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Tooth Tearing Peanut Butter Squares

What you need: 

1 cup of peanut butter
1 cup of light or dark corn syrup
1 cup vegan brown sugar
6-8 cups of vegan crispy brown rice cereal, depending on how chewy you like squares

What you do: 

Put corn syrup and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until it boils. When its boiling, remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter. When the concoction is smooth and resembling light brown goo, mix in the rice crispies. Press the cereal/ goo mixture into a 9 by 9 pan, allow it to cool
I don't know about the nutritional values for this one. You can use low fat peanut butter, but that's always loaded with sugar. If anyone bugs you about how fattening these are, tell them you're a vegan, you need to get the protein from peanut butter. Enjoy.

Preparation Time: 
30 min
Cooking Time: 
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

Fabulous! I used cocoa krispies for a delicious chocolate-PB treat. I also cut the brown sugar in half. I made two batches and actually used more like 9 or 10 cups of cereal for each batch, so I pressed each one in a 9x13 pan instead of 9x9. I didn't adjust the amount of syrup, really, but I could have added a little more. These are addictive and I got quite a sugar high. Since they are so easy, I think I will be making them a lot more!!

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THESE ARE KILLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;)b ;)b ;)b ;)b

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I had all the ingredients on hand and needed to use up cereal that was past its expiration date. These were delicious and quick! My roomie loved them too. Oh and I added 1/2 tsp of vanilla not sure it was needed but I felt compelled to do it.

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These bars will not tear your teeth out!  They are fabulous!  I have been looking for a recipe like this and now I am in love.  I eyeballed the ingredients and they came out great.  Thanks for a wonderful new favorite!  :)

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Yogagirl, I've been making these for years and I've found that you can replace up to half the corn syrup with molasses (or a quarter of the syrup with blackstrap).  The molasses improves the recipe immensely, IMO.  Half dark Karo and half molasses is an ideal balance; using nothing but molasses results in fragile, somewhat bitter bars.  I also use Cheerios instead of Rice Krispies to give the bars more body.

The whole pan usually lasts about two, maybe three days in my presence.  Who needs dinner when you have peanut butter bars?

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These were really tasty -  a little too sweet but still a super treat! I will for sure make them again next time with less corn syrup and more crunchy peanut butter!

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Would molasses work in these in place of the corn syrup...?

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