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Marshmallow-Less Rice Crispy Treats

Marshmallow-Less Rice Crispy Treats

Who didn't love making rice crispies as a kid? I feel like everyone has the best memories standing on a stool to help stir the melting marshmallows and few sticks of butter.
To be honest, I liked licking the spoon more than I did the final product. 
I wanted to give you an easy rice crispy recipe that you can make with your kids , seal in those memories, and also feel good about giving to them anytime of the day. Not to mention, you can feel good licking the spoon too. These are absolutely delicious ... and did I mention EASY?? 
Happy December!! Let the season of baking begin! 

Ingredients

4 cups rice or brown rice cereal 

1/2 cup cashew butter ( you need a runny consistency) 

1/2 cup maple syrup 

1/2 tsp vanilla extract 

1/4 tsp sea salt  ( if your cashew butter is salted you may not need ) 

Optional Additions:

Chocolate Chips 

Sprinkles 

Crushed Candy Cane 

Coconut Shreds 

 

Line an 8x8 square pan with parchment paper. 

Lightly pulse your cereal in a food processor to achieve large crumbles -- you still want a good size crisp, *do not process into a flour.  Now pour your rice cereal into a large bowl. 

In a saucepan, add your cashew butter and maple syrup. Turn the heat to low and begin to whisk. 

Continue whisking and stirring until one cohesive syrup forms. Turn off the heat and stir in your sea salt and vanilla. 

Pour your cashew butter/maple syrup mix into the rice cereal bowl, making sure to get all from the pot!

Fold in the mix until all your cereal is evenly coated. 

Pour your rice crispies into the 8x8 pan and spread evenly. Make sure you press the rice crispies compactly into the pan. 

Cover with foil and chill for an hour in the refrigerator. Slice and serve! 

Pro Tip: These are delicious straight from the bowl too! 

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