peanut butter crispy treat nutella sandwiches

by jenna on May 3, 2011

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

This is Jennifer from Savor the Thyme and that is how I felt after getting to spend some time with Jenna last year. I felt the same way again when she guest posted on my site and then when she asked me to come hang with you all here.Β  I am happy to have met Jenna as not only is she a top-notch person, but we bonded over a similar personal circumstance and I will forever remember our conversation at that blogging event.

At said blogging event, we were able to ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ over lots of tasty dishes. However, both Jenna and I agreed we were craving a different dessert offering. For me, I love sweet but not too heavy type of desserts and I think I have a doozy for you!

One of the most popular recipes on my site is my brown rice crispy treats. You can adapt the recipe by using whatever nut butters and even include a multitude of dried fruits however, I went all out this time by using Nutella.Β  Yes peeps, I said Nutella.

Peanut Butter Crispy Treat Nutella ‘Sandwiches’

(serving vary based on size and thickness of pieces you cut but should yield about 10)

Print this recipe!


1/2 cup peanut butter*

1/2 cup honey

1/3 cup plus, 1/2 cup Nutella

5 cups crispy brown rice cereal

Cooking spray


Combine peanut butter, honey and novella in a medium size bowl, mix and microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power. If the nut butter is not melted, repeat for another 20 seconds. Mix well.

Add brown rice cereal to the nut butter-honey mixture, 1 to 2 cups at a time and stir to combine until mixture is sticky.

Spray a large casserole dish with non-stick spray and evenly distribute the mixture.

Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 – 40 minutes (I covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated overnight).

Cut into approx. 2 x 2 inch pieces and slather half of them with Nutella. Top with remaining crispy pieces and serve.

*Please feel free to use any nut butter however, you may need to warm it for a shorter time if it is thinner or less viscous than peanut butter.

Please come on by to Savor the Thyme and stay as long as you like. Heck, come by each day and enjoy some nibbles. I like to share.

Photo credit: Jennifer Leal, Savor the Thyme

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Heather (Heather's Dish) May 3, 2011 at 5:13 am

oh my word, how have i not made these already?! oh wait, i know…it’s because i already ate the entire jar of nutella that was in my pantry. all the more reason to go buy more, right?!


Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 3, 2011 at 5:27 am

I love the idea of a rice crispy treat type sandwich! Especially since it includes peanut butter:-) Great guest post!


daniella @ runner at heart May 3, 2011 at 5:28 am

I have been hearing a lot about brown rice cereal lately, what is everyone’s favorite brand?


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 3, 2011 at 5:30 am

Oh my. These sound amazing! I haven’t made any sort of crispy rice snacks in a while but I ate Rice Krispy Squares as a kid practically every day… this version sounds so much better!


Chad May 3, 2011 at 5:32 am

I’m at a loss for words at how delicious those look WOW


Maggy@ThreeManyCooks May 3, 2011 at 5:33 am

Jennifer, these look so good! My whole family isn’t big on heavy sweets – we like a cookie or a cup of ice cream and I think we would all love these. Particularly my dad who loves anything with Nutella πŸ™‚


Samantha Angela May 3, 2011 at 5:34 am

That sounds so easy and looks so delicious!!
Nutella is dangerous in my house. I have no restraint when it comes to the stuff..


VeggieGirl May 3, 2011 at 5:38 am

Oh my goodness…. can I pay you to make me a batch of those? I’m so not kidding, Jenna.


VeggieGirl May 3, 2011 at 5:38 am

(And yes, I know they’re Jennifer’s treats and not yours, haha)


Estela @ Weekly Bite May 3, 2011 at 5:45 am

Oh Boy…. these wouldn’t last a day in my house!

Delicious πŸ™‚


Errign May 3, 2011 at 5:49 am

I am dying of jealousy! I love the idea of brown rice crispie treats, and then you combine them with nutella = winning.


Amy May 3, 2011 at 5:54 am

Good heavens. These look incredible! I’m totally going to whip up a batch tonight!


Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 3, 2011 at 6:01 am

Goodness. you have just stole my heart. It would be quite dangerous if I made a batch of these!


R @ Learning As I Chop May 3, 2011 at 6:20 am

Look great! And very “Jenna”


amy walters, aDESIGNdock May 3, 2011 at 6:40 am

Yummy! I love this recipe. It looks soooooo good. Melt in your mouth good. Thanks for sharing this πŸ˜‰


Elizabeth@The Sweet Life May 3, 2011 at 6:41 am

Holy cow–totally amazing!


jenna May 3, 2011 at 6:41 am

Jennifer, these look so simple to make!! What a fun way to spruce up the classic rice crispie treats!


Hannah (Culture Connoisseur) May 3, 2011 at 6:54 am

Oh man! This sounds like sugar overload. They would have me bouncing off the walls!


Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food May 3, 2011 at 7:13 am

that looks awesome!

I am loving the wave of nutella recipes in the past few weeks mm mmm! πŸ™‚


Kristin Murdock May 3, 2011 at 8:13 am

I can’t take these desserts anymore. They are simply TOO good. Making these this weekend. That is a promise.


Chelsea May 3, 2011 at 8:20 am

I will have to make these for my Nutella loving hubby!


Khushboo May 3, 2011 at 8:43 am

Pb & nutella…in. The words of Chandler Bing, could these BE any yummier???


Amanda May 3, 2011 at 8:45 am

What a wonderful looking treat! πŸ™‚


Sonia (the Mexigarian) May 3, 2011 at 8:47 am

Where does one find brown rice cereal? These look oh so yummy and I’m salivating here.


Michelle | GOLD-HEARTED GIRL May 3, 2011 at 8:58 am

Yum! Reminds me of when I was a kid. πŸ™‚


Jess (Sweet Potato) May 3, 2011 at 9:00 am

Wow. I cant handle how delicious these look.


Nancy~the wife of a dairyman May 3, 2011 at 9:03 am

Jennifer, I think you were one of the first blogs I began following a year and a half ago! It’s nice to see you here….love the recipe! Thanks:)


Natalia - a side of simple May 3, 2011 at 9:04 am

I’ve attempted these before and they are the ultimate satisfaction of sin. Or actually, I just consider them a wonderful breakfast, because anything with nut butter and cereal is definitely breakfast πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing, Jennifer!


Heather @ Sugar & Spice May 3, 2011 at 9:07 am

These treats look *amazing* – I cannot wait to make them!! They combine two of my favorite things – Nutella and peanut butter! πŸ™‚


Nancy@acommunaltable May 3, 2011 at 9:19 am

It is a really, really good thing that I waited to read this after the boys went to school otherwise my plans for this morning would be drastically different!!! This is something I know the teens in my house would devour so these will definitely be in their future!!


Jesse May 3, 2011 at 9:45 am

delicious! i made a very similar rice krispie treat a few weeks ago: scotch-a-roos.


Molly May 3, 2011 at 9:56 am

These sound so delicious! I have a pact to not go 20 feet near Nutella though. It’s too good but not good. It’s really a never ending battle.


Anna May 3, 2011 at 9:57 am

oh crap! these look too good!


Jessica @ Dishin' About Nutrition May 3, 2011 at 10:21 am

These look soooo good, and easy to make too! Bonus!


Julie (Food & Other Things) May 3, 2011 at 10:46 am

Love the first picture! These look so delicious, I bet they’re amazing with a glass of milk!


Justeen @ Blissful Baking May 3, 2011 at 11:23 am

Peanut butter AND Nutella in the same recipe?! Heavenly! πŸ™‚


Karolina EleonΓ³ra May 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Wow.. the combination of crisp crust and smooth chocolate… Looks like heaven! <3


Ruth May 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Oh – the pictures of these are killing me! Thanks for sharing the reicpe!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) May 3, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Jennifer…omg. Amazing!!!

Ok I love Nutella and love rice krispy treats and have many versions of them that I’ve posted about.

What you have made…perfect!!! Oh, wow.



Lindsey@ Lindselicious May 3, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Holly moly these look awesome! Love it!!!


Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather May 3, 2011 at 12:50 pm

These are calling me! Anything with nutella is an A+ in my book.


stephanie May 3, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Looks good!!


Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit May 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Those look INSANE right now! I would lovee to make them this weekend!


Jenny May 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm

such a simple recipe! putting this in the repertoire πŸ™‚


Emma (Namaste Everyday) May 3, 2011 at 3:55 pm

i love rice crispy variations! Especially when they mimic s’mores!


Elizabeth @ the good life May 3, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Ohh my…love! Will make!


Cara May 3, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I have got to make these sooo soon! They look amazing!


Happy When Not Hungry May 3, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Genius!!!! Love this recipe. Def am going to try these babies especially with the brown rice cereal. Yum!


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Rebecca May 4, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Oh yum! These look awesome and that they could be made gluten free!


Clinton May 5, 2011 at 6:57 am

Peanut butter, nutella and honey – Oh My!


d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo May 5, 2011 at 9:40 am

These look SO YUMMY


Alexandria May 6, 2011 at 11:28 am

I’m making those right now, and I’m filling them with fluff om nom nom.


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