Flip Flop Bars


Rice Krispie treats are one of the quickest desserts to make. And llthough we don’t eat them often since any puffed cereal is a processed food, a kid needs to at least try a rice krispie treat! 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!


Flip Flop Bars: Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

3 cups homemade marshmallows

3 Tbs peanut butter

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

4 cups puffed rice


Place 2 cups rice krispies in pot on stove. Place 1.5 cups marshmallows and the peanut butter on top. Heat just until everything is melted and combined. Press into the bottom of a greased 8 x 8 pan. Use same pot and add other 2 cups puffed rice, 1.5 cups marshmallows and chocolate chips. Heat until all melted and combined. 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.


These are still kid friendly but now adult friendly as well. Who doesn’t like peanut butter and chocolate?!

Nutritional Stats:

Calories: 81

Fat: 2.1 g

Sodium: 84 mg (4 %)

Carbs: 14.8 g

Sugar: 7 g

Protein: 1.4 g

9 responses »

    • Creamy or crunchy both work! And regular marshmallows would work just fine. There are the same number of oz in a bag of mini and a bag of large ones (10.5 oz). The recipe calls for 3 cups of minis which is half of a bag. So just use half a bag (total) of larger marshmallows too instead of using the 3 cup measurement. It would just take them longer to melt obviously.

    • yes, I like them too much…they are actually how i let cassidy try peanut butter because i didnt want to give her a nut or striaght nut butter because of choking hazards. She approved!

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