal amount of vegan butter like Miyokos.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats - gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, EASY!

  • Marshmallows – We just use traditional mini-marshmallows here (even store brand is great!). Many marshmallow brands are naturally gluten-free. However, if you have celiac, please double check your labels as they may contain trace amounts. If you need more guidance on gluten-free marshmallows, check out this blog post. I will say I have dried my favorite vegan marshamllows, Dandies, in this recipe and they didn’t not melt correctly. Let me know if you find a vegan marshmallow that works in this recipe!
  • Rice Crisp CerealTraditional Rice Krisipes have malt flavor, which contains gluten – they are NOT gluten-free. If you are celiac or serving these to someone who is, please use a certified gluten-free cereal from the list below! If you are not celiac, the amount is minimal and main stream rice crisp cereals may work for you.
Gluten Free Rice Crispy Cereals


Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
An EASY no-bake dessert with all the flavors of a peanut butter cup in a rice crispy treat.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 treats
Calories 275 kcal


  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter can sub cashew or sun butter if needed
  • 1 cup dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips we like Enjoy Life brand
  • 1/2 cup ghee or vegan butter
  • 10 1/2 ounces marshmallows
  • 2 cups gluten-free crisp rice cereal


  • Line a 8 or 9" baking pan with parchment or foil sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Put peanut butter, chocolate chips, and ghee in a large microwave-safe bowl. Mircowave for 2-2 1/2 minutes, until ghee melts and chocolate chips look glossy.
  • Stir until smooth and then stir in marshmallows. Microwave for 1 minute. Marshmallows will have expanded and be slightly melted. Stir again to mix.
  • Add in crisp rice and stir until well blended. Pour mixture into prepared pan and smooth out evenly.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Cut into 1" squares.


See blog post above for specific products we love to use for this recipe, including gluten-free rice crispy cereal options! Please note: mainstream Rice Krispies are NOT gluten-free, as they contain malt. If you are celiac or serving these to someone who is, please reference the list in the blog-post above of certified gluten-free rice crispy cereals to use instead. 


Calories: 275kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 5gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 103mgPotassium: 96mgFiber: 2gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 233IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 2mg
Keyword budget-friendly, dairy-free, dessert, easy, egg-free, gluten-free, kid-friendly
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats - gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, EASY!


  1. 5 stars
    I made these for Christmas when family was in town (father in law is dairy free), and they were a hit! Best part is how easy they were…my kind of cooking! 😂

    • WAHOO! I’m so glad you found them easy and delicious. Happy they were a hit and thanks for the review!

  2. 5 stars
    yeah these are insanely good! my auntie made them and I thought they were so good I should make them, which may have been a mistake because I ate pretty much the entire pan by myself 🙂

    • Wahoo! I am so happy you loved them and they were “can’t keep your hands off them” good!

  3. 5 stars
    Made these for a group that has gf/df needs – they were a hit! People grabbed seconds (and thirds). Simple to make, easy crowd-pleaser!

    • I’m so happy these were an easy win! WOOT WOOT for a recipe that meets those needs AND people want 2nds on. Thank you!

  4. What gluten free rice cereal do you use?

    • Hello! Here are four options, depending on what is available to you: Barbara’s Organic Brown Rice Crisps Cereal, One Degree Brown Rice Crisps Cereal
      Nature’s Path Crispy Rice Cereal, Aldi Crispy Rice. Enjoy!


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