chocolate + peanut butter rice krispy treats

March 1, 2012
 Remember that time I made a 'healthy version' of rice krispy treats and I ate the whole thing without sharing so much as a single grain of puffed rice?  Homegirl did it again! 

Only this time?  I made a more educated culinary decision.  Chocolate.  No matter the question, the answer is always chocolate... unless it's peanut butter.  Oftentimes, the answer is peanut butter.  But today, no need to pick just one when you can have both.  Rejoice, for we have chocolate and peanut butter rice krispy treats.  Vegan, gluten-free & maple-sweetened, I might add.

These certainly are the best thing my mouth has ever laid tastebuds on.

Chocolate + Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats

vegan, gluten-free

5 cups (unsweetened) brown rice cereal, gluten-free
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons arrowroot/tapioca starch
1/2 cup Enjoy Life mini-chocolate chips
  1. Line a 9x13" pan with parchment; Set aside.
  2. In a large pot, combine peanut butter, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, salt and starch.
  3. Heat over medium temperature and stir until small bubbles form. 
  4. Stir in rice cereal and stir until evenly coated.  Add chocolate chips and stir. 
  5. Press into prepared pan and use a spatula to spread evenly and firmly compress into pan.
  6. Refrigerate for at least an hour before cutting and serving.


Julie @ Table for Two said...

oh, hello, lover. you know the way to my heart -- pb & chocolate = heaven. xo

Jess said...

@Julie @ Table for Two: Made them just for you, Jules. (and for NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER LOVERS DAY!) ;)

Meagan said...

I think its time to make rice krispy treats. I've deprived myself from them for tooooo long! Thanks for the recipe!

Leah // Freutcake said...

Chocolate + Peanut butter is always a good choice! Sounds delicious. :)

Jess said...

@Meagan: Rice krispy-deprivation is the worst kind. Fix that, girl!

@ Leah // Freutcake: Wish I could share with you...well, not really. But I WOULD! ;)

Melanie said...

GIRL. I've been thinking about making your PB krispies since the day you posted them but I ALWAYS forget to look for brown rice cereal and I don't want to use regular rice cereal because then it wouldn't be a health food and I wouldn't be able to eat the whole batch by myself but now since you posted these with pb AND chocolate I can no longer resist (said in one breathe because I'm so excited). Moral of the story? Brown rice cereal box, I'm coming for you.

Can I replace the arrowroot starch with cornstarch?

Jonathan said...

National Peanut Butter Day? Wha???? Methinks a belated celebration may be in order for this weekend... :) btw- these look amazeballs.

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my word these look absolutely amazing. I definitely need to give this a try! xo

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I love it! Looks delicious!

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