Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Cooling Time: 30 min
Yields: 12 to 16 servings


Peanut butter and chocolate infuse these crunchy treats, but a chocolate topping sets them apart. It only takes a few minutes to whip these up for an after-school surprise.


  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups toasted rice cereal


HEAT morsels and peanut butter in small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove from heat. Add sugar; stir vigorously until smooth.

PLACE cereal in large bowl. Add 1 cup melted chocolate mixture; stir until all cereal is coated. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Using small metal spatula, shape into 10-inch circle with slightly raised 1-inch border around the edge. Pour remaining melted chocolate mixture in center of circle; spread to 1 inch from the edge. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.

Yummy Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch

by p. patricia , LUFKIN, TX on May. 2008

This was so easy to make and soo good.I make this for my daughter she love Peanut Butter and Chocolate.Went she taken one bit of it she said that it was amazing how good it taste.The cereal is what give it the taste and crunch I love it.I definatey will be makeing it again and again.

So Good!

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Jan. 2008

I make this over and over again. I love it. I have even made it with the chocolate rice cereal! Hubby thinks it a little "too" chocolatey for him [what planet is he from?]. I just made it over the weekend, but will make again for the big Super Bowl Sunday blow-out!

Easy fun recipe

by M. Misti , GRANTS PASS, OR on Nov. 2006

This recipe is yummy! My husband loves Peanut Butter so I added a little extra and it was awesome!! I also found a slice to be too much so I did small "crunchy bites" in small cupcake papers! Cant wait for a school party I will be doing these Fun easy treats!

These are delicious!

by L. Laura , ELIZABETH, PA on Jun. 2006

Instead of making this recipe into a 10 inch circle, I dropped them from a tablespoon and made an indentation in the top as you would for a thumbprint cookie. Then I put a little chocolate in the center. They didn't last very long when I made them for a party and everyone loved them. I had to give everyone the recipe. This has become a favorite!!

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch

by P. Patricia , Derma, MS on Mar. 2005

If you are a chocoholic and a peanut butter lover, you will love this recipe. I could not believe the taste when you realize how easy it is to make. I did make it in an oblong pan to serve smaller portions as it is very rich. It didn't last long enough to tell how it is after the first day. Maybe next time...


by j. joel , FORT DODGE, IA on Feb. 2005

this was very good and even easier to make than I thought.

Easy & Simple

by S. Sue , ROCHESTER, NY on Jan. 2005

I made this last Friday as something quick for friends stopping by.They always laugh at me because they always buy something at the store,but they count on me making homemade.My friends thought I'd baked all day when I put it on the table.It was gone in minutes. I laugh inside when I realize how much fun it is to bake and it turns out just like the picture! It was another great hit! Thanks for sharing this with me.


by R. RANDI , WOODSTOCK, MD on Aug. 2004

Easy to make, and delicious. The chocolatey crunch was a hit at a neighborhood party. Next time, I'm going to try this in a rectangular pan so I can cut smaller servings.

One Delectable Dessert!

by C. Cathy , Carle Place, NY on Aug. 2004

I have made this recipe multiple times, and I love it, and so does my family. It is so easy to make, and the combination of the chocolate and peanut butter is just perfect. I once made this for my home and careers class and the consensus was unanimous; everyone loved it. This dessert is a big hit with me!

Wonderful Recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by M. Monica , St. Louis, MO on May. 2004

Very easy and taste better if you use milk chocolate chips & about a 1/4 cup more peanut butter. Guest will love this recipe!!!