Do you have little time and a big appetite for something sweet? These Viral Chocolate Rice Cake Bites with Peanut Butter are all that you need!
The rice cake bites have been taking the social media world by storm, and for good reason! It needs few ingredients, little time, and room for dessert! Try it now!
What are those Rice Cake Bites and Why are they Viral?
These chocolate rice cake bites with peanut butter are the new big thing! Say goodbye to boring plain rice cakes because they won’t compare to this sweet-and-sour goodness.
With just four ingredients and needing very little time, it is no wonder many people have been trying their hands at these chocolate rice cake bites!This recipe has been getting a lot of hype on social media, especially on Instagram and Tik Tok, and as you follow along, you will see why!
Why You’ll Definitely Love This Recipe
These chocolate rice cake bites with peanut butter are great! Breaking your rice cake into bites is better than using one full rice cake, as these bite-sized pieces help you limit your portion sizes.
Also, you can use these bites in snack mixes for a movie or a long road trip, or have some throughout the day when the need arises! They are also a perfect component for a school lunch box.
To add, this recipe is very simple to follow, with easily-sourced ingredients. Just grab some chocolate, rice cakes, peanut butter, and coconut oil from your grocery store and follow along the steps below!
In addition, this recipe is great if you are looking for a quick treat to satisfy your sweet cravings! All in all, it would need around 15 minutes (excluding refrigeration if you prefer that) and you would have these yummy bites ready to enjoy.
This makes this recipe perfect for parties, park picnics, and gatherings due to its ease and yumminess!
You can also customize this recipe depending on your dietary restrictions! If you follow a vegan or gluten-free diet, the you can easily find fitting alternatives to your ingredients!
Secrets for a Great Recipe
Remember, the beauty of these chocolate rice cake bites with peanut butter is that they don’t need to look perfect! No need to focus on the perfect rice cake bite size or anything else, the bites will look appetizing and homey regardless.
If you would like to replace peanut butter, you can choose any other nut butter, such as cashew butter or almond butter. And if you are looking for nut-free alternatives, sunflower butter or granola butter would also work!
Also, the customization choices for this recipe are endless! You can top your bites with some salted peanuts, chopped M&Ms, or small slices of fruit such as banana or strawberries. You can even use your favorite jam to add some extra flavor.
You can even turn this into a s’mores recipe! Just grab some mini marshmallows and unmelted chocolate chips and add them to your rice cake bites mixture!
Finally, you can choose to add some sea salt onto your peanut butter chocolate rice cake bites. It will perfectly balance the set of flavors you have in this delicious dessert.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you loved this dessert, lucky for you, there are some savory alternatives. For example, you can have some rice cake bites topped with labne, zaatar, and eggs. Another thing to try out is avocado rice cake bites with some smoked salmon slices!
Definitely, you can have your kids help along in making the chocolate rice cake bites, and they can even help you decorate your dessert with the many topping choices you have!
Coconut oil is used in this recipe to help your smooth peanut butter to melt more easily, and for it to have a smoother, richer texture.
- Rice cakes, unsalted
- Chocolate chips, dark or milk chocolate
- Coconut oil, used in parts
- Creamy peanut butter
Using your hands, start by cracking the rice cakes into smaller pieces of about 1 inch in a large bowl.
Next, in a small bowl, melt 1 cup of chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon coconut oil for 20 second in the microwave, stopping once in between to stir.
Then, pour the melted chocolate over the chunks of rice cakes and mix them until well coated. Then, place the rice cake chunks in a lined 8×8 pan and spread evenly.
After that, melt 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter and ½ teaspoon of coconut oil in a small bowl for about 10 seconds. Using a spoon, drizzle the warm peanut butter over the chocolate rice cakes.
Finally, you can enjoy your chocolate rice cake bites with peanut butter right away, or freeze for 30 minutes, cut and enjoy!
Another way of doing this recipe is by spreading peanut butter over 1 whole rice cake, then dipping that same side in luscious melted chocolate, placing it on a tray, and freezing it for 20-30 minutes.
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Viral Chocolate Rice Cake Bites with Peanut Butter
- 6 rice cakes, unsalted
- 1 cup chocolate chips, dark or milk chocolate
- 1 tablespoon + ½ teaspoon coconut oil, used in parts
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- In a large bowl, crack by hand the rice cakes into smaller pieces about 1 inch.
- In a small bowl, melt 1 cup of chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon coconut oil for 20 second in the microwave (stopping once in between to stir).
- Pour the melted chocolate over the chunks of rice cakes and mix until well coated.
- Place in a lined 8×8 pan and spread evenly.
- In small bowl, melt 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter and ½ teaspoon coconut oil for about 10 seconds.
- Using a spoon, drizzle the warm peanut butter over the chocolate rice cakes.
- Enjoy right away or freeze for 30 minutes, cut and enjoy.