Brown Rice Crispy Squares

A Few Words…

I’ve always loved Rice Krispies Treats as a little girl, so I decided to put a little ‘spin’ on the recipe and make a healthier version.

Although the recipe calls for almond butter, I forgot to replace my empty jar so I made it with peanut butter instead. Sooooo yummy!

And what’s great about these squares is that anything goes! If you like walnuts – add them, if you’re a fan of chopped cranberries or raisins, why not? Don’t like coconut – leave them out! Experiment with different combinations of nuts/ dried fruit and chocolate pieces and create the squares to your own taste buds.

If you have any squares left, they do freeze well! It’s a great treat when you feel like a little something…you know what I mean!

Brown Rice Crispy Squares



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Yields 36 squares

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup peanut or almond butter
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups crispy brown rice cereal (not puffs, I use Nature’s Path)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Or use 1 1/2 cups trail mix or your favorite combination of nuts/ dried fruit/ chocolate pieces

Directions:

Combine the almond butter, tahini and molasses in a medium saucepan and heat on low heat until blended together.

Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract and salt to the saucepan and stir well.

Fold in the crispy brown rice cereal, chocolate chips, coconut, and nuts. Stir until well mixed.

Lightly grease a 9 x 13 glass baking dish and press the mixture evenly inside. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Slice and serve. If you have any leftovers, refrigerate!

Enjoy!