Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Squares
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Vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, rice crispy squares. One bowl, no baking, and made with chocolate and peanut butter, need I say more?
Recipe type: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free
Serves: 24 squares
  • 1 cup unsweetened natural peanut butter (preferably crunchy) *See notes
  • 1 cup brown rice syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 6 cups brown rice cereal
Chocolate Topping:
  • 1 12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup unsweetened natural peanut butter (preferably crunchy)
  • Flaked salt
  1. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small pot combine the peanut butter, brown rice syrup, salt, and coconut oil.
  3. Stir over medium heat until smooth and heated through.
  4. Add the rice cereal to a large bowl and top with the hot peanut butter mixture.
  5. Stir until all the cereal is coated with the peanut butter mixture and is beginning to get sticky.
  6. Transfer to the prepared pan and spread evenly with the back of a spatula, or your hands (carefully, its still warm).
  7. In the same pot over low heat or a double boiler, add the peanut butter, followed by the chocolate chips.
  8. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted.
  9. Spread evenly over the top of the cereal mixture, and sprinkle lightly with salt.
  10. Set aside to cool at room temperature or in the fridge if you're short on time.
  11. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
*I like to make these with homemade peanut butter, only because I despise stirring the store bought stuff to incorporate the oil. If you want to make peanut butter yourself, just add dry roasted unsalted peanuts to a food processor or high-speed blender and process until smooth. I like to add a handful of peanuts at the very end to get the perfect combo of smooth and crunchy.
If using store bought, the only ingredients that should be on the label are peanuts and perhaps salt.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 square Calories: 247 Fat: 13 g Saturated fat: 5 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 27 g Sugar: 8 g Sodium: 27 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 6 g Cholesterol: 0 mg
Recipe by David James Di Pardo at