Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites | Butter Baking

Some days are lazy. Relaxed. There’s time for baking pies. There’s rain trickling down the windows. It’s cold outside and something freshly baked and warm is all you need.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites | Butter Baking

Other days are not so. You’re busy, running around, and there are errands that need to be done. Or it’s hot outside and you want something sweet but the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven.

So if any of that sounds like you, these chocolate peanut butter bites are going to be right up your alley.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites | Butter Baking

This recipe is no-bake. Simple, melt-and-stir and easy, it takes no time. It has only seven ingredients, and has no potential of driving you crazy.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites | Butter Baking

It makes little bites that are kind of like peanut butter cups, with a little crunch from the cereal. And you totally can’t go wrong with anything chocolate and peanut butter.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites | Butter Baking

The original recipe makes them in bars, but I had just bought a new mini muffin pan, and thought it would be cute to make them little bites! They’re so perfect to box up nicely and give as pretty little gifts.

And depending on what cereal you purchase, these can be made gluten free too!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites | Butter Baking

PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE BITES
 
Ingredients
  • 110g unsalted butter, melted (1/2 cup)
  • 140g peanut butter (1/2 cup, 5 oz)
  • ½ cup crushed rice bubbles or cornflakes
  • ½ cup rolled oats, finely ground in the food processor
  • 1 cup icing sugar (powdered sugar)
  • ⅔ cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
Method
  1. Crush your cereal (you will need about 1½ cups) in a food processor. Once it's crushed, measure out ½ cup.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter and peanut butter. Add the crushed cereal, oats and icing sugar, and stir well to combine.
  3. Press about a teaspoon of mixture into the bases of a 24 hole non-stick mini muffin pan.
  4. Place chocolate chips and peanut butter in a bowl and microwave in 30 second bursts, until melted and combined, stirring between each burst.
  5. Pipe or spoon the chocolate mixture over each little peanut butter bite.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before inverting the pan and enjoying. Makes 24 little bites.
  7. Happy baking!

Adapted from Peas and Thank You.

58 Thoughts on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Bites

  1. Sharan on July 18, 2013 at 4:57 pm said:

    Hi! I’m pretty new at baking and i wanted to ask if you can you use Nutella in the recipe as a substitute for the chocolate mixture? Thank you, love your blog!

  2. Peanut butter drool….love it…..so simple :)

  3. These look absolutely delectable!

  4. Yum! These look amazing.

  5. These are so cute! Sometimes bite-sized quick treats are exactly what life needs! Question: did you use a silicone muffin pan or did they pop out of a regular pan nicely?

    • Hi Elizabeth! Thanks! I know – bite-size stuff is so cute and perfect to pop in your mouth! Used a regular non-stick mini muffin pan and they popped out just fine! :-)

  6. Barbara on July 20, 2013 at 8:17 am said:

    Can I ask you what icing sugar is? Powdered sugar maybe? Would love to make these tomorrow! Thank You!!

  7. Jane on July 21, 2013 at 7:03 am said:

    Hi I love the look of the peanut butter bites, can you tell me if it is smooth peanut butter or crunchy, same goes for the salty caramel bites, thanks very much

  8. These are too adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. They look so good! I would love to swipe a few of these! :)

  11. Can I please have one? (or 10?!) You know me with chocolate and peanut butter :-)

  12. What a great snack for when you are having that intense peanut butter and chocolate craving that I know I have often!

  13. Hi there! May I know what kind of cornflakes you use? Can it just be the Kellogg’s original cereal one? Many thanx in advance :)

  14. what are rice bubbles, are they rice krispies cereal?

  15. Hi Kate, do these need to be stored in the fridge, or can they be kept at room temperature? I’m going crazy for dessert with peanut butter at the moment!

  16. Hi Natasha, do these need to be stored in the fridge, or can they be kept at room temperature? I’m going crazy for dessert with peanut butter at the moment!

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  18. are you using natural peanut butter? or sweetened PB?

  19. What do i do if I Don’t have a food processor?

  20. These sound so yummy and perfect! :D Now this may seem like a silly question but bare with me as i’m new to baking! Would it matter if I used a silicone muffin tray as opposed to a metal one? x

  21. These are a new favourite in our house! This time I substituted the butter for coconut oil…. Yum!!!!! :-)

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  23. Can’t remember how I stumbled upon this, but def a keeper! Did you use semi-sweet choc chips? And would you recommend adding cinnamon into the bottom layer? Thank you!

    • I think I used milk chocolate for these! But it’s up to you. And use a block, not chocolate chips – they’re great for cookies but have something in them to stop them losing their shape, so avoid when possible.
      As for the cinnamon. With peanut butter? I wouldn’t, but it’s up to you :-)

  24. Minty on March 6, 2014 at 1:42 am said:

    Hi there! Sorry to add another question to the pile … I’m interested in making these but don’t have a food processor. How do you think it would do with whole oats, or is there substitute I could use? Thanks!

    • Eeep don’t think they’ll work with whole oats! Try crushing up something like rice bubbles or cornflakes? You can crush them by hand and they should do the job. Enjoy!

  25. sweetdoll on April 7, 2014 at 2:43 am said:

    can we make this with paper cups…..without a muffin tray

  26. Are oats actually gluten free?

    I remember having to get rid of my oats because they had gluten in them?

    • Hi Jessie, you can buy gluten free certified oats. There’s no gluten in oats, but may be some remnants from the factory that produces them, hence the need for a certification to be sure :-)

  27. Corn flakes and rice krispys both contain gluten. Just and FYI for everyone.

    • There are always gluten free varieties available, such as puffed quinoa or rice, hence the line “And depending on what cereal you use, these can be made gluten free too!”

  28. Looks like a great recipe and I just have a quick question. Is the 1/2 cup measure of oats before or after you have ground them?

  29. Rebekah, I use a half a cup of oats before grinding them :-) Natasha I have said before but will say again, I LOVE these things! ! Made a load for a friends son’s birthday yesterday and all the mum’s were asking for the recipe!! Thanks again! (I would eat them every day if could) hehe x

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