Crispy Rice Chews

  • Makes : 16 squares

Everyone enjoys this easy, no-bake confection - including the cook!


  • 1/2 cup rice syrup
  • 1/4 cup crunchy almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Tiny pinch of salt (optional; omit if nut butter or cereal contains salt)
  • 2 cups crisped rice cereal
  • 1/3 cup seedless raisins, chopped nuts, or vegan semisweet chocolate chips


Step 1

Mist an 8-inch square glass baking pan with nonstick cooking spray, and set aside.

Step 2

Place the rice syrup, almond butter, tahini, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan, and place over low heat until the mixture is softened. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and salt, if using. Mix well.

Step 3

Fold in the cereal and raisins, and mix gently until everything is evenly distributed. The mixture will be extremely stiff.

Step 4

Press the mixture evenly into the prepared pan using lightly water-moistened fingertips or a piece of waxed paper. Cut into 16 squares. Cover the pan with plastic wrap, and chill the squares in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours before serving.

Nutritional Info

Per square:

  • Calories

  • Fat

    4 g
  • Protein

    2 g
  • Carbohydrates

    16 g
  • Fiber

    1 g

Recipe Source: Vegan Vittles: Second Helpings
Reprinted with permission from the author, Jo Stepaniak.
Photograph © Wanda Embar.

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