Chocolate & Peanut Butter Crispy Bars

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling


2 dozen

Updated: Aug. 22, 2023
To make a dairy-free dessert, I created chocolate peanutty bars. My kids and their friends gobble them up. I've written about it on my blog, —Dawn Pasco, Overland Park, Kansas
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  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13x9-inch pan size)
  • 1-1/2 cups chunky peanut butter
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies


  1. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with parchment, letting ends extend up sides. Prepare and bake brownie mix according to package directions, using prepared pan. Cool in pan on a wire rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate until cold.
  2. Spread chunky peanut butter over brownies. Place chocolate chips and creamy peanut butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until melted; stir until smooth. Stir in Rice Krispies; spread over chunky peanut butter layer. Refrigerate, covered, at least 30 minutes or until set.
  3. Lifting with parchment, remove brownies from pan. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Substitute your favorite homemade brownie recipe for the packaged mix.
  • Pizza party! Spread brownie batter over a greased 14-in. pizza pan with edges, and bake at 375 degrees until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 15-18 minutes. Proceed with the rest of the recipe for a delicious dessert pizza.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 bar: 390 calories, 27g fat (6g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 234mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.