“Nicer” Krispie Squares
wheat-free, gluten-free, soy-free, oil-free
Recipe from eat, drink & be vegan
This recipe mimics the flavors and textures of Rice Krispie squares using more natural ingredients. These squares taste phenomenal, with the buttery richness of the macadamia nut butter and the sweetness of brown rice syrup. They aren’t sticky or gooey like traditional Rice Krispie squares, but the flavor is remarkably similar!
1⁄2 cup macadamia nut butter
1⁄2 cup brown rice syrup
3 tbsp unrefined sugar (can reduce or omit)
1⁄4 tsp sea salt
1⁄4 tsp agar powder
1 – 1 1⁄2 tsp pure vanilla extract
4 cups natural rice crip cereal (I use Nature’s Path “Crispy Rice”)
Line an 8×8-in (20×20-cm) pan with parchment paper. In a large saucepan on low-medium heat, combine macadamia butter, syrup, sugar, salt, agar powder, and vanilla. Stir continually as mixture heats until agar powder is fully dissolved (reduce heat if mixture starts bubbling). Remove from heat and stir in cereal, making sure to fully incorporate with nut butter mixture. Transfer mixture to pan and press in evenly (use an edge of parchment paper to press without sticking). Refrigerate to cool completely, then cut into squares. Makes 16 squares.