Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunbutter Crispies

These snack bars are very addictive.  Consider yourself warned!

The Little Man goes crazy over these, and who can blame him?  He's the one that came up with the name "crispies".  They are definitely one of his favourite foods.  But I have to confess that I eat just as many (ok, probably more) than he does.  I think they are an excellent breakfast treat to add protein to your morning, and a perfect 4 o'clock tide-me-over-until-dinner snack too.  And they are SO easy.  You don't even need to grease the pan.

  • 3/4 cup Sunbutter
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 tsp Agar flakes
  • 1 283g box Perky's Crunchy Rice cereal (made by Enjoy Life)
  1. Mix Sunbutter, syrup and Agar flakes together in a large pot (large enough to hold a box of cereal) over medium heat.  Stir frequently until the mixture starts to bubble.
  2. Remove pan from heat and add cereal.  Stir to combine well.
  3. Press mixture into 9x9 glass dish, making sure to smooth the top (a plastic rice paddle works really well).
  4. Refrigerate 1-2 hours to set (2 is better but I usually can't wait).  Use a sharp knife to cut into squares.
  5. ** optionally, drizzle melted chocolate over the top


  1. These look yummy! We bought the crunchy rice cereal and didn't eat it. If it's not stale, I know how we're going to use it! Are the agar flakes essential? I don't have those.

  2. The agar flakes are a vegan alternative to gelatin, so they help hold the bars together. I've never made the bars without agar, but I think they would still work ok without as long as you keep the bars refrigerated right until you serve them. Leaving it out won't affect the taste, so if they end up a bit crumbly they will still be delicious! Let me know how they work out for you.

  3. Hello,
    'Found your blog while looking for SunButter recipes. As a SunButter blogger, I appreciate the clever creation! As a fellow mom, thanks for the great idea for non-Halloween-candy snack. Thanks for a great post. Looking forward to following you.

  4. Ahh I love the colors in that photo. :)