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Vegan Recipe | Holiday Vegan “Rice Crispy” Treats

by Randi Tisdall on December 5, 2013

holidayricetreats To me, December is a time for fun- baking with the kids, afternoon crafts, and spontaneous holiday outings. I love it because we can push aside some of our never ending “to-do lists” and just enjoy this special time of year.  One of my favorite ways to spend time with my kids is through baking. When you’re creating Christmas desserts from scratch like cakes and pies, it incorporates math, teaches them some home economics, and in the end we get a yummy treat!

However, if you’re not a “baker” like me, making easy no-bake holiday treats can get you and your kids in the kitchen, reaping the benefits of quality time together but not having to do a ton of work! lol

When I was a child I loved “Rice Krispy Treats.” This all changed when I became a vegan and I realized what was really holding those sticky squares together. I wanted my kids to be able to enjoy a similar treat (minus the cruelty), and was inspired one day when I came across Peanut Butter & Co.’s “White Chocolate Wonderful.” The name certainly fits, and the taste reminded me of marshmallow fluff, leading me to experiment and create my own version of vegan crispy treats.

holidayricetreats2 I hope your family enjoys these sweet Vegan Rice Crispy Treat squares as much as my family does! This recipe serves 16.

Ingredients:

holidayricetreats3 Directions:

  • In a saucepan, heat the peanut butter and vegan butter on low until melted, stirring constantly with a spoon (you don’t want to burn it, so don’t walk away!). You can also use the double boiler method.
  • Remove from heat, pour in the rice cereal, and stir until all the cereal is coated.
  • Transfer and press treats firmly into a 9 x 12 greased baking dish.
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes (when they completely cool, they will harden together).
  • Cut into squares.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

About Randi Tisdall

Randi is a full time mama, wife, homeschooler, writer, creator, and all-things-natural lady. She enjoys sharing her experiences for personal growth and healing, particularly for moms and their children. Randi spends weekdays homeschooling her twin daughters while trying to keep up with her growing son. In her spare time, she loves snuggling with her hubby, cooking up vegan desserts, and taking long walks in nature. You can learn more about Randi's adventures on BeautifullyBohemian.com Stay tuned for *Heal While You Sleep* a meditation for healthy balance and relaxation for all ages! Coming to Beautifully Bohemian in April 2014!!!

  • { 8 comments… read them below or add one }

    Hannah December 5, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Ooooh those sound delicious! I can’t wait for my nephew to be a bit enough so we can spend some time in the kitchen with him!

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    Randi December 5, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Thanks Hannah! They are really good! Of course, the bonus is that they take less than 10 minutes to make. It’s a win-win for veg heads:)

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    Cindy December 5, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    The rice Krispy vegan treats look awesome for our first vegan Christmas. Was that a 32 ounce container of the peanut butter?

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    Kortney Campbell December 5, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    They’re 16oz, but the link is to a pack of 2 :)

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    Randi December 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I hope you enjoy them!! Merry Christmas!

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    Alyssa January 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I was wondering if I have to use the peanut butter &co white chocolate, or could I use just regular peanut butter?

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    Kortney Campbell January 9, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    I’m sure any flavor would be delicious, but Randi may be able to verify that! :)

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    Randi January 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Hi there! Yes, I”m sure regular peanut butter would work just fine. However, white chocolate wonderful is…well, wonderful! The white chocolate is SUPER yummy, and makes it taste a little better than just peanut butter. Plus it felt “fluffy” to me lol. Either way, it’s a wonderfully delicious vegan treat:)

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