Vegan, Gluten-Free Maple Tahini Cereal Treats

Vegan, gluten-free desserts: Even in this era of wellness and plant-based everything, this combo can still be hard to come by. You might wonder, is it even possible to make a tasty, crowd-pleasing dessert without wheat flour, milk or eggs? We’re happy to report that the answer is definitively: yes!

These maple tahini cereal treats are crunchy, rich and satisfying, and they’re sure to be a hit with anyone who has diet restrictions — great for potlucks, dinner parties or bake sales where you want to make sure everyone gets to enjoy something sweet. Don’t forget to use Soom tahini, a locally owned artisan food company making the silkiest, creamiest tahini we’ve ever had!

Vegan, Gluten-Free Maple Tahini Cereal Treats

Serves 16–20
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
5 min 10 min 15 min


  • 2 cups Soom tahini
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 cups whole-grain gluten-free brown rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, roughly chopped


  1. Coat 9×13″ sheet pan with nonstick spray. Combine tahini, maple syrup, coconut oil, salt and vanilla extract in small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until melted and smooth.
  2. Add rice cereal to large mixing bowl. Pour maple tahini mixture over rice cereal and mix until well combined.
  3. Spread mixture into prepared sheet pan. Press into even layer with parchment paper or rubber spatula to prevent sticking. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, until cooled.
  4. Sprinkle dark chocolate over cereal treats and cut into squares to serve.

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