Need a specific vegan rice krispy treat recipe
December 5, 2007 11:12 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a recipe for Vegan Rice Krispy treats from a fall 2007 issue of the magazine Vegetarian Times.

A couple months ago I cut a recipe out of the magazine Vegetarian Times for what were essentially a vegan version of Rice Krispy treats. I made the recipe for some friends, they loved them, I planned to make them again and stashed the recipe. Now it's time to make them again and the recipe has disappeared from the face of the earth. The Vegetarian Times website doesn't have the recipe online (their website sucks as a whole actually), my local library doesn't subscribe to vegetarian times and here I sit with all the ingredients (almond butter, brown rice syrup, vegan chocolate chips, brown rice cereal) and no recollection of quantities, etc.

I don't recall exactly which issue of the magazine the recipe came from but it was definitely this fall so I'd say probably the September or October issue. Naturally the recipe wasn't called "Vegan Rice Krispy Treats" but was instead Crispy Rice Squares or something like that. I've listed the bulk, in fact maybe all, of the ingredients above so if you have the back issues it shouldn't be too terribly hard to figure out which one it is. I would be incredibly grateful to anyone who could find and either post or email this recipe to me: info AT
posted by mjones to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
125 ml almond butter
125 ml vegan chocolate chips
2 ml vanilla
2 ml cinnamon
180 ml of brown rice syrup
4 cups of puffed brown rice cereal

Mix all the ingredients except for the cereal in a large bowl. Add in the cereal and mix with wet hands until well coated. Press the mixture in a well oiled pan and place in the fridge to harden.
posted by essexjan at 11:23 AM on December 5, 2007

These? (via)

Crispy Breakfast Bars 01-OCT-05 p77
Serves 4 -- Vegan

If you’re a fan of Rice Krispies treats, you’ll love these crunchy-chewy bars. They get fiber and iron from whole grain puffed cereal and protein from almond butter.

7 cups puffed whole grain cereal
3/4 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup raisins or dried blueberries
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 cup brown rice syrup or honey
3/4 cup almond butter
2 Tbs. soy margarine or butter


1. Stir together cereal, dried fruits and cinnamon in large bowl.

2. Place syrup, almond butter and soy margarine in large, microwave-safe measuring cup. Microwave 1 1/2 minutes on high, or until hot and margarine has melted. Stir well, then pour over cereal mixture. Stir to coat.

3. Dampen hands with cold water. Press cereal mixture firmly into 9x9-inch square baking pan, re-wetting hands if necessary to keep mixture from sticking. Freeze 30 minutes. Cut into 15 bars, and store in refrigerator.


posted by amro at 11:23 AM on December 5, 2007

Vegans don't eat butter, right? Does honey qualify as vegan-friendly? And marshmallows are typically made of sugar, corn syrup, egg whites, and gelatin.
posted by HotPatatta at 11:28 AM on December 5, 2007

Best answer: The recipe was in the October 2007 issue (number 353) of Vegetarian Times in the column "Palate Pleasers."
They call them "Chocolate Crispies" which might have contributed to your difficulty finding it.

Chocolate Crispies Recipe
Grease a 9x9 pan. Mix 1/2 cup almond butter, 3/4 cup brown rice syrup (or honey), and 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips and melt in a saucepan over low heat. Use a double broiler if you have one so you don't scorch the chocolate, or you can put the ingredients in a glass bowl and place that over a saucepan full of boiling water on the stove. Or just melt in a saucepan carefully, like the recipe says.
Remove from heat and stir in 3 cups crispy brown rice cereal. Press into greased pan and cool for 15-20 minutes.
Cut with a sharp knife dipped into hot water.
posted by k8lin at 11:32 AM on December 5, 2007 [4 favorites]

Ps: You can use peanut butter or cashew butter instead of the almond butter if necessary. The recipe makes 16 pieces and each piece has 153 calories and 6.5 grams total fat.
Also, HotPattata, you are right: honey is not vegan. (That's why I put it in parenthesis in the recipe quoted above.)
posted by k8lin at 11:41 AM on December 5, 2007

Response by poster: k8lin Thank you so very much. That's exactly what I was looking for. Seriously, thank you so much I really appreciate it.

Thanks everyone else too. Your recipes look just as yummy.

And in case anyone else is interested in vegan rice krispy treat things my vegan friends who ate these said that vegan versions of rice krispy treats are normally made with corn syrup and in their opinion that makes them almost too sweet whereas these were "just right." Yay brown rice syrup I guess.
posted by mjones at 11:45 AM on December 5, 2007

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