Adapted from one of my all-time favorite dessert recipes, Dreena Burton's Healthy Rice Krispie Treats, these irresistible vegan treats will instantly become a family favorite! They travel well, are a great option when you need something quick for a party or potluck, and are always a hit with vegans and non-vegans, alike.
8cupscrispy rice cerealMy favorite is the 365 (Whole Foods) brand brown rice crisps cereal
Line a 9x13 rectangular pan or two 8x8 baking pans with parchment paper. Allow paper to overhang edges for easy removal.
In a large stock pot warm the peanut butter, brown rice syrup, sugar (if using), and vanilla over medium-low heat. Stir well. It doesn't need to bubble or cook for any length of time, just long enough to get everything warm and mixed.
Remove from heat and stir in the cereal using a large, sturdy spoon. Continue mixing until all the cereal is incorporated.
Pour the mixture into the lined pan(s) and press down evenly. Using the back of a spatula and a piece of parchment paper (to prevent sticking) works well.
Refrigerate just until cool and cut into squares.
To make these in an 8x8 pan simply cut ingredient amounts in half. But if you're making these for a party or for a household of more than 1 or 2 people, you'll want to make the big batch!