|Vegan Crispy Rice Treats|
This is my frugal, vegan version.
This is a perfect treat for a lunchbox, party, or vegan or Lenten potluck dinner.
You might want to press these into heart shaped molds, or cut them with a heart shaped cookie cutter for a Valentine's Day treat.
|Sugar and Corn Syrup mixture just before removing from heat.|
oil 9x13 pan
Measure 6 cups Crisp Rice cereal into a large, heatproof bowl
Measure 1/3 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy) and set aside
Over Medium heat, stir until bubbly and sugar melts:
½ cup brown sugar or turbinado sugar
¾ cup light corn syrup (I imagine Agave would also work, or honey for those who use it but I have not tried either one)
remove from heat and stir in peanut butter (above)
Stir syrup mixture into cereal
* Optional – 1 cup frozen chocolate chips may be added after waiting just long enough that mixture is not horribly hot (perhaps 30 seconds to 1 minute) just before pressing into pan (if not frozen, they will melt in) – read the label to be sure they’re vegan, most semi-sweet ones are.
Press into greased pan with oiled spatula or with a hand covered in waxed paper.
Allow to cool completely, uncovered.
Cut into squares and serve.
If any remain (which is unlikely) store cooled treats in airtight container at room temperature.