OK, not a #newrecipeaweek for me, but one of my go-to sweet-snack recipes. I found this Crispy Peanut Butter Treats recipe in Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Diet cookbook, which is a great resource for vegans, as well as those who are interested in attempting a vegan diet and lifestyle. (As is Silverstone's website.)
I've made these time and time again — not only are they super easy but they take very little time to pull together. And they're bowl-lickable.
Adults and kids alike have no idea that they're both gluten free and vegan. They're that dang good. (And for that reason, make a great option for potlucks when you aren't certain of individual diets and preferences.)
I will note that the official ingredient list includes carob chips, but I've not found that they add enough to actually keep using them.
The best brown rice crisp cereal I've found that holds up to the brown rice syrup and peanut butter is Barbara's. I've tried others and they just don't have the same crunch. I have replaced the peanut butter with almond butter in the past, and they're just as good. I'm sure you could try sunflower or hazelnut butter, too, if you've got family and/or friends with allergies.
Now that I think about it, I might try these once with Justin's Chocolate Almond or Hazelnut Butter. Hmm. That could be quite brilliant, actually.