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Nutty Puffed Squares

What you need: 

3/4 cup nut butter
1/2 cup liquid sweetener (corn syrup, agave nectar, brown rice syrup)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup nuts or seeds
4 cups puffed cereal

What you do: 

1. Stir together the nut butter and liquid sweetener in a heated saucepan on the stove.
2. When blended, take off from heat and add vanilla and nuts/seeds. Then, carefully fold in puffed cereal.
3. Lightly grease a pan or shallow plastic container (I used one of those huge margarine tubs).
4. Plunk the cereal mixture into the pan/container and pat down evenly. Store in the fridge to cool quickly, or leave out on the counter to firm.
Cut into squares and munch away!

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Recipe Category: 


Wow, these are so good and easy. I got a giant bag of puffed rice at the Indian grocery and used that, and it turned out amazing (and way cheaper than cereal). I also used chocolate chips, but I scattered them around the pan and then pressed the mixture into it so they wouldn't melt. I'll be making these a lot!


This has become a go-to recipe for me: simple, yummy and cheap. Vegan marshmallows aren't sold in any stores near where I live, and these are the closest to rice crispy treats I've been able to make.
And I have to fight myself not to sit there and eat the whole batch  ;)


I used Envirokids cereal (like rice krispies but they have cocoa on them and are organic) so it was like a chocolate/peanut butter bar.  The only difficult thing was that mine still crumbled apart very easily, but they tasted awesome.  And they are super easy to make!


I just made these and I have to say that they are unbelievably good!  I used agave nectar for the sweetener, natural peanut butter, dry roasted peanuts and added about 1/2 cup of vegan chocolate chips as the other poster said.  I did taste the mixture before adding the chocolate chips though and I have to say it would be just as fantastic if I hadn't added the choc. chips!  I also used about 5 cups of crisp rice cereal.
These aren't completely cold yet, but I just had to have some.  They didn't stick together really great, but if I had used hydrogenated pb and some corn syrup I am sure they would really stick together great.  But these weren't totally cold yet, so I am sure they will be fine once they are.  Perhaps I will just use the 4 cups of cereal next time since with the pb these aren't overly sweet.
It is a great recipe though and I will definitely be making these again and again!  I can't wait for my kids to try them, they are gonna love them! 


I make bars a lot like these, but I add some chocolate chips or a broken-up dark chocolate bar to the cereal.  Then when you stir in the nut butter mixture & stir it around, the chocolate melts & it all turns into a crunchy, nutty yumminess.

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