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. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

    1. Blanche, have you ever tried say Special k or cornflakes just whatever cereal you like. i tend to use whatever cereal I have on hand as I do not like to make a special trip to the store as if you go after one thing it ends up costing you a fortune for that one thing before you get out of the store. I do everything like it says except I just whatever on the cereal and it works.

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