Rice Krispie treats are one of the quickest desserts to make. They are no bake and only require a microwave. However they kind of just taste like pure sugar without much flavor. My mom used to make something called a flip flop bar when I was younger. It was a peanut butter chocolate rice krispie treat but it was very dense, incredibly rich, and based on corn syrup. I recreated it in a lighter, but still delicious, recipe. And its nice not to have to use an oven and heat up the house but still have a delicious dessert!
Flip Flop Bars: Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
3 cups mini marshmallows
3 Tbs peanut butter
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
4 cups rice krispies
Place 2 cups rice krispies in microwave safe bowl. Place 1.5 cups marshmallows and the peanut butter on top. Microwave for 1 minute. Check. Microwave in 30 second increments until marshmallows are melted. Stir it all together. Press into the bottom of a greased 8 x 8 pan. Use same microwave safe bowl and add other 2 cups rice krispies topped with 1.5 cups marshmallows and chocolate chips. Microwave for 1 minute. Check, then heat at 30 second increments until melted. Stir it all together then press down on top of peanut butter layer.
Let cool then cut into 16 squares.
For an allergy free version use sunbutter in place of peanut butter and gluten free brown rice krispies.
These are still kid friendly but now adult friendly as well. Who doesn’t like peanut butter and chocolate?!
Fat: 2.1 g
Sodium: 84 mg (4 %)
Carbs: 14.8 g
Sugar: 7 g
Protein: 1.4 g