Monday, August 13, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Crispie Bars

This desert has quickly become one of my family’s all time favorites, as it takes 15 minutes to make and tastes so good.

Not only are these bars fast, easy, gluten free, and so deliciously wonderful, they also aren’t that bad for you.

Instead of using marshmallows, you use brown rice syrup. This is a simple, healthy way to get the great stickiness you love in rice crispies without the sugar.

And instead of plain rice crispies, try brown rice crisps (we like Barbara’s brand). They don’t taste any different than the regular kind, and are better for you to boot!

Here’s how you make them:


You will need these ingredients:

- Brown rice syrup

- peanut butter (the non refrigerated kind works best)

- vanilla

- salt

- brown rice crisps

- chocolate chips


First, place a medium sized pot onto the stove. Scoop a bit more than 1/3 cup of brown rice syrup into the pan along with 1/3 cup peanut butter, 1 tsp. of vanilla, and a pinch or two of salt.



Warm on medium heat and stir until smooth, soft, and well blended.

Add 3 cups of the brown rice crispies, and stir well.  Remove from heat.

Once the crisps are well covered in the peanut butter mix, stir in 1 cup of chocolate chips.

Press mixture into an 8”x8” pan, and let cool for a few minutes in the fridge.



Wa-la! One tasty, chocolatey, gooey, sorta healthy and gluten free dessert!






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