Healthy Rice Crispy Treats - Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free

Happy Friday! Here's a quick and easy sweet treat to make without an oven or even a stove. There are many variations online, but mine are on the less sweet side with a lot of added "superfoods" to give them more nourishment. It's an easy recipe to fudge with, so feel free to experiment with whatever ingredients you have at home! I do believe the brown rice syrup is very important due to its stickiness/viscosity; its what keeps the bars together. I have also added melted chocolate like these "hippie crispy treats" but then they start to veer into "not so healthy" territory. Very delicious though.
Healthy Rice Crispy Treats
Author: Sara Tso / Matchbox Kitchen
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup (cannot be substituted)
  • 1/4 cup almond butter (or other nut/seed butter)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups crispy brown rice cereal (not puffed)
  • Optional (up to 1/2 cup)
  • popped amaranth
  • chia seed
  • flax seed
  • chocolate chips
  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix together brown rice syrup, almond butter, and maple syrup. Microwave for 30 seconds to melt ingredients all together. Mix well, then add brown rice cereal and mix together. If using optional ingredients, add them now. If not, add an additional 1/2 cup brown rice cereal.
  2. Press into a container (no need to be gentle) and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes or until solidified.
Variations: [br]1. Add 1 tbsp cocoa powder to wet ingredients and mix well. [br]2. Switch 1/2 cup cereal for rolled oats for a more granola bar like texture[br]3. Add chopped nuts and dried fruit for more sustenance[br]4. Spread melted chocolate on top and sprinkle with flaked sea salt