Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats

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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

Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats is a new spin on an old classic - that really reinvents the over-done traditional rice krispie treats.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, peanutbutter
Servings: 4
Calories: 316kcal


  • 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


  • Place marshmallows and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until melted.
  • Add in 1+1/4 cup chocolate peanut butter spread. Stir until melted and well blended together.
  • Stir in cups crisp rice cereal until it is well coated.
  • Press into a greased 8x8 pan and allow to cool. Frost with remaining spread.


Calories: 316kcal
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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. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

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