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Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Cake Bars

My sweet take on the popular chocolate peanut butter rice cake! Rice cake bars created with one of life's most perfect duos - chocolate and peanut butter.

This is a picture of a pan of chocolate peanut butter rice cake bars. There's a silver pan filled with rice cake pieces covered in peanut butter and drizzled in chocolate. There are pieces of flaky sea salt on top.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Cake Bars

You've seen it, I've seen it... thank you FoodTok for another delectable recipe: a chocolate peanut butter rice cake. I loved the idea but wanted to put my own sweet spin on things. You can see the results in these rice cake bars!

I opted to crumble the rice cakes and do a sort of mashup between a rice crispie and the now-famous chocolate peanut butter rice cakes. After mixing everything together, pop them in the freezer and in about 30 minutes to an hour you'll be really thankful you decided to throw these 5-ingredient bars together!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Cake Bars ingredients

Here is all you need:

  • rice cakes
  • peanut butter
  • dark chocolate
  • coconut oil
  • flaky sea salt
This is a picture of a pan of chocolate peanut butter rice cake bars. There's a silver pan filled with rice cake pieces covered in peanut butter and drizzled in chocolate. There are pieces of flaky sea salt on top.

Substitution ideas

  • Peanut butter: If you're nut free or not a peanut butter fan, use your favorite nut butter alternative.
  • Chocolate: If you're dairy-free or vegan, use a vegan chocolate.

How to make chocolate peanut butter rice cake bars

  • Crumble the rice cakes into small pieces and put into a large bowl.
  • Place the peanut butter into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, until slightly melted. Stir.
  • Pour the melted peanut butter over the rice cake pieces and stir, until mostly coated (it will not be completely coated).
  • Spread the rice cake pieces evenly into a 9 x 9 pan.
  • Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted.
  • Pour the chocolate over the rice cake pieces, drizzling everywhere.
  • Sprinkle with flaky sea salt.
  • Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes - 1 hour. Break into pieces and enjoy!
This is a hand holding up a piece of a chocolate peanut butter rice cake bar. There is rice cakes held together and covered in peanut butter. They are drizzled with chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt.

How to store chocolate peanut butter rice cake bars

Store in the fridge or the freezer in an airtight container. Enjoy whenever you're feeling snacky!

Are rice cakes a healthy snack?

Rice cakes are known to be a "diet culture" snack and honestly, by themselves, I'm not the biggest fan. I love the crunch but on their own, they just aren't filling or interesting.

Because rice cakes are basically puffed rice and air, they don't provide many nutritional benefits. I usually use rice cakes as a vessel for other nutritious foods, making my own delicious rice cake snacks.

To answer the question: rice cakes can be a part of a healthy nutrition plan! However, you probably aren’t going to conquer your health goals by eating only rice cakes. Get creative with these snacks, and use them to fuel your adventures!

I love dressing up my rice cakes and adding all sorts of toppings to them. Berries, avocado, chocolate, goat cheese....there are so many ways to make rice cakes into a delicious and nutrient-rich snack.

What tastes good on rice cakes?

Rice cakes are so versatile and crunchy. There are so many options of what to add to your rice cake to make it either sweet or savory.

Some of my favorites are peanut butter and banana, avocado and red pepper flakes, or strawberries and yogurt. Get creative and add some of your favorite toppings and see what you can come up with!

This is a picture of a pan of chocolate peanut butter rice cake bars. There's a silver pan filled with rice cake pieces covered in peanut butter and drizzled in chocolate. There are pieces of flaky sea salt on top.

More rice cake recipes

  • Puffed Rice Cake Snacks: Check this blog post out for 4 different recipes of rice cake snacks. Sweet, savory, they're all there and they're all delicious.
This is a picture of a pan of chocolate peanut butter rice cake bars. There's a silver pan filled with rice cake pieces covered in peanut butter and drizzled in chocolate. There are pieces of flaky sea salt on top.
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3 from 2 votes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Cake Bars

My sweet take on the viral chocolate peanut butter rice cake! Rice cake bars created with one of life's most perfect duos - chocolate and peanut butter.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate peanut butter, chocolate rice cakes, rice cake bars
Servings: 6
Calories: 237kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Ingredients

  • 6 rice cakes
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • flaky sea salt

Instructions

  • Crumble the rice cakes into small pieces and put into a large bowl.
  • Place the peanut butter into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, until slightly melted. Stir.
  • Pour the melted peanut butter over the rice cake pieces and stir, until mostly coated (it will not be completely coated).
  • Spread the rice cake pieces evenly into a 9 x 9 pan.
  • Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted.
  • Pour the chocolate over the rice cake pieces, drizzling everywhere.
  • Sprinkle with flaky sea salt.
  • Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes - 1 hour. Break into pieces and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g
Recipe Rating




Joanna Barna

Friday 8th of December 2023

Used chocolate rice cakes 10/10

Mary

Friday 24th of November 2023

Did you make it with plain rice cakes or flavored ones?

Jordan Smith

Sunday 26th of November 2023

I used plain rice cakes for this recipe. However, you could use flavored if you wish!

Elle

Friday 28th of July 2023

My son was very excited for me to make this snack for him! Unfortunately it didn't hold together and was just a crumbly mess. I may try tweaking the ingredients and see if I can make it work.. I do like that it's rice based not puffed wheat, or rice krispies!

Jordan Smith

Tuesday 8th of August 2023

Hi Elle, I'm sorry this didn't work out for you! I will say, I have noticed that different brands of peanut butter and syrup can make a difference on the "stickiness" of the sauce to the rice cake crumbles. If you make this again, feel free to adjust the combo of those items so it works for you!