Tuesday, August 26, 2014

brown rice crispy treats

These treats are so tasty and are great for lunches or an after-school snack. Brown crispy rice cereal can be found at health food stores or online. Adapted from The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook.


2-3 Tbsp. coconut oil, plus more for greasing pan
1 cup brown rice syrup
3/4 cup almond butter or unsalted natural peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 cups brown rice crispy cereal

seeds or chopped nuts or chopped dried fruit are some fun additions
you can also make a chocolate topping with dark chocolate chips and coconut oil


1. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with coconut oil.
2. Heat the coconut oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the brown rice syrup and nut butter and heat until bubbles form, stirring constantly with a whisk. Take pan off the heat and stir in the vanilla.
3. Place the cereal in a bowl with any optional additions. Pour hot syrup mixture over it and mix together.
4. Pour the mixture into pan and press the mixture flat.
5. If you would like to add the chocolate topping, melt 3/4 cup dark chocolate and 3 Tbsp. coconut oil together and pour over top. Cool and slice into squares.

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