Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Peanut Butter Chex Treats

Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Peanut Butter Chex Treats

These peanut butter crispy rice treats are one of my all time favorite indulgences!  They are quick and easy to make and soooo delicious to eat!  And best part? It's a super quick and easy gluten free and dairy free treat you can whip up whenever a craving strikes....or...you know...you just need a treat for the kids.  

1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tsp butter 
(or dairy free butter like earth balance vegan buttery sticks or Best Life Buttery Sticks)
3 cups rice Chex

Heat the peanut butter, corn syrup, sugar and "butter" over low heat in med-large pot and stir.  Bring to a boil and then quickly remove from heat.  Add the Rice Chex (or other crispy rice cereal) and stir with a spatula till cereal is coated and then press into an 8x8 inch pan.  For topping, In the same pot while it is still warm, I like to add a rounded tablespoon of peanut butter and about 1/3 cup dairy free chocolate chips such as ghirardelli semi-sweet or 60% chocolate chips and stir till smooth and pour and spread over the peanut butter crispy treat.

 I like to line my pan with parchment paper so it's easy to remove and cut.  



melonbelly said...

YUM! :)

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Thanks for the comment! I used to make these as peanut butter rice krispie treats, but they are so much better with the rice chex...they don't get as hard...I've been trying to control the urge to make more today!

melonbelly said...

These are one of my favorite desserts too...quick, easy and full of PB and chocolate! How can I girl go wrong?! I will definitely try chex - mine get kinda hard with krispies too!

Myn @ fresh graNOLA family said...

So glad I found your blog via Thirsty Thursday...if for nothing else, for these!! I cannot wait to try them. :)

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Yeah, the chex keeps these nice and airy and crisp! And try the topping with dark chocolate!!! Um...I wasn't going to admit this, but I gave myself a stomach ache today because I gave in and made them again and then didn't use much self-control...errr...it was worth it :)