Peanut Butter – Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats

I went through a year and a half long ‘vegan phase’ when I was in college before reverting back to my current vegetarian state, and that is when my interest in baking really took off. Since I have a mad sweet tooth and Santa Barbara didn’t have many good places to get vegan baked goods back then, I was left to my own devices to try to replicate treats I missed. While they do make vegan marshmallows which I obtained and used to make vegan rice crispy treats from once, I ended up liking these chocolate peanut butter puffed rice bars more as my RCT substitute in the long run. I got the recipe from How it all Vegan:

Ingredients:

*1 cup sugar
*1 cup corn syrup
*1 cup peanut butter
*6 cups rice crispy cereal
*2 cups chocolate chips
*Parchment Paper

Instructions:

Take your Corn Syrup, Sugar, and Peanut Butter and cook them in a saucepan over medium heat till they coagulate into a smooth looking mixture. Remove from heat and slowly start to add your rice crispy cereal and chocolate chips. I started by adding 3 cups crispy rice and 1 cup chocolate chips, and mixing that in, then adding the remainder or my rice/chips.
Once it is all mixed together lay out a sheet of parchment paper and pour your mixture onto it. Then use a spoon to even out the mixture till you have a large cube of evenly pressed out treats. Place another sheet of rice paper on top of your treats, and put them in the fridge over night, or for a few hours to solidify.
Remove from fridge and cut up into squares, and enjoy!

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