Crispy Cereal Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free & Nut-Free)
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Crunchy Power Bars
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 dozen bars
  • 1 cup sunflower seed butter (can sub other seed or nut butters, as needed)
  • ¾ to 1 cup brown rice syrup (see Sweetener Note below)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 10 ounces crispy brown rice cereal
  • ½ to 1 cup add-ins (optional): trail mix, mini dairy-free chocolate chips, raisins, chopped dried fruit, seeds, or unsweetened shredded coconut
  1. Grease an 8x8-inch baking dish or line it with parchment paper.
  2. Add the seed butter, sweetener, vanilla, and salt to a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Heat and stir until melted and smooth.
  3. Put the cereal and any add-ins of your choice (if using) in a large bowl. Scrape the warm seed butter mixture onto the cereal, and mix well to combine.
  4. Press the mixture into your prepared pan, and let cool completely before slicing.
  5. Store the bars in an airtight container or plastic bag in the refrigerator for freshness. They can also be frozen.
Sweetener Note: Brown rice syrup is quite sticky, making it ideal for no bake recipes. You can substitute a thick, sticky honey, but I would use no more than ¾ cup. Honey is sweeter. Maple syrup will work for taste, but will result in slightly more crumbly bars.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at