Salty & Sweet No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispies
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup sifted cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups crisp rice cereal
1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts
3/4 cup warm Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter (recipe below)
1/2 cup non-dairy dark chocolate chips
shredded, unsweetened coconut
Line an 8-inch square baking dish with 2 sheets of parchment paper (one going each way).
In a large saucepan melt together the peanut butter, rice syrup, vanilla, and almond milk over medium-low heat, stirring to combine. Slowly add in the cocoa powder and salt and stir to combine. Pour in the rice cereal and remove from heat. Stir to completely coat the cereal.
Spread the mixture into your lined baking dish. Using a sheet of wax paper, press it down evenly.
Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up. (Now is a food time to make the chocolate peanut butter if you haven’t already.)
Remove dish from freezer and pour the chocolate peanut butter over the firm cereal mixture. Spread it around so it coats evenly.
Sprinkle the dark chocolate chips and shredded coconut over the top of the bars.
Place in the freezer for 45 minutes to an hour to set up. Remove from freezer, cut, and serve! (Store bars in the fridge.)
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter
1 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup non dairy dark chocolate chips
1 tsp coconut oil
salt, to taste
Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together in the microwave fro 30 to 60 seconds.
Stir the chocolate mixture and salt into the peanut butter until combined.