15.5.12

Vegan Rice Crispy (Krispies) Treats


When I was first diagnosed with my allergies my little world fell apart my main concern was no more birthday cake, no more jelly and ice cream.  That is all that matters when you are a kid.  Back then the internet was not a part of every day life so access to allergy free cooking recipes must have been very difficult for my Mum.  I remember she would always cheer me up with Rice Crispy treats as they can be made free of my allergens.

I was poorly over the weekend, not sure if it was bad food or food allergies (the effects are similar).  I decided I needed a little childhood cheer and made rice crispy treats.  Mum always made them with dairy free margarine and golden syrup.  I decided to pimp them out USA style and add peanut butter. I am very lucky not to have a Peanut allergy and I grew up eating peanut butter.  I've visited the USA numerous time and I came to realise that US PB is the best.  So ditch the Sunpat and Supermarket own brands to invest extra pennies into the real stuff.  Skippy is a personal favourite and available in Sainsburys.


Did you know the Peta website had recipes? I did not and it is where I got the idea to add PB to my crispy treats.  I used this recipe as guidance for quantities (link).  I have no idea what corn syrup is so substituted it for golden syrup.  In hindsight leave out the sugar, I've been bouncing off the walls, I am so daft I did not put my brain in gear.  I can feel the cavities forming in my teeth. J

Despite the sugar overload, I am loving my regression back to childhood.  Sometimes its the simple things in life that are the best. What are your comfort foods?  If you have a recipe to share feel free to leave a link below.


10 comments:

  1. I am so going to try these. I have such a sweet tooth and giving up things like chocolate has been difficult I have actually still been eating 80% dark chocolate to help ween myself off. Also I haven't given up eggs either so my mum has been making cakes using vitalight so can still eat them lol. (told you I have a bad sweet tooth.) x

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    1. I'm the same, my sweet tooth can be an issue and these do the trick. Dark Chocolate is to bitter for me I can handle about 60% that's my max so you are doing well at 80%. Cakes without eggs are a bit tricky to make but not impossible, I have a fantastic Vegan chocolate cake recipe, I think I've written about it here on my blog :)

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  2. Sounds really yummy! I like rice crispies and haven't had a sweet made out of it in ages!

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    1. I've already had too many today, I made a huge batch at the weekend :)

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  3. I have a similar recipe I make with almond butter and rice syrup...so tasty :)

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    1. Those are two ingredients I have never tried but sounds good :)

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  4. Oh wowie, I used to love these when I was a kid! I liked to pimp them out too lol. I'm definitely going to reacquaint myself with them now you've put the idea in my head!! Never knew peta does recipes, will take a look :)

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    1. Ha ha I think we all must have grown up on these, so simple yet easily forgotten, next time I think I may drizzle some dairy free chocolate on top :)

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  5. Just actual yum!

    I think I'll be trying this!

    x

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    1. thanks for the comments, these are yummy, hope you enjoy them when you get around to making them :)

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