Kyra Bussanich’s Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Truffle Crispy Rice Bars

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Countdown to 2014 Cookbook Giveaway: Day 4

This year I wanted to share my favorite cookbooks and health-focused books of 2013 with you from some of my friends. Since it’s the holiday season, they’ve decided to generously give away a copy of their books along with a recipe (see below!) starting today until the new year! Thanks to all of you for participating! To enter for your chance to win a book, just leave a comment below. The winner will be selected at random on January 2, 2014 and books will be mailed out to each winner shortly thereafter. Please note: This giveaway is available to U.S. residents only.

1/2/14: Please note that this giveaway ended on 1/1/14. All comments are now closed. Thanks for visiting!

Now, I’d like to introduce my fourth guest and her book!

WHO: Kyra Bussanich, KYRA’S BAKE SHOP
BOOK: SWEET CRAVINGS: 50 Seductive Desserts for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle  (Ten Speed Press, 2013)

RECIPE: Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Truffle Crispy Rice Bars 

Sweet Cravings

Kyra Bussanich’s Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Truffle Crispy Rice Bars

Yield: 18 bars

Ingredients

Crispy Rice Layer

1/4 cup / 57 g butter

1 (10-ounce) bag / 283 g jumbo marshmallows (I like Kraft ?Jet-Puffed)

2 teaspoons / 10 g vanilla extract

8 cups / 283 g gluten-free crispy rice cereal (such as Erewhon)

Peanut Butter Layer

2 cups / 284 g confectioners’ sugar, sifted

1 cup / 269 g creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup / 113 g butter

1 teaspoon / 5 g vanilla extract

Chocolate Layer

2 cups / 352 g dark chocolate

1/4 cup / 57 g butter

Instructions

  1. Spray an 8 by 11-inch baking pan with gluten-free cooking spray and set aside.
  2. To make the crispy rice layer, melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the ?butter browns, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the marshmallows and vanilla and stir continuously until the marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat and stir in the cereal. Pour entire contents into the baking pan. Wet or grease your hands and pat down the cereal so it is level and compact. Freeze for ?15 minutes to cool and set.
  3. Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, combine all the ingredients for the peanut butter layer and blend on low speed. Remove the crispy rice layer from the freezer and spread the peanut butter filling evenly over it. Freeze until firm to the touch, 30 to 60 minutes.
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, or over a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter for the chocolate layer and stir together until smooth. If using the microwave, heat at 30-second intervals, stirring well in between each interval. Working quickly, spread the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter layer. If the peanut butter is cold, the chocolate will set quickly.
  5. Freeze the pan again, 15 to 30 minutes, as it will be much easier to cut if the peanut butter layer is firm. Cut into bars and serve cold or at room temperature.

Notes

Reprinted with permission from Sweet Cravings: 50 Seductive Desserts for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle by Kyra Bussanich (Ten Speed Press, © 2013). Photo Credit: Leela Cyd

https://silvanaskitchen.com/kyra-bussanich-gluten-free/

44 Comments

  1. Brenda Mitten on December 23, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Looks delicious—Thanks!!!

  2. Kathryn H on December 23, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I will be making these today! Thanks

  3. Julie on December 23, 2013 at 9:38 am

    These look delicious! Good last minute recipe to make before guests come over tomorrow… Thanks!

  4. Anna Gallant on December 23, 2013 at 10:18 am

    these look great… Love your cookbook

  5. andrea on December 23, 2013 at 10:25 am

    peanut butter and chocolate….no need to say more!!!

  6. Linda J-H on December 23, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Yes, please!

  7. Hailey on December 23, 2013 at 10:37 am

    These look amazing! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Wendy Castleman on December 23, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Yum!! This sounds amazing.

  9. Cheryl C on December 23, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Thanks for sharing. Now I won’t have to miss out on one of my favorite treats.

  10. Melanie on December 23, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Chocolate and peanut butter are always a winning combination!

  11. S Wallace on December 23, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Oh Yummy! Would love to win this!!

  12. Melissa M. on December 23, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing, I’m craving these now!

  13. Sharon on December 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    They look wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Dea Marx on December 23, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    wonderful on a snowy day like today!

  15. Kathy on December 23, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Mmmm… Looks like a gourmet upgrade on a childhood favorite! I would LOVE her cookbook! 🙂 Thanks!

    • Silvana Nardone on January 15, 2014 at 7:12 am

      Hi Kathy! I’m happy to announce that you are the winner of this cookbook! Please email me at silvana@silvanaskitchen.com with your name and address information. Congratulations again!

  16. Peter Robe on December 23, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    As of Nov 9, Kyra Bussanich is now a THREE-time winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars! And still the only gluten-free winner ever.

    Her book, “Sweet Cravings”, has great, delicious, creative treats, many of them really easy to make (thank goodness for me).

    And I found a fun, short video intro to her book at http://www.tinyurl.com/kyrasweet

  17. Karen on December 23, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Looks so great!

  18. Carol on December 23, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Fantastic dessert for both the young ones and the young at heart who remember. Thanks for an easy recipe to make for the grand kids. The hamantaschen is also a great recipe from your Sweet Cravings book. I tried it with poppy seed filling also. Thanks

  19. Rachael W. on December 24, 2013 at 12:08 am

    I would LOVE to win this. I’m lucky to live in Oregon, so I’ve been to her bakery. I saw that the book came out, but can’t quite swing getting it. Thanks for having the giveaways! It’s fun thinking about the chance for a surprise gift.

  20. Lizzie Lau on December 24, 2013 at 12:26 am

    I want one right now.

  21. Anonymous on December 24, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Looks delicious! Can’t wait to make these!

  22. Kim on December 24, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Just in time for Christmas eve!

  23. Kelly Grace on December 24, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Gorgeous! I have heard great things about this cookbook!

  24. Carol Wiley on December 24, 2013 at 3:49 am

    Looks fantastic! I am going to have to see how close her shop is to me and hopefully make a trip there.

  25. heath_phree on December 24, 2013 at 4:50 am

    The pic alone makes me want the book!!

  26. Eva Adler on December 24, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Having her cookbook would be
    Terrific because she does not have
    A bakery in nj where I live

  27. Jennifer Wallen on December 24, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Always love a great cookbook and this recipe sounds amazing!

  28. Turq4 on December 24, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Those are the most beautiful rice krispie treats I have ever seen!

  29. Debbie Champion on December 24, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Absolutely love rice krispie treats! Really like the idea of chocolate with crunch. Miss Nestle’s Crunch bars! This will surely help bring back that unforgotten taste memory!

  30. tessadomesticdiva on December 24, 2013 at 9:57 am

    she is local to me, I have yet to make to her bakeshop…it is time!

  31. Sharon B on December 24, 2013 at 11:43 am

    These look yummy! Can’t have peanut butter, but I would definitely try these with cashew butter! YUM!

  32. Paula B on December 24, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Those look and sound delicious! Anything with peanut butter is a winner.

  33. Hendey Hostetter on December 24, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    These look great and easy to make!

  34. Brenda Gaines on December 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Another cookbook on my wish list.

  35. Gelfo on December 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    The cookbook looks great! Love sweets!!

  36. Lynne on December 25, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Yummy – what a great treat to make for Christmas Day. Chocolate and peanut butter – WOW!!

  37. annie on December 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Merry Christmas and a gluten-free New Year!

  38. Sarah on December 26, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Anything that involves gluten free & desserts, I’m in! Looks like a great cookbook.

  39. grammajoy on December 26, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    These look yummy!

  40. Grace on December 27, 2013 at 1:58 am

    There is so much sugar in each layer of these treats. If I made this, I would reduce the sugar and maybe splurge on vegan marshmallows.

  41. Laura on December 30, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Sounds great. Cover recipe looks really good too.

  42. Jessica Faust on December 30, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Yum! This looks delicious

  43. Cindy W. on December 31, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    These bars look yummy!

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