Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bear Sweets

We used to make something like this when I was a kid. We creatively called them Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats, and it's what we settled for when we were out of marshmallows.

Things have changed since then. I don't feel the same love for marshmallows, and thanks to my daughter, they now have a snappy new name.





Bear Sweets
1 1/3 c Rice Krispies
1/3 c confectioners' sugar
1/3 c smooth peanut butter
3 tbsp Earth Balance

Adorn with dried cranberries, blueberries, raisins, nuts, or piped icing. Olivia can't resist chocolate chips, and pictured are baby sized semi-sweet m&ms I found in bulk, and 'Lets Do Organic Coconut Flakes'. Use what you have.




Mix together the cereal and confectioners' sugar.












Melt the peanut butter and margarine in a pan over low heat.

Pour the mixture into the bowl and stir until everything is well mixed together.









Use an ice cream scoop to divide the mixture into 6 parts on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Squish them together to make patties. Use a plastic baggie as a glove to keep fingers clean if you must. Try to flatten and consolidate them as much as possible.

Decorate!




Chill in the fridge about 30 minutes or until they hold together nicely in your hand.


To say these were a hit with the younger generation would be a serious understatement!

30 comments:

kindkitchen said...

Too adorable to eat...almost! I'll definitely be trying this recipe.

springsandwells said...

Oh Vicki,
Those girls are so super cute!! And those treats look pretty fun too.
:) Hope you're all doing well

Catherine said...

Yum! I kind of miss rice krispie treats -- thanks for the tip.

P.S. I love Livi's "pearls" worn while cooking -- very classy! :)

(Your kids look like fun, spunky little girls!!)

VeggieGirl said...

Those bear sweets sound incredibly delicious; and are quite nostalgic, since I used to love Rice Krispies back in the day (well, maybe only a few years ago - I'm not THAT old, haha).

julie hasson said...

Vicki, your girls are the absolute cutest! They look like they are having so much fun with their treats.

I love the snappy new name too.

jennycestcake said...

I think these will be a hit with all generations! How great that your girls get involved with making food. I cannot wait until my daughter is old enough to help me bake and make dinner. Your girls are beautiful!

Erin said...

Sounds like an improvement on rice krispie treats to me! I like the idea of topping them with stuff.

ShangriLewis said...

That's look good and easy.

Vegan_Noodle said...

I loved these as a kid (except my mom's version used corn syrup instead of EB)! The girls looks like they had fun decorating!

aTxVegn said...

I will pick peanut butter over marshmallows any day. What fun treats to make with your girls. They are so adorable!

Latayy said...

love your site
very warm and fun
Made me smile
You can check mine out when you have a chance

Urban Vegan said...

*sigh*

I wish I had my own personal chefs.

Pink Theory said...

Just stumbled onto your blog...the food looks great and I love your adorable sous-chef :-)

Regina said...

Vicki, you make the greatest kid stuff! We are definitely trying this and your sorbets too! YUM!

Vivacious Vegan said...

These would be a hit with the "older" generation around here too!

Candi said...

awesome, awesome!!

Carrie™ said...

Olivia is such a great little baker. I like the sound of these better than traditional Rice Krispy squares. (I never was a big fan of those). I'll have M&M's on top of mine please!

VegMomma said...

Oh so sweet!
Thanks for the recipe! This will make for a lovely rainy-day project with the kiddos.

DJ said...

I love Olivia's face in the last picture - that Bear sweet has had it's day!

bazu said...

I don't qualify as the younger generation, but could I have one (or three) please?

DJ said...

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jd said...

These pictures are so adorable!

It looks like everyone had as much fun making those delicious "Bear Sweets" as they did eating them. And that's always a good thing :)

Green Eyes, Green Heart said...

Those look amazing, and your little chefs are adorable!

VeganCowGirl said...

This sounds and looks great! And your kidlet is super cute!

jae said...

just thought i'd say hi.
i found your blog through Julie's Kind Kitchen.

KleoPatra said...

Lookit yer little helper girls here and below with the sorbet from July 11!! (i <3 Liv 'n' Abi... and you, Art & Jolie, but you know that!!)

HA! i love how you describe your feelings toward marshmallows... yes, our love has waned, has it not?

The Bear Sweets are MUCH better.

And no offense whatsoever to the younger generation, but these'd be a hit EVERYwhere!

xoxoxo
K

Gaia @ Viva Granola said...

She truly is the cutest chef ever!

Sam said...

Yum!!! I'm jealous of your EB sticks. I can't find them here!

Jackie said...

Haven't had them in years so thanks for the reminder and recipe as they are sooo nice.

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