Friday, September 27, 2013

treat time

These vegan peanut butter rice crispies are my go-to treat. They are quick and easy, and only use a few ingredients. The trickiest thing for me is to make these treats last through the whole weekend ;) The recipe comes from Alica Silverstone's book The Kind Diet, but ever since I discovered vegan marshmallows, I've added them into the mix.

Vegan Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats
1 box of crisp rice cereal
1 3/4 c brown rice syrup
3/4 c natural unsalted peanut butter
1/2 c non-dairy chocolate chips
a pinch of sea salt
Pour the rice cereal in the a large bowl. Seriously, use the largest bowl you own. You'll need plenty of room when mixing time comes. Next, heat the brown rice syrup with a pinch of sea salt over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once it liquifies, add the peanut butter and stir until combined. It will smell so good, so try and resist just eating the mixture then and there. Remove from heat and slowly pour the mixture over the cereal. Gently mix and once it is combined well, let it cool to room temperature before you add the chocolate chips.
While the crispies are cooling, measure your chocolate chips out. I ended up using less than the recipe calls for just because I eye-balled it. That's another great thing about this recipe, you can tweak things a bit without ruining the final product. I cut up the marshmallows into smaller pieces and planned to frame the crispies with them. Other times, I have mixed the marshmallow pieces into the mixture. It just depends on my mood.
Once the cereal is room temperature, mix in the chocolate chips (and marshmallows if you want.) Then, pour the mixture into a rectangular pyrex dish or the like. You can wet the wooden spoon to help with pressing the mixture into your dish. Finally, I added the marshmallow pieces on top. Once it's all set up, I like to slice them into squares and transfer to a container with a lid. They'll keep for about a week, but they never last that long in my house!

6 comments:

  1. Oh. My. Gosh. Please wrap some up and mail it to me! :D This look SO delicious!

    ♥ Brittney @ True Vintage Love
    www.truevintagelove.com

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    1. Thanks! They are quite yummy... it is dangerous to have them in my house! :)

      <3 Jess

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    1. They are pretty great...especially if you're a peanut butter lover. :)

      <3 Jess

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  3. I'm so glad you didn't make these when you were here, because I would've single-handedly eaten every last one.

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  4. Yup, they're hard to resist!!

    <3 Jess

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