Healthier Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min


  • 4 cups rice cereal (I used Barbara's Brown Rice Crisps)
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 12 medjool dates (pits removed)
  • 3 T coconut oil (measure after melting)
  • water


  1. In a food processor , mix the dates with enough water so a syrup starts to form. 
  2. The syrup should be thicker, almost like a caramel.  I used about 1/4 cup water. 
  3. Once the dates are in a syrup, transfer them to a saucepan with the peanut butter and coconut oil. 
  4. Stir on medium heat just enough to soften the peanut butter and combine all the ingredients. 
  5. Once that is done, add them to a bowl with the cereal and mix until everything is well combined.
  6. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper, leaving enough paper to stick out the sides. 
  7. Pack the mixture down tight and stick it in the fridge to set. 
  8. Once it’s set, pull the bars out using the parchment paper and cut into squares with a pizza cutter .


Recipe Notes

My bars were thick. If you want a thinner bar, use a slightly bigger pan. I got 9 squares out of my batch. They should last a couple weeks in the fridge. Enjoy!

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