When it comes to snacks, who doesn’t like chocolate and peanut butter combined with the crunchy goodness of brown rice crisps? Kids will love to eat and to help make these vegan, gently sweetened, easy-to-do sweets (adults in your life just might like them as much!). Full recipe after the jump…
CHOCOLATE-PEANUT BUTTER BROWN RICE CRISPY TREATS
6 cups brown rice crispy cereal
3/4 cup roasted, chopped peanuts
tiny pinch of salt
3/4 cup malt-sweetened chocolate chips
1/2 cup rice syrup
6 tablespoons barley malt syrup
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cocoa
1. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
2. Warm the wet ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat. stirring, until very hot and just beginning to bubble.
3. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stir and make sure all the dry ingredients are evenly coated with the syrup mixture.
4. Allow this to cool slightly, but while still warm, oil your hands and form this mixture into 1 3/4-inch diameter balls while pushing them gently together. Place them on cookie sheet pans to cool. Yields about 2 dozen.