Was so excited to make these and they turned out so soggy. No crisp at all. I know it's puffed rice so it's not gonna be like the traditional Rice Krispy treats we're all used but is this what they are supposed to be like?
What brand of krispies did you use? I've used Erewhon brown rice crisps and the krispies turned out just great.
Also, maybe you had a bad proportion of syrup and rice? With too much syrup it might get soggy, I don't know. I usually make a half recipe and use 5 ounces of brown rice crisps with about half the amounts of rice syrup and peanut butter. Also, the thicker and drier your peanut butter, the better. My first batch I used Trader Joe's PB, which I love, but it's too thin. The Costco PB (also natural) is thicker and makes a better treat.
Thanks guys. I'm gonna try to find the Erewhon brown rice crisps! Or something similar at least. I'm pretty sure it's because I used a puffed rice and not the crisps. the flavor of the peanut butter and brown rice syrup combo was to die for though! I won't be giving up on this recipe just yet ;-)
Mine were a little too sweet so next time I'll use less rice syrup. I didn't mind the slight sogginess, but my kids noticed right away so they made the less healthy kind for themselves. Oh well, more for me I guess.
I also use the Erewhon brown rice crispies. I ran out of peanut butter and used almond butter. It was really delicious. I make a full batch in a 9 x 13 pan and cut them into squares and freeze them. They last about 2 weeks for just me. I love them.
I just put them in the fridge once I spread in the 9x13 dish. It really firms them up and they hold their shape better. Never really had mine turn out soggy, just a little more gooey than the traditional ones. Putting them in the fridge makes them perfect. I've made them a few times - for peanut butter I use is Maranatha No-Stir, also use Guitard Chocolate chips, they taste way better than the Sunspire Grain Sweetened ones. I genrally use the entire jar of brown rice syrup. The only brown rice crisps I can find are lightly sweetened with evap. cane juice. Not ideal, but maybe that's why I can't get enough? My friends and family LOVE them.