Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Kit Kat Crunch Bars using just one bowl, 5 ingredients and less than 2 minutes! This quick and easy snack or dessert is naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free and can be made sugar free!
The original no bake chocolate peanut butter crunch bar recipe has set off a trend and it ain’t stopping. The first was the paleo version of it and now? I merged two popular candy bars in one to create the ultimate no bake treat to satisfy any sweet tooth!
Many years ago, there used to be only one kind of kit kat- The original. Several years later, the ever popular kit kat crunch bar came into the picture, and it soon became one of my favorites.
Kit Kats are unique candy bars, as they have a chocolate wafer in the center. When I was creating this recipe, I didn’t want to use wafer cookies, as every packaged brand I saw contained multiple variations of sugar and a slew of other ingredients. I wanted to keep this recipe simple, so the thought of developing a homemade wafer biscuit went out the door.
I needed to narrow down a cereal or clean eating cookie which could resemble the texture of a kit kat and remembered one of my all time favorite snacks of all time- Chex Mix.
For those who don’t know what Chex mix is, it’s a combination party mix of Chex cereal with fun additions- Candy, peanut butter, nuts, fruits and well…anything. On its own, the Chex cereal provides a wafer-like consistency, without any of the added nasties in the original cookies.
BINGO. We’ve got our kit kat base so let’s add the rest of the ingredients!
Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Kit Kat Crunch Bars
3cupsRice Chex Cerealcan use any Chex cereal of choice
1 1/2cupschocolate chipscan use baking chocolate of choice
1cupPeanut Buttercan use any nut or seed butter of choice
1/2cuppure maple syrupsee above for substitutions
1/4cupcoconut oilcan sub for butter
Line an 8 x 8-inch deep dish or deep baking tray of choice with parchment paper and set aside.
Add Rice Chex cereal (or chex cereal of choice) in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, combine all your other ingredients and heat until melted. Remove from microwave/off stove and whisk until completely incorporated.
Pour the wet mixture over the Rice Chex cereal and mix until combined. Pour into the lined baking dish and refrigerate until firm (at least an hour). Remove and cut into bars.
Healthy No Bake Peanut Butter Kit Kat Crunch Bars can be kept at room temperature in a sealed container. They are best kept refrigerated for up to 4 weeks.