June 14, 2010

Brown Rice Crispy Treats

These are made with brown rice cereal and four other whole food ingredients. Our children do not need to be deprived of a wonderful childhood indulgence like rice crispy treats :). These are a super alternative.

Complements: The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook

3 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
1 cup brown rice syrup
3/4 cup peanut butter or almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 cups organic brown rice crispy cereal (can be found at most health food stores)

Optional Additions:
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup raisins or dried cherries

Optional Topping: (I do this ;))
organic dark chocolate

Put coconut oil into a medium-sized saucepan and heat over medium heat. Add brown rice syrup and almond or peanut butter. Heat until tiny bubbles form, stirring constantly with a wire whisk. Immediately take the pot off the heat and add the vanilla. Stir it again. Place brown rice crispy cereal into a large bowl and add any of the optional additions. Pour the hot rice syrup mixture over it. Immediately mix together with a spoon. Pour mixture into a 9x13 inch pan and press mixture flat. You may need to place a little coconut oil or water on your hands so the mixture won't stick to them. If you would like to add chocolate topping, then take desired amount of dark chocolate and place into a heavy-bottomed saucepan over very low heat. Heat until completely melted, stirring occasionally. Then pour over top of crispy treats, spreading evenly with the back of a spoon. Cool completely before slicing into bars. I store in an air tight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
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1 comment:

Kristin said...

O wow! I'm trying these! LOL I'm wondering where you found the brown rice. I'll keep an eye out.