When I was young my absolute favourite chocolate bar was Nestle’s Dairy Crunch. The simple combination of milk chocolate and crispy rice cereal was just heaven but it was a rare treat indeed!
Budget Friendly Recipe
When budgets are tight, treats like bars of chocolate can seem a luxury but this very simple recipe will make over 300 grams of crispy nutty treats for under 90p, if you use supermarket cheapest own brand products – I’m basing this price on Asda prices at the time of writing.
That equates to around 30p/100g – not a budget busting amount and a real treat for all the family!
And if you are a fan of the little boxes of bite size treats that supermarkets sell at very high prices then you can save even more! These little boxes can cost around £2.00 for 20 bite size treats, about 10p each. This recipe works out to less than 4p each!
It’s such an easy recipe too that it’s great to make with the kids. Even the youngest cooks will enjoy stirring the rice cereal into the smooth melted chocolate.
You will need a 1lb loaf pan (see below recipe for our favourite loaf tin for this recipe)
A super easy recipe for chocolate peanut butter krispie bites. Budget friendly recipe that is ideal to make with kids!
- 200 grams milk chocolate (use plain if you prefer or a mix of milk and plain to taste)
- 100 grams peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
- 35 grams puffed rice cereal (such as rice krispies but supermarket own brands are much cheaper)
Break up the chocolate into squares and place them into a large, heatproof bowl along with the peanut butter.
Put about 5cm of water into a large saucepan and bring it just to simmering point. Take it off the heat.
Place the bowl of chocolate over the simmering water and leave it to gently melt.
When the chocolate has melted, stir the chocolate and peanut butter together to blend thoroughly.
Stir in the rice cereal so that it is all coated with the chocolate.
Line a small 1lb loaf tin (about 9cm x 18cm) with greaseproof or silicone paper. Make sure the paper comes up the sides of the tin to make it easy to get the krispie bites out of the tin when it is set!
Spoon the chocolate krispie mixture into the tin and put it in the fridge to set for at least an hour.
When the chocolate has set firm, take it out of the tin and use a sharp knife to cut into 24 small squares.
Keep them in the fridge until you are ready to eat them!
This is a great tin to make these little bite size treats.
If you need to buy kitchen equipment then it is wise to buy the best you can afford as it will last for years to come.