Count me in for the crunch! These Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Cups are so easy to make… and even easier to devour.

It’s a melt, mix and muffin situation that involves only 3 ingredients: chocolate, peanut butter (or any nut or seed butter of your choosing) and a crispy whole grain cereal. While I typically used ¼ cup of peanut butter for a subtle nut flavor, in this case, more is more if you want the peanut taste to shine. These candy-bar-like cups are portion friendly and insanely rich and indulgent. Keep them in the fridge or you can freeze ‘em for when you’re craving something special. Guys, muffin compares to these delectable chocolaty treats!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Cups

Count me in for the crunch! These Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Cups are so easy to make… and even easier to devour.
Servings: 12 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 cups dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups crispy brown rice cereal *
  • Coarse sea salt or kosher salt for sprinkling on top
  • * You can find crispy brown rice cereal—not “puffed” rice cereal—in a few brands, it has the same look and crispy texture as Rice Krispies. However, you can also feel free to swap in any whole-grain cereal you have in the house.


  • Melt the chocolate chips using a double boiler or you can microwave (stop and stir every 20 seconds until velvety smooth). Mix in the nut butter and stir until it’s perfectly blended into the chocolate. Add in the cereal and mix until everything is well combined.
  • Lightly mist muffin tin with nonstick oils spray and divide chocolate mixture between 12 compartments (or 24 mini muffin tin compartments.) Press down with wet fingers to firm into circular shapes. Sprinkle coarse sea salt or kosher salt over the tops. Place in fridge for at least an hour to firm.
  • Store in fridge or you can freeze in an air-tight container for up to 2 months.


Nutrition provided for 1 standard-sized crunch cup; if using a mini muffin tin, they contain 90 calories each.

Nutrition Information per serving

Calories: 180Carbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gTotal Fat: 11g— Unsaturated Fat: 5g— Saturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 60mgFiber: 2gTotal Sugar: 16g— Natural Sugar: 1g— Added Sugar: 15g
Nutrition information is calculated using a leading industry software. That being said, brands can vary, and there may be slight fluctuations in the numbers.
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