3 cups rice crisps (preferably brown rice crispies)
2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
½ cup plus 2 tbsp Nutilight
1/2 cup agave or honey (note: strict vegans don't use honey)
1/4 cup cocoa powder or your favorite chocolate protein powder
optional: melted dark chocolate for dipping
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients but the rice crispies. Melt to a stir-able consistency (either in the microwave or on the stove), then pour over the cereal and stir very well, making sure to coat all the crispies. Line an 8×8 pan with wax or parchment paper and spread the mixture evenly into the pan. Place a sheet of wax or parchment paper on top, then press down as firmly as you can. Really press it down! Freeze for at least a half hour before slicing, and store the homemade bars in the fridge or freezer. Dip bottoms in melted chocolate if desired.