Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats

Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats

Image courtesy of Jif

Today I’m excited to share a new spin on an old classic – that really reinvents it for me. I’ve lived long enough that I’m pretty much done on crispy treat bars. They are fun and okay, but nothing that I get excited about (unless they’re warm). But a few weeks back I saw this recipe on the top of this new Chocolate Peanut Butter spread that my family has fallen in love with and knew I had to make it.

So…yesterday I whipped up a batch.

Today, the pan is empty.

They are amazing.

You need them.

Yes, you really do.

And haven’t you been good alllll day long?

Consider these your gold star sticker!

Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats

You’ll need: Crispy rice cereal*, marshmallows, margarine or butter, and a tub of Jif Peanut Butter and Chocolate Whip. 

*About the cereal – I’m a skimmer, which means I sometimes miss out on little details that might be important. In this recipe, I missed the fact that it originally called for chocolate crispy rice cereal (like cocoa Rice Krispies) so I just grabbed regular. The great thing is, these are still absolutely delicious so now I just discovered another way to be versatile :) You can get Chocolate Crisp Rice cereal if you want, or use regular like I did.

You little rebel, you!

Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats

Image courtesy of Jif

This is a close up of what you are looking for. It’s called Peanut Butter & Chocolate, but to me it really tastes more Chocolate and Peanut Butter – so I keep getting it backwards when I refer to it.

I have found this everywhere I have shopped, right near the peanut butter.

Once you find it, go ahead and buy two.

Trust me.

FYI: This post is not sponsored by Jif but I did email them and ask if I could share this recipe

and they said I could. :)

Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats

Place marshmallows and butter in a medium pot. 

Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats

 Stir over medium heat until fully melted.  

Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats

 Add in chocolate peanut butter. 

Think about that sentence a minute – chocolate peanut butter. yum!  

Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats

 Stir up really well until full melted and well blended. 

Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats

 Add in cereal. 

Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats

 Press into a greased 8×8 pan.

To make this easier, wet your hands a little bit. I just wash mine, then don’t dry them, then pat it down.

I wash my hands a lot when I’m cooking, always a good habit :)

Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats

 Frost with the rest of the chocolate peanut butter. 

If you want a thicker frosting, open that second carton I told you to buy and add a little of it, too :)

This stuff ends up tasting just like icing but it isn’t sweet sweet like icing.

That baking dish is Fire King in the Blue Heaven pattern, in case you were wondering.

Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats - image courtesy of Jif

Image courtesy of Jif


My husband doesn’t care for rice crispy bars, but he ate two of these…and went back for a third one later. Teenage son had two. Daughter and I also gave them a resounding thumbs up (I won’t tell you how many we ate but she helped me make them and spoon licks don’t count!). This is our new favorite cereal bar treat! If you love chocolate and peanut butter, you won’t be disappointed.

I LOVE the Peanut Butter Chocolate Whip as an icing, too! It’s like icing, without all of the knock-you-down sweetness. I’m gonna use it on a cake soon…

But until then, please make these!

Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats
  • 6 cups Crisp Rice Cereal (chocolate, or regular)
  • 15.9 ounce tub Jif Whipped Peanut Butter and Chocolate
  • 10 ounces mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  1. Place marshmallows and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until melted.
  2. Add in 1+1/4 cup chocolate peanut butter spread. Stir until melted and well blended together.
  3. Stir in cups crisp rice cereal until it is well coated.
  4. Press into a greased 8x8 pan and allow to cool. Frost with remaining spread.

“Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.”

~Will Rogers

Note: This post was not sponsored in any way by Jif. I just love this stuff and asked if I could share their recipe and they were kind enough to say yes :)


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  1. Kayla Butler says

    I just discovered the whipped peanut butter and chocolate on Tuesday and it has taken all my willpower to not eat the whole container at once! I saw this recipe on the container and thought it sounded good. :-)

  2. carolyn trammell says

    Good morning Christy, I love Rice Krispy Treats so this sounds great. I wish I could private message you But don ‘t know how. I have not received my Christmas Giveaway Gift. Could you email me the name of the Company that handled the fulfllment and delivery of the gifts. I think mine was a food cutter, chopper, something like that. I was so excited to have won, but disappointed not to receive it. The problem may have been caused by some modern technical glitches. Thanks. You are an inspiration to all of us.

    • says

      Hey Carolyn! Thank you so much for letting me know! Can you please reply to the email you received from me when you won? That way we can dig into it and find out exactly what the prize was, who was supposed to send it, and make sure it is sent out ASAP. If it was the food processor, there was a great demand for that model and they ended up with an empty warehouse, which caused a delay, but they should have all been received by the winners in early january. I appreciate you letting me know so I can look into it!

  3. Connie says

    Christy, these look so good to eat.

    Lisa, you can have them. just log your foods at’s free) and you can still have a treat now and then. I still do and I have lost lots of weight. It is all about balance of the foods you eat and there is no need to deprive yourself of those things you enjoy now and then.

    Christy, I have shamelessly plugged your forum, if it isn’t okay please delete. I tell everyone about because it is free(I don’t own it) and I still get to eat all the foods I love. I am learning how to balance my foods for a healthier self.

  4. Janey says

    I just happened to check my email before I left to pick up my two youngest grandchildren…….so glad I did! We made a fast trip to the store to pick up the supplies needed…and then the three of us (boys are 9 and 11) began – measuring (good math and life skills – I’m a retired Family and Consumer Sciences teacher) and waiting patiently while I melted the marshmallows and butter. We loved these bars – the boys tried one without ‘frosting’ and one with and we all voted that the bar with the ‘frosting’ is the best. Just really yummy, Christy! Thank you so much for the recipe.

  5. MARSHA G says

    I love the whipped peanut butter. I use it to dip apples, pretzels and oh my gosh I can’t believe I am admitting this but the peanut butter chocolate is AWESOME to dip potato chips in. But then I do have a thing for salty and sweet . As usual you have brought us another WINNER FROM A WINNER OF A LADY!!!!! I made your chicken stew today. It is in the 20’s in Texas but feels like 6 so the stew and a pan of cornbread slathered in butter will be so warm in the tummy not too mention delicious. I have made this stew so many times.

  6. Blanche says

    I am one of the few persons on earth that DO NOT like RC bars, but this –this just might be a perfect way to use crisp cereal, and I like the idea that is does not taste t sugary sweet, have copies recipe and there is a printable coupon out there for the spread so will get the fixings next time I shop.

  7. MARSHA G says

    Well Christy, I just couldn’t stand it longer since I had all the stuff to make these with. The only thing i did different was to put them into a sprayed mini muffin/cupcake pan and when I took them out I turned them upside down and twirled then into the whipped peanut butter then sprinkled them with some Valentine sprinkles I just happened to have. When seasonal sprinkles go on clearance I buy them and seal them into zip baggies then put the baggies in a sealed plastic box in the freezer. It works great, saves money, and I always have sprinkles as the holidays rolls around.

  8. Bev says

    Christy these look so tempting I wish I could grab one of yours. I have never seen the Whipped Peanut Butter and Chocolate. It is snowing right now or I would have been out buying some. But I will have to wait for now. Can’t wait to try them.
    I too, have to watch what I eat but it is so easy to just have one if I take the others and wrap them up and freeze.

  9. Vicky Williamson says

    These sound wonderful and so easy. I have not seen the peanut butter and chocolate, but will look for it and get a batch of these bars whipped up.
    Thank you Christy. I enjoy reading every word that you write. Keep it coming.

  10. Jan Johnson says

    Hi Christy! I saw the Jif Chocolate Peanut Butter in the store today and wondered about it. Ah Ha…now, I have an excuse to buy it! I want to tell you I am so glad to have found your website! I just smile while I’m reading it!! I am telling everyone about it, too! Keep up the wonderful work!

  11. Judy says

    These look delicious!! Chocolate and peanut butter are a family fave!! I haven’t tried the whipped Jif that you use in the recipe yet, because I know it won’t last long!! 😉 (We eat peanut butter by the spoonful as it is!!) Whip it up with some chocolate, and boy oh boy!!! lol I will surely be serving this treat up!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  12. Sheryle says

    Back when my son was young (30b years ago!), the popular treat was “Crispy Fudge Sandwiches” made with Rice Krispies mixed with melted butterscotch chips and peanut butter.. Half of that would be pressed in a 9″ pan and then covered with a layer of melted semi sweet ships and 10X sugar and than covered with the other half of the of the cereal mixture! Yum! In fact I made these as treats for Christmas gifts this year! Now I see THIS! Even though I don’t have a sweet tooth, I will make these, try a couple and give the rest to my husband…he will be thrilled, lol! I haven’t yet seen the Jiff Whips in my store…but I’ll be looking for them! Thanks Christy for the heads up!

  13. Shirley McLendon says

    What a wonderful place to think about. I haven’t had a vacation or get away in 30 years. Being a mom & thinking of others has taken all my time. I have had two deaths one my children’s father that was sick, out of the goodness of my heart I took care of him until his death; then my only sister who was 89 got sick & I cared for her for six years. This I did out of love & do not reqret for where there is a will there is a way. Since their passing I have met a special man that has brought much joy into my life. Who ever wins this special place ENJOY as I will be thinking of you. HAVE A GREAT DAY.

  14. Sammie says

    Hi Christy…I copied your recipe this morning and since I was getting out today, I bought the ingredients and made it when I got home….WOW!!! It is so good and just the sweetness, peanut butter & chocolate that I like. There’s a whole new world of Jif products out that I didn’t know about. Thanks so much for the happiness you give me with all your humor, sayings & recipes.

  15. says

    okay, this is going to sound random but I don’t know how to contact you. I was on your website which I LOVE, LOVE LOVE by the way and I love your cookbook. Love it so much I bought two for Christmas presents. Anyway, one day you mentioned a BBQ restaurant in Harvest. Can you please tell me the name of it. I want to try it one Saturday. I think it was mentioned on recipe for a cake. Thank you so much and I really do love your website. I have made many, many things out of your cookbook and I cannot wait to try this recipe. Sounds like your family loves peanut butter as much as I do.

  16. Rhonda Crumrine says

    I made these for my son and his girlfriend on Saturday. They loved them but I told him I could not make them anymore because I ate 3 squares in one sitting. Delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Barry Williams says

    I am really happy to find your great site. I am collecting a few recipes for me and my 84-year old mom to enjoy. I am no chef but I can feed us. Your simple and low-cost recipes are just what I need!

    I am with you about the hand washing. That is especially true when I am dealing with chicken. I ran into a bit of trouble with that because I have a habit of washing well but not rinsing well so my hands got really chapped. As a matter of fact, my poor thumbs got so bad I couldn’t even open a milk jug.

    Here’re my suggestions:

    First, vinyl exam gloves. Keeps meat off the hands and you won’t get it under your nails. It just makes sense because the gloves are so cheap. I get them at the warehouse club or Amazon.

    Second, forget all of the disinfectant soaps! I have a sensitivity to triclosan so I cannot use them. I use ethanol-based hand sanitizer after washing then I rinse it off. Also, get a bottle of Walmart’s own (new and improved and smells great now) baby wash and shampoo. It cleans well and gently and is perfect if you don’t necessarily rinse well like me. It also comes in a convenient pump bottle too.

    Third, use mentholated salve (think Vicks) as a balm for damaged skin. This stuff is the balm! Get it? I used it for my heels too. It is also great for treating nail fungus believe it or don’t. But I digress . . .

    I may be a man, but due to age (60) and psoriasis (under control thankfully) and not ever working with my hands, my hands are very soft. They are still rougher than mom’s though!

    Thanks Christy!

  18. Patricia Hawn says

    See, my problem is that I don’t own an 8×8 pan, so I’ll just have to double the recipe and make it in my 9×13. That’s the way it works…right? And if I put red and green sprinkles on them, I can take them to a Christmas party!
    I’ve had that Jif chocolate and peanut butter. It was like a peanut butter cup without the paper wrapper.


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