No Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies

No Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies Recipe l

I feel kind of bad calling this a recipe, but these no bake cookies are too good to not share with you! These cookies came about as a result of many hot, humid days without something peanut-buttery to eat. And in this house, no peanut butter is a bad thing! I’m sure most of you have experienced or are experiencing a period of hot weather that makes baking become the last thing on your mind.

No Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies Recipe l

These no bake peanut butter crunch cookies are just what you need! Peanut butter and honey are melted with some vanilla to hold the cookie together. Crisp rice cereal and flour make up the crunch and bulk of the cookie. Stir it all together and scoop it out onto a cookie sheet. That’s it.

No Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies Recipe l

Oh, and then there’s the chocolate and sprinkles. Because let’s face it, peanut butter and crisp rice cereal aren’t the best looking ingredients! And, can you really go wrong adding chocolate and sprinkles?! Once the cookies have set, spread chocolate over the top for a chocolaty, peanut buttery cookie that can be enjoyed even in the hottest of weather!

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No Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies
Serves: 12
  • 1 C no-stir natural creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 C crisp rice cereal
  • 2 tbsp flour
For the Optional Topping
  • ½ C chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp cream peanut butter
  • sprinkles
  1. In a large microwave safe bowl, stir together peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract. Microwave for 15-20 seconds or until peanut butter is melted and mixture is runny.
  2. Stir in cereal and flour until completely coated. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. (You can start forming the cookies right away, but mixture will be very sticky.)
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  4. With a ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop out dough pressing against the side of the bowl as you scoop. Drop onto prepared baking sheet. Press down with the bottom of measuring cup or with your hand.
  5. If you want to cover with chocolate, refrigerate for another 15-20 minutes.
  6. Melt chocolate according to manufacturer's instructions. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Spoon chocolate over half of each cookie. Top with sprinkles.
  7. Allow chocolate to harden before serving.
  8. Best stored in the refrigerator if house is warm.

 No Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies Recipe l

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  1. YUM! My kids would LOVE these :)

  2. Thanks for sharing this! My kids are nut allergic so I will use sunbutter for them instead of PB. What a super fun and easy recipe! Thanks!

  3. I love this! What a fabulous way to fancy up no bake cookies!

  4. These look too nice to be no bake! YUMMY!

  5. I love this simple idea for a beat-the-heat cookie! I always love the crunch of rice cereal, so I know I would love these!

  6. These look delicious and so festive! I made cookies just like this with my girls when they were little, the only difference was I used powdered milk instead of the flour. Also, never thought to cover with chocolate and sprinkles, will have to try this next time!

  7. The topping is not optional. You gotta have the chocolate hit. That makes it over the top! Quick and easy and delish. I love it.

  8. I love no back cookies, especially ones made with peanut butter and chocolate.

  9. SUCH a smart idea!!! Love how simple but how GENIUS this recipe is-I could totally go for like…7 of these!

  10. Oh. My. Gosh. I need these in my life! And your photos are so gorgeous!

  11. I can nevveerrr have too many no-bake recipes for summer. These look perfect, and the chocolate dip just makes them seem so special!

  12. My kids would love these so much!! And we love no bake recipes at our house, especially in the summer!!

  13. These are the cutest cookies!! And I love that they are no bake. We still have the whole month of August to get through, and a cookie recipe where I don’t have to turn the oven on makes me one happy baker. 😀

  14. We’ve had a heat wave here in Oregon, and these cookies would be perfect to make since I don’t have air conditioning! Womp, womp. My daughter would love the sprinkles too!

  15. I love no bake treats especially anything with peanut butter :) These sound perfect and look so pretty with the sprinkles :)

  16. These are super creative. I bet they’d be a huge hit too!

  17. Must eat all the cookies!! :) These look super good!

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