An easy no-bake treat for kids and kids at heart. {vegan & gluten-free}

No Bake Rocky Road Squares

It’s a sad, sad week when I can’t find time to bake anything. Yes, sometimes it happens, like this week, when work kept me out the kitchen… Those pesky job obligations do have a way of interfering with the important stuff!… But you can’t keep a good cook down, and I did manage to squeeze a few minutes together to whip up these chocolaty bites of heaven.

An easy no-bake treat for kids and kids at heart. {vegan & gluten-free}

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No-Bake Rocky Road Squares

Recipe Type: dessert
Makes: 24 squares

An easy no-bake treat for kids and kids at heart. {vegan & gluten-free}

An easy no-bake treat for kids and kids at heart. Vegan & Gluten-Free.

Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp Melted Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Salt (omit if using salted peanut butter)
  • 3 cups Non-Dairy Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (I used Enjoy Life)
  • 1 cup Smooth Peanut Butter (I used natural)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups Koala Crisp Cereal
  • 3 cups Vegan Mini Marshmallows
  • Sprinkles (optional)

 

Instructions:

Line a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and grease. Set aside.

In a large pot (I used a stock pot), stir the salt into the oil. Add the chocolate chips and melt over low heat, stirring constantly. Add peanut butter and stir until smooth and well mixed.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Add cereal and marshmallows and quickly stir in, until completely coated… Avoid over stirring, as your marshmallows may dissolve.

Press mixture into the prepared pan. Garnish with sprinkles, if desired.

Refrigerate for 30 – 60 minutes until firm.

Slice and serve.

Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

 

Notes:
-If Koala Crisp cereal is unavailable to you, substitute with any crispy rice cereal (chocolaty or plain).
-Although the squares are firm enough to slice and serve after 1 hour, I found that they held together better after “resting” in the refrigerator overnight.

 

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11 thoughts on “No Bake Rocky Road Squares

  1. Nerd With Taste

    These are wayyyy to cool! I think that vegan cooking is the coolest thing, and although I have no idea where to buy all of these cool vegan ingredients, I think I might have to try my hand at this one! Love it! – nerdwithtaste.wordpress.com

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    1. Starr

      Coconut oil and peanut butter are naturally vegan. For chocolate chips, simply look for ones that are dairy-free. You could substitute regular Rice Crispy cereal for the Koala Crisp (if you can’t find them or a similar chocolaty cereal). The tough thing may be vegetarian marshmallows, you may have to look in health food or natural stores to find them (you could check for the cereal there too). If all else fails there are many online sources for vegan food products… Good luck and have fun! 🙂

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