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Chocolate Crispies

Almond butter not only holds these Rice Krispie Treat–like squares together, it also gives them a decadently rich, nutty flavor. Natural peanut butter and cashew butter also work well.



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½ cup almond butter
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¾ cup brown rice syrup or honey
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½ cup vegan chocolate chips
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3 cups crispy brown rice cereal


Coat 9- x 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Place almond butter, brown rice syrup, and chocolate chips in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook 4 minutes, stirring constantly, or until ingredients are melted together. Remove from heat, and stir in cereal. Press mixture into baking pan, and cool 15 minutes. Dip sharp knife in water, and slice into squares. Learn how to cook delicious gluten-free, vegetarian recipes online. Sign up now!

Nutrition Information: 

2 g
Total Fat: 
6.5 g
Saturated Fat: 
1.5 g
23 g
0 mg
72 mg
1 g
12 g
Makes 16 pieces

Comments on this Recipe

Oh my, these are wickedly delicious. I used natural peanut butter, as I didn't have any almond butter, and 60% cacao chips. Out of this world yummy!

these are always a huge hit! the best vegan rice crisp recipe i have ever made.

what is brown rice syrup?

To make it vegan will agave nectar work? Honey isn't vegan.

brown rice syrup is vegan.

Brown Rice Syrup is found in the liquid sugars area of your health market. It is the same concept as sugar, or corn syrup. Any carbohydrate-rich grain product can yield sugar. Brown rice syrup is the syrup extracted from brown rice. It isn't as sticky as honey, though, so you may want to adjust the recipe slightly depending on which you use to ensure the right consistency.

Sharon, Brown rice syrup is vegan and more sticky and thick than agave nectar, but less sweet. I would use the listed substitution of brown rice syrup to make these vegan.

Sharon - I'm reasonably sure that brown rice syrup is vegan. I think agave may be too thin to help bind it.

I made some this AM, without measuring - and without using any syrup, at all. I used most of a bag of milk chocolate chips (a mysterious someone had opened them), plus probably about 3/4 of a cup of almond butter...thought the mixture needed more cereal, so I added a few handfuls of O's. They are fantastic! Though my chips weren't vegan.

I made this recipe, but I replaced the Brown Rice Syrup with just regular honey. It was amazing, but for next time I would probably measure down a little for the honey, as it was really sweet. I also just used regular peanut butter. But this recipe turned out great for me. Thanks for submitting it!

This is my favorite dessert, no joke! I love how the brown rice syrup holds everything together. I make this all the time!

I've made these several times. I prefer the brown rice syrup; it has a richer flavor and is not overly sweet. I actually prefer these without the chocolate chips. You really taste the almond butter that way. Either way, these are so good and easy!