No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispies with PB ‘Fudge’

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 28, 2011

Now this is what I call a Happy Friday.


Luckily for my little baking ‘habit’, there is always a reason to bake.

My friends have birthdays. Their significant others have birthdays. My family have birthdays. It’s December. It’s the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Eric’s coworkers hit the 3pm slump. It’s storming outside. There is an old lady down the road who doesn’t know who I am but enjoys my baked goods. Valentine’s Day. This blog. Eric. You.


This creates a sense of purpose in my life.

But don’t get me wrong, I will bake for no other reason other than just wanting to bake. And wanting to eat what I bake. Yes, I do enjoy that quite a bit come to think of it. Baking for sheer enjoyment is a good reason in itself, but it does make me happy when I have others I can bake for too.

And really, what could be better to drool over on a Friday morning when you are anxiously watching the clock, anticipating the fun weekend ahead, and planning all the delicious things that you are going to eat?


My friend Julie had a birthday get together last night and she is a huge chocolate and peanut butter fan. When she heard that I made Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter she made a double batch that very same day, as well as a Dark Chocolate Almond Butter batch for good measure. Her love for chocolate and peanut butter is quite intense. Obviously, I made the girl a chocolate peanut butter dessert and the end result was so fantastic, I wished it was my birthday. Only 3.5 months to go…



No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispies with PB Fudge

Like a chocolate rice crispie square amped up and packed with crispy, chewy goodness. The chocolate peanut butter fudgy ‘frosting’ is the perfect compliment to this not too sweet dessert.

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Inspired by Joy of Baking.

Yield: 16 squares.


  • 1/2 cup all natural peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup sifted cocoa powder
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp kosher salt, to taste
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal (I use GF Nature’s Path)
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted peanuts (optional, but adds a nice texture)
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy chocolate chips


Dark Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter ‘Fudge’:

This is adapted from my Chocolate Peanut Butter.

  • 1 cup all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut + coconut for sprinkling (optional)



1. Line an 8 inch square pan with 2 pieces of parchment paper going each way.

2. In a medium sized saucepan, stir together the peanut butter, brown rice syrup, vanilla, and almond milk together over low-medium heat. Once combined, slowly add in the sifted cocoa power and the kosher salt. Stir over low heat being careful not to burn.

3. Mix in the 3 cups of rice crispies and remove from heat. Now add I the 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and optional peanuts. stir well. Spread this mixture into the square pan lined with parchment paper. Press down firmly and evenly. Place in the freezer for at least 10 minutes to firm up.

4. Meanwhile, make the Dark Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter by melting the 1/2 cup chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small bowl in the microwave for 30-60 seconds. Be careful not to burn. Now stir in the 1 cup peanut butter, 1/3 cup coconut (optional), and kosher salt to taste. Mix until completely combined.

5. Remove the pan from the freezer when firm to touch and spread on as much of the Dark Chocolate PB ‘fudge’ as you prefer. I think I used about 3/4-1 cup. Sprinkle with coconut if desired.

6. Place in the freezer for 45-50 minutes until firm (yes it takes longer to firm up than you think!). Cut into squares and enjoy! Store in the freezer or fridge.


I’m obviously really into the no-bake (i.e. fast and easy) treats lately so I tried to come up with something that would fit the bill, but still make a show-stopping and drool-worthy dessert for any birthday girl.


The peanuts are optional in this recipe, but they provided a nice texture in the squares.


The first thing you do is mix together the vanilla, brown rice syrup, peanut butter, and almond milk over low-medium heat on the stovetop.


Now add in the kosher salt, sifted cocoa power, and peanuts. Stir well until smooth.


Add in the 3 cups rice crisp and the 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Oh yeaaaaa.


Scoop into your square pan and spread out.


Place in freezer for about 10 minutes to firm up.

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Meanwhile, on the ranch…


Make the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter! I had some leftover in the fridge so I just softened it in the microwave for about 25 seconds or so and then stirred.


However, if you are making it from scratch, it is very quick…

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Melt chocolate. Stir in the remaining ingredients. EASY!

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I also added in some shredded coconut for a fun texture in this fudgy frosting.

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Once the square mixture is firm, pour on your desired amount of fudgy frosting. I think I used 3/4 cup or so.


Spread the goodness all around.

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Now place in the freezer, uncovered, for 45-50 minutes to set.


Remove from pan and cut into squares.

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Dear me.


Quality control.


I had no idea how these were going to turn out, but I was blown away. These are one of my favourite desserts to ever cross this kitchen. You can get creative with the ingredients too. It might be fun using Dark Chocolate Almond Butter and chopped almonds, or other mix ins like raisins, walnuts, or pecans too!

Or what about White Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter? Mmm.


I ended up saving a square for Eric and after he tried it he said if we weren’t already married he would have proposed to me upon first bite. bahaha.


I think I know what dessert I’m making him for Valentine’s Day now!

These squares would go perfectly with my Choco Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa too…

P.S.- Don’t forget you have until Feb. 7th to enter my Valentine’s Day recipe contest. =)

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{ 166 comments… read them below or add one }

jenna January 28, 2011 at 10:43 am

you kill me!!! these look freakin amazing, angela!! I can’t wait to get home and test them out! :) yayayayayaya it’s friday! have a great weekend!


Andrea B. January 28, 2011 at 10:43 am

Yum Yum YUM!! Can’t wait to try these out this weekend!!


Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans January 28, 2011 at 10:43 am

These look so good. The combination of chocolate, krispies and peanut butter it to die for!


Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete January 28, 2011 at 10:44 am

These are so adorable!!!

I love any type of rice krispie/crunch treat. Oh and the use of PB and chocolate means I will love it too :)

Have a great weekend!


bree marsh January 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

hey! i started reading your blog about a month ago, when i embarked on my “almost vegan” experiment! i got a lot of great tips, thanks! your food pics are beautiful! i am trying to get my pics to start looking better! i also think your kitty is gorgeous! when you have a second check out my food blog, i recently revamped it! thanks for the inspiration!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

Thanks Bree :) I will check out your blog!


Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn January 28, 2011 at 11:01 am

Ohhhhh my goodness, I can’t wait to try these!! It’s Indulgence Friday over at my bloggity blog, and this looks like the perfect way to celebrate! :)


Liz @ Blog is the New Black January 28, 2011 at 11:03 am

I don’t know what to say… as always, this recipe sounds amazing! The pics are beautiful… I have to make this NOW!


Katie January 28, 2011 at 11:04 am

Ahh!! My mom used to make something similar to these all the time, but they were more peanut buttery than chocolatey. I miss them. And her. Who knew a post about chocolate rice krispie squares would get me all choked up and sentimental?


Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow January 28, 2011 at 11:04 am

Um hello I think I would have proposed to you on the spot if I was given a square of that gloriousness. Though I imagine my husband wouldn’t approve. :)

These look AMAZING lady! You have out done yourself.


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 28, 2011 at 11:05 am

I do!


Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow January 28, 2011 at 11:15 am

You + me + dark chocolate peanut butter will have a gifted life!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 28, 2011 at 11:27 am

only if I can bring Dark chocolate almond butter too ;)


Ally (oatsandspice) January 28, 2011 at 11:07 am

Wow Angela, these look AMAZING! I can’t wait to test them out!


Alex @ Healing Beauty January 28, 2011 at 11:08 am

I love no-bake recipes…they are so easy and delicious! Have a good Friday!


Joslyn @ missfitbliss January 28, 2011 at 11:09 am

You have completely outdone yourself with these! I am so excited to try them!!


[email protected] knackfornutrition January 28, 2011 at 11:10 am

Oh my goodness those look scrumptious. Every time you post, I want to run to my kitchen and start baking!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 28, 2011 at 11:11 am

Happy Friday indeed! Personally, I’d be content with just a tub of the dark chocolate peanut butter!


Lisa @ Healthy Diaries January 28, 2011 at 11:13 am

Angela, these look amazing and I know they will be after I make them! I plan on making these for my hubby on valentine’s day. It’s our first valentines as a married couple! :)


Allison @ Food For Healing January 28, 2011 at 11:15 am

my oh my! those look awesome. might have to try making those when i get back home from holidays, just in time for V-day, id even just make them for myself for valentines haha


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 28, 2011 at 11:29 am

yes you should!


Amanda (Eating Up) January 28, 2011 at 11:16 am

These look unreal! You are a baking genius!


stacey-healthylife January 28, 2011 at 11:17 am

That is a happy Friday, yum.


Erin January 28, 2011 at 11:19 am

Oh. My. Goodness. These look amazing! My boys (5 1/2 and almost 4) I love to make treats together. I love your no-bake recipes because they can really get in there and help. We had lots of fun making your rice crispie balls (both kinds!), and I know they will love this one too. Thanks for another winner!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 28, 2011 at 11:28 am

Aww that is cute…I hope they enjoy these ones too!


Erin January 29, 2011 at 10:40 pm

My boys and I had a blast making these together tonight. We made a double batch because they will make great treats for my busy little ski racers :) I’m enjoying 1/2 of one right now (they’re very rich) and it is absolutely divine. Definitely a keeper!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 29, 2011 at 11:16 pm

So glad you enjoy them! They are really fun. :) I can’t wait to try different combos of nuts, dried fruit, etc. The sky is the limit!


Natalie @ Will Jog For Food January 28, 2011 at 11:23 am

Those look SO delicious…love anything that’s choclately, peanut buttery, and crispy :)


Katy (The Singing Runner) January 28, 2011 at 11:24 am

Looks fantastic. I seriously need to make these and get myself a man. ;)


Nicole (I have trouble with forward motion) January 28, 2011 at 11:26 am

Wow! You’ve topped those almond butter balls for me! I’m making these this weekend…but most of them will be stashed in the freezer as there’s no one to eat them but me since hubby doesn’t have a sweet tooth.


Emily January 28, 2011 at 11:33 am

Mouthwatering! I totally want to lick the spoon. All of the spoons. And the bowls.


Emmanuelle January 28, 2011 at 11:33 am

Can I lick my computer screen? These look delicious!


Therese January 28, 2011 at 11:35 am

Way to go, Angela! Three days left of January and you go and bomb my “No Bake January” goal.

Although, they aren’t actually “baked” goods…


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 28, 2011 at 11:38 am

haha this recipe totally falls through the cracks!


Ari @ ThE DiVa DiSh January 28, 2011 at 11:37 am

Oh my goodness! SO wierd I made something like this yesterday, and then you post this recipe today! Yours looks AMAZING =] I think I may have to whip up a batch! =]


Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood January 28, 2011 at 11:37 am

Those look amazing! :)

I love Valentines’ Day; just one more holiday to bake goodies for others and for ourselves ;)


Felicia (a taste of health with balance) January 28, 2011 at 11:41 am

o my. these look amazing, but if you said they’re the best that ever crossed your kitchen then they must be seriously GOOD! i love baking for others too it brings me such joy :) but these i might have to keep to myself..


megan @ blackberries for jam January 28, 2011 at 11:42 am

You are my hero.


Runeatrepeat January 28, 2011 at 11:46 am

This makes for a very very Happy Friday! Looks delicious :)


Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) January 28, 2011 at 11:46 am

I feel like I say this everytime… BUT, those pb choc crispies look AMAZING! I haven’t had breakfast yet and it is making my mouth water! You’ve done it again!! (I think I say that a lot too LOL but I mean it!) you’ve got skillz :D


Genevieve January 28, 2011 at 11:47 am

These look great! Do you think these would work without the brown rice syrup?


Caitlin @the permanent life January 28, 2011 at 11:52 am

I can no doubt think of a happier friday! You are a baking GENIUS Angela, someone to be admired for sure! Have a great day!


Lily's Health Pad January 28, 2011 at 11:53 am

Oh my. Making these next week. I love that they are no-bake. And they look rather simple.


Moni'sMeals January 28, 2011 at 11:55 am

Happy Friday is right! wow, These would be gone in 5 mins in my house. Chocolate and P Butter are my favorite combo. :)


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

Oh drool. That’s all I can say about that.


Rochel @ barefootandcooking January 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

You may not have the slightest clue who I am. But, I now consider you my new best friend. THANKS!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm

lol…that made me smile!


VeggieGirl January 28, 2011 at 12:01 pm

OOOH these look amazing!

By the way, Angela – I had a dream last night that you and I went shoe-shopping :D


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm

haha that’s cute! :) I love shoes. What kind did I get?


[email protected] Stepping to the Brightside January 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm

woweeee! i’m assuming these taste as good as they look. almost TOO GOOD!


Keri January 28, 2011 at 12:09 pm

My birthday is next week , if you want to send me some ;)
just kidding :)


Lauren at KeepItSweet January 28, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Yet another recipe of yours that I need to try!!! You never disappoint:-)


Tar January 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I now believe in LOVE at first sight!


LauraJayne January 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm

These look amazing – if they were in my house, they wouldn’t last a day!


[email protected] Sweet Life January 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Oh heavens. WOW.


[email protected] Sweet Life January 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Oh heavens. WOW.


[email protected] Sweet Life January 28, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Oh heavens. WOW.


Amber K January 28, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Oh my gosh, those look fantastic! It sounds gross, but your website always makes me drool! ;)


Valerie @ City|Life|Eats January 28, 2011 at 12:34 pm

These look amazing :)


Junia @ Mis Pensamientos January 28, 2011 at 12:35 pm

this looks delicious!!! wow!


Darcy @ She Sings at the Table January 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Oh my goodness–I’ve found my weekend project! I’m totally with you on loving excuses to bake–my school has a charity auction in October and I donated monthly delivery of baked goods for the rest of the year…just to have more excuses to mess up my kitchen :)


Bronwyn Coyne January 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Wow. You’re making me way too hungry just reading this. I’m gonna make this, yep. Gotta do it.


Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit January 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I nearly died when I saw these.

I’m totally with you – I love baking for others. I have so many leftovers of the recipes I play around with over the weekend that I always bring in batches of treats for my colleagues on Monday mornings. They have come to expect it, haha just this past Monday one of them brought in a 4L tupperware container and stocked up. I guess it shows they like it, and that’s what it’s all about!


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Those look incredible!!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 28, 2011 at 1:04 pm


Out of curiosity, how many jar of nut butter do you go through in a month? :)

P.S. I made your apple pie oatmeal for breakfast today and thought it was eating actual pie. My stomach thanks you.


Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} January 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Wow Angela, you have outdone yourself! Again. :-)


AGS January 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I dream of my next free weekend. . . and the making/eating of this recipe. Maybe, just maybe, a lucky husband (and, later, office) will get this for Valentine’s Day.

Meanwhile, you have me in some suspense related to your “Delicious Dinner Recipe On Its Way – January 28, 2011” photo.


Bridget January 28, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I love the way you showcase your recipes. The pictures are always phenomenal! I can’t help but drool everytime haha!

peanut butter + chocolate = WIN!


Kris | January 28, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Love these bars! I make something very similar with Quinoa Puffs….now tell me that doesn’t just up the protein ;)

I tell ya your family and friends are very lucky to have you baking for them :)



Teresa January 28, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Well I’ve found my dessert to take to my friends’ superbowl party!!


Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 28, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Oh wow- these look amazing!!! I love no-bake things like this :D


Sophia @ Raven Waves January 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm

These look so delicious!! My boyfriend would love them!


Ashley January 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Ummm, WOW!! I can tell I would absolutely love the texture of these. Niiiiice work girl :)


Amy January 28, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Ooh these look delicious!! I will have to make them in the near future… Chocolate and peanut butter are heavenly together, and I definitely miss rice crispy treats!!


Kasey @ thisbodyismyhome January 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Angela, these look amazing! I can’t wait to try them. A little while ago one of my friend’s said to me that rice krispies were her favourite dessert, to which I replied that I didn’t like them at all (silly me). I guess I hadn’t had one in awhile because I was hooked after she made me taste one. I’m sure these would strengthen my newfound love of them :)


Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy January 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm

For some reason, I’ve been craving rice crispy treat bars, and as soon as I saw your first photo I knew I had to make these ASAP! I’ve got a MAJOR craving now!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 28, 2011 at 1:34 pm



Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) January 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm

oh. my . goodness


Kacy January 28, 2011 at 1:46 pm

AMAZING! Like no bake cookies… but way better. Yum.


Marjie January 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm

YUMMO! Never thought to use that roller thingy to flaten out bars. Bet it would work on granola bars too!


Heather January 28, 2011 at 2:18 pm

These look amazing … your recipes just keep getting better and better! The boys would love these and better yet there are lots of steps they could do themselves to help make them (rather than just the usual licking of the spoon & bowl!). Thxs!


[email protected] January 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Daahhhh! Those look like they belong in Rocky Mountain Chocolate’s display window or somethin’! Great presentation~


Laura @ Starting Out Fit January 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm

These totally just brightened up my gloomy friday!!! I think I may have just drooled a bit on my keyboard…. :S


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Oh man…no bake means these are ALL too easy!!!!! You have to make your recipes harder; otherwise, I’m WAY too tempted to make them!!!! :-D


Erin January 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm

These look awesome!! I’ve been wanting to start making my own nut butters — what kind of food processor do you have?


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 28, 2011 at 4:11 pm

I have a 12 cup Kitchen Aid Food processor :)


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm

ive been posting about rice krispy treats, butterscotch rice krispy treats, special k bars which have a PB + karo syrup base, vegan choc frosting, marshmallow butterscotch treats…basically those things…make my world go round :)


pretty much…you have used my favorite food groups and made something amazing which is on my to-make list!! and it’s no bake….Score!



hihorosie January 28, 2011 at 3:31 pm

oh my goodness. you must know i love pb. and chocolate. and the two together.


Carlee January 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I gurantee you I will be making this this weekend. Yum!


Ashley M. [at] (never home)maker January 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm

YUM! Angela. I can’t wait to make these. YUM!


Heather (heathers dish) January 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Oh gosh I could TOTALLY go for 20 of these right now…yum!


Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Yes ma’am that would make for a very happy Friday!!


Justeen @ Blissful Baking January 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm

What a fantastic recipe!! Peanut butter and chocolate are a delicious match made in heaven!


Baking 'n' Books January 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I’m still trying to come up with a good recipe! Do you need the recipe exact – or is an “idea” okay?

I wish I could just bake to give to others and enjoy it…I DO enjoy it and love it – but I don’t have many people to give it to…then I end up eating it all…and yet I trudge on in hopes of just bakin’ and bookin’ one day…

Such a moron ;)


Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter January 28, 2011 at 5:12 pm

My “Desserts” folder in my bookmark is filled with all of your recipes! Here’s another recipe to add :)


[email protected] January 28, 2011 at 5:12 pm

That looks SO yummy!


Gen January 28, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Oh goodness! This looks amazing!!!!! You seriously bake the best food!


Amy @ purewellnessamy January 28, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Oh my gosh – my stomach is rumbling now! These look awesome!


[email protected] January 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm

I am now craving these..hmm let’s check and see what I need to make them!?!?


Laura January 28, 2011 at 6:03 pm

So I know this may be sacrilege, but I wonder, how would you make them non chocolatey? Like a rice crispy breakfast bar. I picture the peanut butter, brown rice syrup, and maybe dried cherries or cranberries with chopped peanuts, but then would that be enough flavor without the melted chocolate chips and cocoa powder?


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 28, 2011 at 7:03 pm

I’ll have to keep these in mind for if I ever want to get a marriage proposal out of a guy. ;)


bitt of raw January 28, 2011 at 7:27 pm

AMAZING!!!!! if you sold these I’d be ordering one right now.


Zandra January 28, 2011 at 7:37 pm

This recipe is really making me drool, my husband and son (and I) will love it. However, I was wondering what I could sub for the brown rice syrup? I am not vegan and have both honey and agave syrup on hand. I wasn’t sure if one of those would add too much sweetness though? I’ve tried the brown rice syrup before and didn’t think it was very sweet.


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 29, 2011 at 9:39 pm

You could probably substitute another liquid sweetener (maple syrup, agave, or honey) although I am not sure it will hold together *as* well but Im sure it will still work if you keep them chilled. :) Goodluck!


Audrey January 28, 2011 at 8:28 pm

I think I just died. These look like heaven in edible form. Yuuuuumm!


Hannah January 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I just wriggled around on my seat with excitement! I’ve made vegan peanut butter crispy treats before but didn’t add chocolate to the mix, and nor did mine have frosting. Dear This Recipe: Get In My Belly! :D


Jackie January 28, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Of course, I read this recipe and raced to the health food store to buy the ingredients I was missing (rice cereal and brown rice syrup). Just made them but substituted almond butter for peanut butter and didn’t use the coconut (I love coconut, but my kids don’t). I can’t wait to try them after dinner. I LOVE everything you make. Tomorrow I’m going to try the Vegan Mac & Cheese again (last time I used too much pasta and it was dry). Next week, I’m trying the Lentil-Walnut loaf. You never ceased to amaze me with your creativity..totally inspires me! btw, just made homemeade almond butter for the first time last week. soooo great. no added oil either, but it could have been creamier. next time i will process even longer. thank you!!!!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 29, 2011 at 9:38 pm

thanks Jackie, Im glad you enjoy it! Also, I actually doubled the sauce in the updated mac n cheese recipe too…I found it a bit dry, so now it has extra sauce and we enjoyed it much more. I hope you do too!



Anna Crouch January 28, 2011 at 11:27 pm

Is it very obvious that most women’s favorite foods are chocolate and peanut butter…and what we like even better is if they are combined??! Glorious!! I’m definitely going to buy the ingredients I need to make these puppies! Then proceed to hide them in the freezer so my husband never finds them :)


Kristin January 29, 2011 at 8:07 pm

I made these with homemade pecan butter yesterday. They were fantastic and just the thing I needed for my post run refuel. Thanks for your consistently excellent recipes and your interesting posts.


Lizz @ Leading the Good Life January 29, 2011 at 10:23 pm

holy moly, those look great! you are a good friend. :)


Madeline January 30, 2011 at 2:23 pm

My sister and I have been following your blog dying to try a recipie. She is hooked on the green monster smoothies and I have more of a sweet tooth! I tried this with agave nectar as opposed to brown rice syrup- and found that it did not taste too sweet like I was afraid off. I really enjoyed this recipie, it was simple and quick!

I think I am going to try this again- but try to incorperate bananas. I was a little overwhelmed with the peanut butter icing (not to say that it wasnt delicious!) but my peanut butter ending up having kind of a roasted and burnt taste, (could be the brand I chose..) But I think bananas in this recipie would be a great experiment!

thanks! xoxo


Becky January 31, 2011 at 9:50 am

I made these PB Chocolate Crispies this weekend – holy smokes, are they fabulous! My omni husband ate one and said it was wonderful. When I told him they were vegan, he said, “That doesn’t seem right.” He doesn’t really believe that vegan food can be delicious, no matter how much of it I make for myself. He just focuses on the “yucky” veggies and “weirdo” grains – little did he know that there are some fabulous desserts, too! Thanks to you, Angela, I think he may eat the rest of them!


Becky January 31, 2011 at 9:51 am

I forgot to add – I didn’t have any coconut oil, so I used vegetable oil instead for the frosting. Minor swap and they were still fab!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 31, 2011 at 1:51 pm

‘that doesn’t seem right’ HAHAHA!!!!! love that


Jennifer @ January 31, 2011 at 12:20 pm

These make me wanna become a vegan, for real.


Shelley January 31, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Oh my gosh, two of my absolute favorite things are peanut butter and chocolate!! I cannot wait to make this recipe (what a fun dessert for a super bowl party).


Catherine January 31, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Thanks for this recipe – made them over the weekend and they were so tasty! Pretty easy and fast, too. The omnis thought they were quite delicious, too :)


Jenny January 31, 2011 at 6:34 pm

hey this looks incredible. I wanna make them for my boyfriend for valentine’s day !
but do you think agave can we substituted for brown rice syrup?
and regular vegetable oil for coconut oil? because they are all i’ve got on hand


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 31, 2011 at 7:43 pm

In my experience agave doesn’t hold together as well as BRS…my advice would be to make sure you keep them chilled in the fridge so they do not fall apart. :) Veg oil could probably be used too…just note that the flavours will change and I’m not sure how this will impact the overall taste. Goodluck!


Kim February 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you Angela!!!!!!!!!! I made these yummy treats last night and was overwhelmed by their richness yet healthiness….or at least that’s what I told myself :) My boyfriend is a huge PB and chocolate fan so these will be a winner!!!! Have a wonderful day :)


Jules February 4, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I went on a vegan fast for 3 weeks to kick the year off and I love your blog! I just made these today and they are soooo good and very rich! Thanks for all the recipes!


Mae February 6, 2011 at 11:10 am

I made these tonight, and they were great! I used ingredients that I had on hand, and I’m not vegan, so I used Karo syrup and regular milk and omitted the coconut, but these were still amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe.


Jodi February 7, 2011 at 5:40 pm

I made these last night, in addition to the no-bake peanut butter cups. They were both AMAZING! One thing I noticed – that the PB “fudge” on these chocolate crispies – there seemed to be more on mine than how it looks in the picture. Nonetheless, they were delicious and were devoured. I loved how light they were due to the rice cereal, and they weren’t a heavy dessert, but still packed a lot of flavor!


May Cookie Co. February 7, 2011 at 10:56 pm

What a fun recipe! I like the simplicity – and LOVE the chocolate and peanut butter involved.


Erin February 8, 2011 at 11:24 am

Hey Angela,

I just wanted to let you know that I brought a container of these to my Entrepreneurs’ Organization forum meeting yesterday (6 carnivorous guys + me), and they were a huge hit! The guys know I’m vegan, but were blown away by how good these were. I think I’ll start bringing treats to our monthly meetings and look forwrd to surprising them with more of your awesome recipes :)


Trish April 19, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Just mixed up a batch of these… I didn’t have chocolate chips, so I used chocolate peanut butter… And I’m skipping the frosting this time cuz it’s late and I want to eat them before bed. :) (yeah, I’m not 39 weeks pregnant or anything.) They look fab, I’m just waiting for them to cool enough to cut!


Emily May 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm

My husband’s last day at his current job is tomorrow and I’m making these for a cookout they’re having. Neither of us are vegans, but there are a handful of vegans at his workplace, so I wanted to make something everybody can enjoy. I can’t wait! And I will definitely be on the quality control team before these leave our house tomorrow morning! :-)


Nancy May 22, 2012 at 11:10 am

When should I add the peanuts? I think sentence 3 is missing a word, following: Now add…………


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 22, 2012 at 1:01 pm

You add it in just after the chocolate. Thanks for catching that! I fixed it.


dee June 24, 2012 at 8:51 pm


i really like those square u made, but i was wondering if i can completely omit 1/2 cup non-dairy chocolate chips while make those square or do i have to substitute with some other ingredient?
for making Dark Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter ‘Fudge’: can i not use 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips instead i can use milk or semi sweet chocolate chip or whatever you think best, my son does not like dark chocolate nor he like tooooo chocolaty stuff… many of your recipes have chocolate chips… well one by one i am going to try all of your recipe with tons of question :) sorry to bother you in advance

thanks for doing such a great job


dee June 24, 2012 at 8:58 pm

will honey work instead of brown rice syrup?


Emily E. August 8, 2012 at 8:46 am

Made these last night with part honey and part maple syrup…delicious! Two of my non-vegan friends even emailed for the recipe this morning! Thank you!


Jenny August 21, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Made these today! I used cashew butter instead of peanut butter for both the base and the fudge by accident (it took me that long to realise I had the wrong nut butter jar), but they still turned out beautifully. (The downsides of storing homemade nut butters in almost-identical jars…) These bars are delicious! Perfect summer treats thanks to the “no-bake” aspect. Thank you, Angela! :)


Cassie September 18, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Out of everything of yours that I have made, these will always be my favorite. Well done! I love your recipes!


katie October 11, 2012 at 7:33 pm

these look great! is there anything i can substitute the brown rice syrup for? would coconut oil work or wrong texture?


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2012 at 9:00 am

Hey Katie! I haven’t tried anything else in this recipe, but keep in mind the brown rice syrup is the binder here. If you eat honey, that could work too since it’s so sticky. goodluck!


Ashley October 24, 2012 at 5:37 pm

These are fantastic! :) I made them without the ganache first and thought they were great but when I made a bit of ganache to put on one tonight I realized they were over the top! Thanks for another great recipe!


Janice October 26, 2012 at 12:28 am

Love the recipr but is there any way you can post the recipe and instructions so I can print them without the pictures?


Terri December 16, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Hi. I made these today and they taste absolutely amazing but my crisp rice are soft not crispy. Any idea why this happened??????


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 17, 2012 at 9:42 am

Hi Terri, The rice crispies do soften a bit but I dont think I would call mine soft. I wonder if it was a bad batch? Did you modify the recipe at all?


Anastasia January 28, 2013 at 1:10 am

Hi, they look amazing!
Cant wait to make them!
Just a quick question though, where can I find brown rice syrup? Or can I omit it? Or substitute it with something else? Please reply.



Angela (Oh She Glows) January 28, 2013 at 10:18 am

If you eat honey you can use that probably, also coconut nectar may work!


Tara February 24, 2013 at 11:59 am

OMG!! These are delish! I used corn syrup for the brown rice syrup. Thank you for this wonderful blog…you have made going gluten free so much easier by providing me with such healthy and delicious options!


Alyson April 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm

I made these last night in celebration of my paragone cleanse being over and wow! I brought them into work and everyone loved them :)

I used organic honey because I couldn’t find brown rice syrup, no peanuts and I cut the PB down in the fudge to 1/2 a cup.

I am now making a list of your recipes I want to tackle! Great site! Thank you.


Zoe Abreder May 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

These were goood… (but not as good as the crispy twix bars!) I didn’t add as much brown rice syrup to the square as recommended, and so mine were a little bitter dark chocolate tasting. My advice is follow Angela’s recipe! :)


Michelle June 17, 2013 at 2:39 pm

These look amazing! Can you sub Cacao Powder for the cocoa powder… and not “sift”??


Ish June 26, 2013 at 8:16 am

Can I use cacao powder Instead of
Cocoa? If so should I be using the same amount?


Chris Fryatt July 19, 2013 at 7:47 am

Hi Angela, love your website & so glad I found it. I made the No bake Peanut Butter
Chocolate Crispies last night – so delicious, my son & his friend couldn’t believe they
were from a healthy recipe. I made them for my daughter who like you had been suffering
some stomach issues. They turned out perfect until I started cutting them up. The first row was fine & after that the Crispies on the bottom started breaking up – can you tell me what
you think I can do to prevent that from happening next time. I even purchased some of your
Kitchen tools including the two- ended roller which I used to flatten the mixture in the pan.

Thanks for any help you can give me. Chris


Christy December 11, 2013 at 8:35 pm

We have just made this our new favorite oh she glows chocolate peanut butter recipe – will be making 3 batches this week – thanks!


Megan Lanae December 16, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Hi Angela!
I know this is an older, technically Valentines Day recipe, but it is one of my favourites to make for the Christmas season!
I didn’t have any brown rice crisp on hand so I used (brown paper bag) popcorn instead!
Thank you for all the beautiful, delicious recipes! Cannot wait for the cookbook.


Jenny Duffy December 25, 2013 at 9:06 am

I just made these this morning to take to a family get together today for Christmas. They turned out wonderful and were so easy to make. Thank you for another great tasting vegan recipe!


Jennifer B.T. January 14, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Call me crazy but… I hate, hate, hate peanut butter. And the combo of peanut butter and chocolate is even worse. Why ruin wonderful chocolate by adding something as discussing as peanut butter. I know I am a lone in this. In fact, my family loves the combo. This does look delicious. I will be making them soon for my family but I think I’m going to try them with almond butter for myself. Thank you for another amazing recipe. Many blessings.


rachel February 4, 2014 at 1:41 pm

hi! these look amazing! you store them in an airtight container and they are fine? reason i’m asking is cos i’m planning to send them in the mail. do you think they will hold up? sans frosting maybe?


sylvie March 4, 2014 at 11:17 am

j’aimerais avoir le site en Français s.v.p.


Christina Patrekar June 11, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Love love love your site follow it everyday. I am allergic to peanuts need a substituting nut. Please help


Lauren August 28, 2014 at 9:34 am

Oh Gods, these look amazing! I’ve been reading your recipes all afternoon – I have so many random food intolerances I have a really hard time working around them. These look fantastic – they’re next on my list, I tried the 5 ingredient wraps the other day, and they were amazing :D

You should have another recipe book just for baked goods!

Lauren xx


Katie September 11, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Making these for the second time in less than 3 weeks. They are like eating a chocolate bar. I served these to a group of vegan skeptics, and they have all asked for the recipe. Amazing!


Aoife September 20, 2014 at 1:33 pm

The flavor of these was on point but unfortunately the crispies went chewy-soggy! So sad. Made a double batch but will try get through them! Anyone have any tips?


Melissa November 20, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Crazy CRAZY good. “thiff if weawy vegan an gwuten fwee?” (husbands question with a mouth-full of one of these amazing squares.)


Alex M January 28, 2015 at 8:24 am

I’ve made these twice and they taste wonderful, especially with salt flecks sprinkled on top! However each time I made them, the day after I put them in the fridge, the cereal inside got soggy. What could I be doing wrong?


hailey March 5, 2015 at 11:18 am

Hello! great recipe! I made it last night for my boyfriend, however the crisp rice I used turned really chewy/soggy, I am not sure what I did wrong, I followed the recipe and instructions. Maybe could it be that I used brown crisp rice cereal? Taste was great, but the texture made them inedible


Carol May 19, 2015 at 1:38 am

These look amazing but do you think they would work with any other kind of nut butter?


Cath July 8, 2015 at 12:49 pm


these really look scrumptious, and I will try the recipe as is, however, I’d also like to make a batch for a friend who is allergic to coconut. What can I use to replace the coconut oil? I’ve tried replacing it in another recipe with vegan margarine, but the chocolate became hard.

Does anyone have a suggestion?


Haley Colpitts January 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Hi Angela! I have made these before and absolutely love them, but I had a question. I want to make these for a friend who only eats maple syrup and honey for sugars. I wondered if the brown rice syrup could be replaced with either of those? Do you think it could work? Thanks so much for all your amazing recipes! You have been such an inspiration for my whole vegan journey :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 29, 2018 at 10:00 am

Hi Haley, Aww thank you for your kind words! :)
From my experience, brown rice syrup is the only liquid sweetener that’s sticky enough to bind squares and bars, so while I do think you could swap maple syrup or honey, I think the squares would likely fall apart.


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