3 cups rice crispies (regular, gf, or brown) (90g)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt (I used salted pb, too)
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp peanut butter (or another nut butter, or sunbutter) (140g)
1/2 cup sticky sweetener ( (I used agave.)
melted coconut butter or white chocolate (You can find vegan white chocolate online.)
popsicle sticks or skewers (optional)
mini chocolate chips for the eyes (plus extras to eat while you work!)
Mix your nut butter, sweetener, and salt. Melt (either in the microwave or stove) until it can be stirred into a lump-free paste, then add the vanilla extract and pour over the cereal. Stir very well, making sure to coat all the crispies.
Line a pan (8×8) with wax paper and spread the mixture evenly into the pan. Place a sheet of wax paper on top of the mixture, then press down as firmly as you can.
Really press it down, and use a can or book to press even more firmly! Freeze for at least 30 minutes before slicing, then insert popsicle sticks if desired.
These treats can be stored in the freezer, in the fridge, or loosely covered in a cool, dry place.