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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!

No Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies Recipe l

No Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies

Yield: 12 no bake cookies


  • 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

  • 1/2 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 1/4 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.

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 No Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies Recipe l

Jocelyn@BruCrew Life

Friday 8th of August 2014

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

Laura Dembowski

Saturday 2nd of August 2014

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


Friday 1st of August 2014

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


Thursday 31st of July 2014

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!

Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

Tuesday 29th of July 2014

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. :D

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