Vegan Peanut Butter Puffed Rice Bars

Always on the lookout for healthier sweets and snacks for my kids, I was delighted by the look of these peanut butter pretzel cereal bars on Chocolate Covered Katie HERE.  I made my usual modifications and came up with this great kid- (and adult-) pleasing treat!

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Vegan Peanut Butter Puffed Rice Bars

Vegan Peanut Butter Puffed Rice Bars


  • 2 cups puffed brown rice
  • 1 cup oats
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 Tbsp tahina (golmit) -You can use all peanut butter or even almond butter if you prefer
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp sea salt, depending on whether your peanut butter has salt or not
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or brown rice syrup
  • 1 cup non-dairy chocolate chips


  1. Line a 9"square baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Lightly spritz the paper with oil spray and set aside.
  3. Process the oats in a food processor until it becomes oat flour.
  4. Pour oat flour into a bowl and add puffed brown rice.
  5. In a saucepan, over medium heat, warm peanut butter, tahina, vanilla, salt, and syrup.
  6. Stir until well-combined.
  7. Pour wet ingredients into dry and combine until well mixed.
  8. Press mixture firmly into the prepared pan.
  9. You can top with chocolate chips or melt the chips first in the microwave as I did, and then spread or drizzle over the bars.
  10. Stick the pan in the fridge to cool and harden before cutting into bars.

This post is participating in Wellness Weekend at and Healthy Vegan Fridays HERE.  Please visit to see all the great recipes.


  1. ros roucher says:

    We made these and everyone in the family loves them! thanks for the great recipe.

  2. These look fabulous, Emily! Thanks for linking up to WW this week (and the other great recipes, too). 😀

  3. Evelyn Wilde says:

    Hi Emely,
    I would like to know how many calories are per serving. Thanks.

  4. These look AMAZING! I’m wondering about storage afterwards. Do they need to be stored in the fridge or in a container? I can’t wait to make them!

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