Vegan Crispy Bars

These Vegan Crispy Bars are gluten-free and can be whipped up quickly with just eight ingredients, many of which are likely pantry staples in your home. If you’ve never used brown rice syrup, this is a great way to try it. (Read more about Alternative Sweeteners.) This recipe is courtesy of the Independent Natural Food Retailers Association (INFRA), of which we are proud members. Let us know if you try the recipe in the comments below!

Vegan Crispy Bars INFRA

Serves 6-8

What You’ll Need

  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter, unsalted
  • 2/3 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 cups rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups vegan bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp neutral oil
  • 3 tbsp shredded coconut


In a 6-quart pot, melt together peanut butter, syrups, and vanilla on medium low heat. Stir in cereal.

Spread mixture in a parchment lined 9″ by 9″ pan and press down flat.

Melt chocolate with oil and spread over bars. Sprinkle with coconut and chill until set, about 1 hour.