Is there anything in life more satisfying that the contrast between the chocolate layer and puffed rice layer of these Chocolate Coated Vegan Puffed Rice Bars?! Your first pay check, getting your first job? Nope – there isn’t, this is it! These are one of my all time favourite recipes, since you can make a big ol batch of them and keep them in the fridge for 5 days, you can throw one in a sandwich bag, throw that bag into your bag (there’s a lot of throwing happening here, are you going to a basketball game or what?) and enjoy them on the go.
Chocolate Coated Vegan Puffed Rice Bars – Ingredients – Serves 12
75 grams puffed rice
150 grams peanuts, roughly chopped
45 grams of crunchy peanut butter
120 grams maple syrup
pinch of salt
100 grams of cocoa or cacao powder
30 grams of coconut oil
5 tablespoons of agave syrup
Chocolate Coated Vegan Puffed Rice Bars – Method
Line a 9 x 7 inch baking tray with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, stir together the chopped peanuts and puffed rice.
Melt the maple syrup and peanut butter and stir into the bowl with the peanuts and puffed rice.
Transfer the mixture onto the lined baking tray, pressing down on it with a rolling pin or spatula.
To make the chocolate layer, melt the coconut oil and stir in the cocoa or cacao powder and agave syrup. Mix well and pour over the puffed rice.
Place in the freezer for about 30 mins to set and cut into 12 slices.
Keep it in the freezer in an airtight container to enjoy for days ahead.