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No-Bake Healthy Rice Crispy Treats

No-Bake Almond Butter Brown Rice Crispy Treats with Dark Chocolate Shell and Flaked Sea Salt


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This more nutritious version of the classic childhood rice crispy treat is super simple to make. They are basically like no-bake almond butter rice crisp granola bars with a thin dark chocolate shell.  I love to enjoy them straight out of the freezer for a snack or dessert.


Ingredients

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For the almond butter rice crispy treats:

  • 1 cup runny unsweetened, unsalted creamy raw almond butter (a new jar works best here)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil or melted vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of fine sea salt
  • 3 cups gluten-free brown rice crisp cereal (I love One Degree Organics gluten-free sprouted brown rice crispy cereal - it is lightly sweetened with coconut sugar keeping it refined sugar-free)

For the chocolate topping:


Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the almond butter, maple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth and well combined, about 1 minute. Next stir in the brown rice crisp cereal until well combined.
  3. Pour mixture into prepared pan, and use a spatula to flatten the top so it is even and well compact. Alternatively, you could place a new sheet of parchment paper overtop the treats and then use the bottom of a glass to press the mixture down without it sticking to the bottom of the glass.
  4. To melt the chocolate, place the chocolate in a microwave safe measuring cup and heat for 2 minutes.  Stir well and pour the melted chocolate over the bars.  Use a mini spatula to spread out the chocolate evenly into one thin layer overtop the crispy treats.
  5. Place pan in the freezer for 1-2 hours. Use a sharp knife to cut into 16 square bars and serve.
  6. The rice crispy treats can be stored covered in the freezer for up to one month. The treats will soften at room temperature within 10-20 minutes but should stay together. I prefer eating them straight out of the freezer.

Notes

  • You could use half the amount of melted chocolate and drizzle overtop in a zig-zag pattern.
  • You could garnish the top of the rice crispy treats with hemp seeds, flaked sea salt or unsweetened shredded coconut.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Dessert or Snack
  • Method: Freezer

Keywords: Vegan Almond Butter Rice Crispy Treats