Peanut Butter Rice Crispie Treats (Vegan!)

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We're changing it up a bit at EverythingButThe.com. Now that our company, Cherryvale Farms, is rockin' and rollin', the blog will now feature more posts about our company and all the amazing things we're doing...

...Like moving into a new warehouse!

...And exhibiting at the Natural Products EXPO West!

Many awesome things are happening for us, so from now on, there will be plenty of updates / stories / anecdotes / rants about all things Cherryvale Farms related, as well as  recipes sprinkled in for good measure.

Like today's awesome recipe: Vegan Peanut Butter Brown Rice Crispie Treats

These things are awesome. Made with organic puffed rice, they have a lot more fiber than traditional Rice Krispies cereal. They also contain brown rice syrup, which is a great, lower-sugar alternative to granulated sugar. A little vegan margarine and vanilla makes these toasty and yummy and maintains the rice crispie treat texture we all remember from childhood.

Total awesomeness. Recipe after the jump!

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Vegan Peanut Butter Rice Crispie Treats

Makes about 16 squares. Recipe adapted from Big Vegan.

  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 6 cups brown puffed rice cereal
  • 1 cup brown rice syrup (found at most health food stores)
  • 1/2 cup evaporated cane juice sugar (less processed)
  • 2 tablespoons vegan margarine spread (like Earth Balance)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Coat a 8" or 9" square, glass baking pan with vegetable oil.

In a large bowl, measure the rice cereal, set aside.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine brown rice syrup, sugar and margarine. Allow to bowl, stirring frequently, to prevent boil-over. Allow to come to a rolling boil for one minute, then remove from heat. Add vanilla extract and salt and stir to combine.

Pour the sugar mixture over the cereal and stir with a large wooden spoon. Once all cereal is coated, pour into your prepared pan. Use a piece of wax paper to pat down the cereal evenly in the pan.

Refrigerate for 10-20 minutes until cool and hardened. Remove treats from pan and cut into pieces with a large knife.

Best if stored in the refrigerator and last for up to a week.