While trying to find a baller recipe to make for my friends and family this Christmas, I opened up my copy of Wake + Bake and got a chance to remember how fun it was to write that book.
Here’s an excerpt:
Carl Sagan may be one of the smartest guys to say that marijuana prohibition is stupid (page 64). The famous astronomer noted that one time, he got high, took a shower with his wife, played with some bubbles… and then wrote 11 prolific essays in about an hour. Some of those essays aided in the popularization of science and understanding the systems that create poverty.
So whip up a batch of these easy vegan Ripped Crispies during a time of classic writer’s block. Unlock the floodgates of creativity and allow the river of inspiration to wash over your stifled brain. But first, get in the shower and just be high in the shower. It’s what Carl Sagan would do.
Right? Don’t you just love picturing a genius astronomer in the shower playing with bubbles? No? Just me?
Oh well. Back to the cannabis rice crispy thing then…
Easy Vegan + Gluten Free Cannabis Infused Rice Crispy Treats
I’ve made these 984165 times but every time I forget how easy and delicious they are until I do it again.
It’s kind of like when you write a book, and then two years goes by, and you forget every single word inside of it.
And then when you read that book again, it doesn’t even feel like you did it and you can actually enjoy it instead of being mortified by typos, design glitches and weird personal stories that you decided to share with a bunch of complete strangers.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that everyone should write a book, put it down and come back to it and fully appreciate it later. Or wait… no… my point was that these cannabis infused rice crispy treats are delightful!
Even if you’re not a vegan, you will love them. If you’re not a vegan and you’d like to use honey instead of brown rice syrup, you can do that, but they don’t hold together as well.
You’ll have to make sure they stay in the fridge right up until you’re ready to eat them and use a little more coconut oil or nut butter (idk… experiment!).
IMHO they’re a lot less messy than working with the traditional marshmallow goo that you use as a base for regular rice crispy treats, but now that I just said that, I kinda want to infuse some of those too.
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Wow. So this post is all over the place and I’m over half a bomber of organic hard cider in (not an affiliate link, just the best cider ever). And that’s my queue to stop and get to the recipe. Happy holidays everyone!
Vegan Cannabis Rice Crispy Treat Recipe
- Grease an 8×8 pan or line it with parchment paper (recommended).
- In a saucepan over low-med heat, melt:
1/4 Cup Nut Butter (Peanut, Almond or Sunflower Seed)
1/2 Cup Brown Rice Syrup
2 Tablespoon Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil + 2 T Regular Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
- Pour Mixture into a large bowl and slowly incorporate:
3 1/2 Cups Rice Crisp Cereal
- Pour that mixture into the pan and press it evenly with a big wooden spoon or spatula.
5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes – 1 hour. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
In the short time it took me to post all of this… I finished that bomber. The word cider now looks like it’s spelled incorrectly every time I see it and the keyboard letters feel like they’re getting smaller by the second. Let me know if you’ve got questions or if you make these tasty treats post your experience in the comments below.