These Salted Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats are an easy, sweet and salty treat. Made with no refined sugars and all natural peanut butter, they are vegetarian, gluten free and paleo.
4cupstoasted or puffed rice
1/2cupnatural peanut butterwithout added salt or sugar
1/2teaspoonfine saltI use pink Himalayan salt
1tablespoonchopped roastedunsalted peanuts
pinchcoarse sea salt flakes
Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment.
Place the rice in a large bowl. Set aside.
In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the honey to a boil. Reduce the heat immediately to medium and continue to boil for one minute.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the peanut butter and salt. Stir until smooth.
Pour the peanut butter and honey mixture over the rice. Stir until well coated.
Pour the rice into your prepared baking pan. Using a rubber spatula, press the rice into the pan evenly. Top with the chopped peanuts and a sprinkling of sea salt flakes and press once more. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before cutting into 16 2-inch squares.
Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.
To make these vegan, Megan from Detoxinista recommends using brown rice syrup in place of the honey.Out of the refrigerator, these are super crispy. Allow them to sit at room temperature for just a few minutes before eating for a chewier treat.Try using other nut butters, like almond butter or cashew butter.
Recipe by, Caroline Hurley, Taste Love and Nourish, www.tasteloveandnourish.com