Made with vegan ingredients, these Peanut Butter Rice Krispie treats are the perfect kid-friendly treat for every occassion! Nut-free option.
- 3 1/4 cups rice krispies (or brown rice crispies)
- 2/3 cup no-stir creamy peanut butter or nut/seed butter of choice
- 2/3 cup agave syrup or maple syrup *(see notes if using maple syrup)
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- Coating and Mix-Ins:
- 1/2 cup white chocolate or dark chocolate chips (See notes for vegan option)
- top with festive sugar, holiday confetti sprinkles, or coconut.
- LIne an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper, or spray it with spray oil, and set it aside.
- Place the rice crisps in a large mixing bowl, and set them aside.
- Whisk together the creamy nut butter, agave or maple syrup, and sea salt in a small saucepan.
- Bring the ingredients to a quick bubble/boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring frequently often to prevent burn. The nut butter and syrup mixture will begin to resemble a thick texture and appearance similar to caramel sauce.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat, and mix in the vanilla. Then, quickly combine the mixture with the rice crispies in the mixing bowl. Stir quickly to combine!
- Once mixed, press batter into the prepared baking pan and gently press it down using a spatula or hands.
- Chill the pan in the fridge for 30-45 minutes before slicing and decorating the rice krispie treats.
- Melt the chocolate or white chocolate in a double boiler or in 30-second increments in the microwave, stirring often.
- Spread the melted chocolate on top of the set rice krispies pan, and let the chocolate cool before slicing.
Standard rice krispies typically contain gluten. So, be sure to double-check the ingredient list!
*The agave can be replaced by 2/3 to 1 cup maple syrup, but keep in mind that the treats will not be as chewy in texture and you will need to cook the peanut butter/syrup mixture for an additional minute or so.
Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Balls: Follow steps 1-3 above. Then, portion the mixture using a rounded tablespoon, and shape the rice krispies into balls. Place each ball on a baking sheet, and place them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Once the peanut butter balls have set, melt the chocolate, and coat the balls, adding sprinkles and any other toppings of choice on top.
- Place the balls back on a baking sheet, and let them cool at room temperature or in the fridge until the chocolate has set.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 treat with chocolate topping
- Calories: 259
- Sugar: 18.8 g
- Sodium: 317.5 mg
- Fat: 13.4 g
- Saturated Fat: 4 g
- Carbohydrates: 31.7 g
- Fiber: 1.7 g
- Protein: 5.6 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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