4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Crispy Squares

Peanut Butter Crispy Squares
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN
Total Time: 6 min
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 1 min
Servings: 12 (1 square each)

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

136 calories
5g fat
21g carbs
3g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 (1 square each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 13g  
Includes 12g Added Sugars 24%
Protein 3g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 86mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Who doesn't love peanut butter? These peanut butter crispy squares taste like the rice crispy squares that you ate as a kid, but they are prepared with ingredients that are better for your body.

When choosing peanut butter for this recipe, check the label for added salt, sugar, and oils. The healthiest peanut butter is made just with peanuts. Combined with honey and whole grain crispy brown rice cereal, this healthy dessert can satisfy your sweet tooth without extra ingredients that you don't need.


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup unsalted creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups crispy brown rice cereal


  1. Line an eight-inch square pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium saucepan, heat honey to a gentle boil. Boil for one minute, then remove from heat.

  3. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Gently fold in rice cereal until completely coated.

  4. Press mixture into prepared pan. Let cool until firm. Cut into 12 bars.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

To make these treats vegan, use maple syrup or brown rice syrup in place of honey.

Try using almond butter or cashew butter in place of peanut butter.

If you can't find peanut butter made only with peanuts, grind your own at the grocery store. Many health food stores provide a station that allows you to do so.

Cooking and Serving Tips

Quickly add the peanut butter and cereal after the honey boils, as it will harden as it cools.

Store in an airtight container on the counter.

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