Sunday, October 23, 2011

Crispy Rice Treats

This is one of my son's favorite recipes.  He likes the combination of nut butter and date syrup which gives these treats a delicious unique flavor.  The last time we made it we added 1/2 cup carob chips, at my son's suggestion.

These treats makes a quick and easy healthy snack.  Or a nutritious breakfast on-the-go. 

Crispy Rice Treats

2 cups crispy brown rice, sweetened with fruit juice
1/2 cup almond, cashew or peanut butter
1/2 cup date syrup
1/2 cup chopped almonds, cashews or peanuts
6 medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  1. Combine crispy brown rice and nuts in a large bowl.   
  2. Drop chopped dates one by one into the crispy rice mixture and stir to coat the date pieces to prevent them from clumping together.
  3. Combine date syrup and nut butter.
  4. Stir date syrup mixture into crispy rice mixture.
  5. Spray 8" square baking pan with cooking spray.
  6. Press mixture into pan and refrigerate for several hours.
  7. Cut into squares.

Makes 12 squares.

Nutrition facts, per square: 174 calories; 9 g fat; 0.65 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 17 mg sodium; 275 mg potassium; 22 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 14 g sugar; 4 g protein.