I’ve missed peanut butter Rice Krispie treats for a long time. But the idea of eating horses’ hooves and the ligaments and tendons of bovines is just not that appetizing frankly.
However, where there is a will there is a way and that way has been found thanks to Dandies. Dandies make vegan marshmallows that taste like the real thing. They’re great in hot chocolate and make good smores too.
Smores are very easy to make, so while we’re getting the campfire warming why don’t we just make some vegan smores really quick with this super tasty oh so easy vegan smores recipe:
8 vegan graham crackers
1 bar of vegan chocolate like Lindt
About 32 or so Dandies vegan marshmallows
Because Dandies are only made in a small size or at least that is the only size I can find, you’ll need to use a toothpick or long skewer to pierce a few of them on in order to roast over the stove or campfire.
So the first thing I like to do with these smores bars recipe is to melt the chocolate in a double boiler. It is okay if the chocolate has solidified again on the graham crackers once the marshmallows are ready.
When the chocolate has melted I like to pour some onto each square of graham cracker and spread evenly across that golden brown face. Now most graham crackers that I have found are vegan, but some aren’t. Some have honey, so make sure you check the ingredients.
Next, warm to just before melting, your vegan marshmallows and then place on one side of a graham cracker on top of the chocolate. Squash the other graham cracker over top and enjoy. I’m guessing about 4 Dandies’ vegan marshmallow per smores so use that as a guide.
Okay, let’s get back to regular programming which was how to make vegan peanut butter Rice Krispie treats. By now your mouth should be watering. Hungry?
What I love about these peanut butter Rice Krispie squares is that they are so easy to make once you have the right ingredients. I mean, with just a smidge of imagination you can take this recipe and swap in and out some ingredients and make Rice Krispie peanut butter balls or even just plain ol’ Rice Krispie treats or Rice Krispie squares as some of the old schoolers like to to call them. You can also make plain ol’ peanut butter Rice Krispies or chocolate peanut butter Rice Krispie bars. But today is all about vegan peanut butter marshmallow Rice Krispie treats.
This best Rice Krispie treat recipe with peanut butter only calls for 4 ingredients. Peanut butter, vegan marshmallows and Rice Krispies. I use vanilla Rice Krispies but you can use generic or no name rice crisps or whatever they call it and you can add a teaspoon of vanilla – or two – if you don’t use the vanilla flavoured Rice Krispies.
So let me show you just how easy these peanut butter Rice Krispie bars with marshmallow are to make. Let’s get our ingredients together:
1 packet of vegan marshmallows (10 ounces)
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons vegan margarine
6 cups of vanilla Rice Krispies
Prepare a 13 x 9 inch pan ahead of time with cooking spray or greased with margarine as this is what you’ll pour the vegan Rice Krispies into.
Heat the margarine in a saucepan until it melts and then add all the marshmallows. Do this over a low to medium heat until the marshmallows have melted.
Take off the heat and add the peanut butter and stir that in until it has melted.
Add the vanilla Rice Krispies and stir them in until they are well coated. The tricky part is now trying to get them out into the greased pan.
You can use a greased with margarine spatula which is what I usually start off with and then once I’ve got the bulk of the mixture into the pan I take some wax paper and use it to scrap out the rest of the mixture into the pan. I think use the wax paper to push the mixture down evenly and firmly into the pan.
I like to leave them somewhere cool but not in the fridge to settle for an hour or so. Then cut them into squares as big as your stomach and eyes can agree on and enjoy!
These vegan peanut butter Rice Krispie treats are best the same day but they do well to be frozen and then let out on the counter to unfreeze for an hour or so to enjoy as fresh as the first day they were made!