My daughter, Stephanie and I decided to try a recipe from Alicia Silverstone's Vegan cookbook The Kind Life and this was a very quick and easy treat to make, and very tasty! A healthier alternative to an old favorite of mine as a child - peanut butter rice krispie treats!!
* 1 box brown rice crisps cereal
* 1 3/4 cups brown rice syrup
* Fine sea salt
* 3/4 cup peanut butter or almond butter (preferably unsweetened and unsalted)
* 1/2 cup grain-sweetened, nondairy chocolate or carob chips
Pour rice cereal into a large bowl. Heat the syrup with a pinch of salt in a saucepan over low heat. When the rice syrup liquefies, add the peanut butter and stir until well combined. Pour over the rice cereal. Mix well with a wooden spoon.
Once thoroughly mixed and cooled to room temperature, stir in the chocolate chips. Make sure the mixture is cool, or you will end up with melted chocolate instead of chocolate chips in your treats.
Turn the mixture out into an 8x8” or 9x13’” baking dish. Wet your wooden spoon lightly and press the mixture evenly into the pan. Let cool for 1 hour -- if you can -- before cutting into squares or bars.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!