Some fabulous friends came from out of town for St. Patty’s Day weekend! We decided to do potluck style sweet treats for the occasion, and as a vegetarian who doesn’t opt to eat gelatin (with several full-on vegan friends), I decided to make vegan green rice crispy treats!
They look kind of like green mush, but everyone said they were yummy!
- 3 cups rice crispies
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup plus 2 T nut butter
- 1/2 cup corn syrup (original recipe uses Agave, if you’re cool n’ healthy n’ not-so-poor)
- 4-5 drops green food coloring
Directions: Mix the pb, corn syrup, extract, and salt. Melt (either in the microwave or stove), then pour over the cereal and stir very well, making sure all of the rice crispies are thoroughly coated. Form into balls or line a pan with wax paper and spread the mixture evenly into the pan (like I did). Place a sheet of wax paper on top of the mixture, then press down as firmly as you can. Really press it down! Freeze for at least a half hour before slicing.
These can be stored in the freezer, in the fridge, or loosely covered in a cool, dry place. But you probably won’t need to store them once your festivity friends get ahold of them ;).
Original Recipe here.