Almond Butter Rice Crisp Treats

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Growing up, I used to be a professional Rice Crispy Treat baker. I’d dump butter in a pot, add a bag of marshmallows, rice crisp, and vanilla.

Spread into a pan.

Stuff in face.

Totally gourmet.

Sticky, sweet, crunchy…and easy enough for a child to make. I still remember sticking the gooey cereal covered spoon straight into my mouth to ‘taste test’, leaving marshmallow whiskers all over my cheeks. I made them so many times, I memorized the complex and highly detailed gourmet recipe off the side of the cereal box. Like I said, total pro.

Each December, I showcased my skills by making Christmas-themed Rice Crispy Treats, complete with red and green rice crispies and a dusting of red and green sprinkles on top. They were the hit of every class party, the talk of the town, and they matched my Christmas sweater and scrunchie so well.

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These Almond Butter Rice Crisp Treats are an equally gourmet version (read: no bake) of my loved childhood treats. However, unlike the original, this recipe is made without marshmallows, but I promise you won’t miss them!

To make these treats, I used my No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispies recipe for inspiration- one of the most popular recipes on the blog.

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I put on my apron, rolled up my sleeves, and got to work. After 15 exhausting minutes, I had treats whipped up for a special someone.

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Almond Butter Rice Crisp Treats

Vegan, gluten-free

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These rice crisp treats are absolutely divine! I love to use my Maple-Cinnamon Superseed Almond Butter in these for a great flavour, but store-bought natural almond butter will also work in a pinch.

Yield
12 squares
Freeze time
15 minutes
Prep Time
Cook time
0 Minutes
Total Time

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) brown rice syrup*
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Maple-Cinnamon Superseed Almond Butter**
  • 1 tablespoon non-dairy butter (such as Earth Balance)
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups (115 g) gluten-free rice crisp cereal
For the chocolate topping:
  • 1/3 cup (65 g) non-dairy chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Prepare an 8 inch by 8 inch square pan, by lining it with 2 pieces of parchment paper, one going each way.
  2. In a large pot over low-medium heat, add the brown rice syrup, almond butter, butter, maple syrup, and salt. Stir well until super smooth and heated through. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  3. Stir in the rice crisp cereal until thoroughly combined.
  4. Scoop into pan and spread out evenly. Press down with lightly wet fingers or roll flat with pastry roller. Place in freezer to set for 5 minutes while you make the chocolate topping.
  5. In a small pot or double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil over low heat. Once 2/3 of the chips are melted, remove from heat and stir until smooth.
  6. Remove the pan from freezer and drizzle or spread with melted chocolate mixture. Sprinkle with coconut and place in the freezer until firm, about 10 minutes.
  7. Slice into squares. Bars will hold their shape quite well at room temperature, but you can store in the fridge to ensure the chocolate stays solid. Leftovers can be wrapped and stored in the fridge for 5 to 7 days, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Tips:

  • * Brown rice syrup is used in this recipe because it is a great binder. I don't recommend using another liquid sweetener.
  • ** Feel free to swap the almond butter for store-bought natural peanut butter or almond butter, if desired.
  • Make it soy-free: Use soy-free vegan chocolate chips, such as Enjoy Life brand. Also use soy-free vegan butter, such as Earth Balance soy-free buttery spread.

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Oh man did this recipe bring back the memories!

You can either drizzle on the chocolate as shown below, or spread it out evenly covering the entire surface, depending on how much chocolate you want. I used 1/4 cup chocolate chips and it was the perfect amount to drizzle. Use 1/2 cup chips if you want to cover the entire surface.

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I had to use so much restraint not to eat all of them! Eric also raved about them and was quite jealous when he found out that they weren’t for him. :)

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Did you do any baking or cooking as a child? What was your favourite thing to make?

Recipe News:

I’m setting up a new recipe organizational system powered by Recipage! I think you’re going to love it as much as I already do. I‘m excited to have a better system for quickly locating, searching, emailing, sharing, and printing recipes all in one spot. You can check out the new page here to see the 40 recipes I’ve entered so far. I still have about 6 gazillion recipes to enter, so bear with me as I try to enter all of them in. ;) I should be finished by 2015. Maybe sooner if I figure out how to copy and paste.

[joking, joking!]

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1 Jen @ keepitsimplefoods.com June 24, 2011

Rice Krispy treats were definitely a childhood favorite (still love ’em today!). Love this healthified, grown up version. Looks delicious!

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2 Stacy @ Stacy Eats June 24, 2011

I loved making Rice Crispy Treats when I was little too. And brownies because I loved to lick the batter bowl clean. :)
Can’t wait to try your recipe. I think I need to make these asap!

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3 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 24, 2011

I can’t believe these don’t have any marshmallow creme in them – they look just like what my mom used to make! My BFF is 8 months pregnant right now and craves rice cripsy treats – I’m going to make up a batch of these for her this weekend. :)

My favorite thing to make as a child was PB cookies. I loved using the fork to make the cris-crosses on the tops.

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4 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table June 24, 2011

P.S. I just checked out the recipe page – it is looking awesome! It’s going to be worth the hard work in 2015. :)

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5 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 24, 2011

haha I look forward to that date.

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6 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 24, 2011

These are just what I’ve been looking for! I have a cousin’s baby shower to attend soon, and I was looking for a treat that could satisfy a crowd! I think these will be perfect, but decorated with pale pink icing :)

Oh, and I used to make peppermint rice crispy treat during my Christmas parties! I was the hit of the 4th grade!

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7 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 24, 2011

mmm I did too!

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8 Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa June 24, 2011

YUM! I’ve made these before using honey instead of brown rice syrup and peanut butter instead of almond. Not vegan, but totally delicious!

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9 Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife June 24, 2011

These look awesome! I used to LOVE Rice Krispy Treats as a kid, they have that amazing flavor that nothing else has. My favorite thing to bake as a kid was spritz shortbread cookies in all different colors at Christmas!

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10 Julie (A Case of the Runs) June 24, 2011

Hooray for Recipage (and krispie treats!)!!!

It’s a lot of work, but worth it! I love your recipes and will now be able to search them more easily! =)

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11 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 24, 2011

My husband loves old school rice crispy treats so these would be a hit in my house (and a slightly healthier version ;)) must try them!
I’m psyched you’re putting recipage up. You have so many good recipes and I’ve loved the blogs that have implemented that so far. Makes it sooo much easier :)

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12 Caitlin June 24, 2011

are they still chewy without the marshmallows or are they crunchier?

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13 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 24, 2011

super chewy! Similar texture I would say :)

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14 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes June 24, 2011

I used to make this one thing called sweet marie bars ALL the time when I was little. Then I realized that a cup of corn syrup in one recipe wasnt a good idea. They were very similar to your peanut butter chocolate crunchies. ( Your recipe is much better for you!) But I thought I was pro making them. :)

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15 WIERDGREENMAN June 24, 2011

These treats look AMAZING!
Generally, my favorite way to cook as a child: anything involving mixing+baking. Biscotti is SO fun!

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16 mariah (pictures pups and pies) June 24, 2011

I have made rice crisp treats very similar to this and they are DELICIOUS. I love your added touch with the chocolate drizzle- they look so pretty. I thought they tasted similar to rice crispy treats with an extra flavor perk from the nut butter! Even better in my book.

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17 Tessa @ Amazing Asset June 24, 2011

I used to be an expert rice krispie maker too! It does require a lot of tricks and skills after all ;-)
I am quite in love with this recipe, it will be perfect to bring to the BBQ I am going to on Sunday!

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18 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit June 24, 2011

I make this exact same recipe at least once a week, only I make it on a bowl and eat it straight out of said bowl. I just mix 1 cup gf rice crisps, handful of chocolate chips, 1 tbsp almond butter, handful chopped almonds and throw it in the microwave for 30 sec. stir, then 30 sec more. Ah-mazing. I should probably try to put the effort in to actually making squares out of them, I’m just far too antsy when I have a chocolate craving to wait that long!

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19 Heather (heathers dish) June 24, 2011

I love this idea! Not 100% in love with almond butter (except on carrots!!!) but I would totally annihilate these!

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20 Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' June 24, 2011

Those are beautiful!

I actually was the “weird kid” who didn’t love traditional Rice Krispy treats– because I hated marshmallows! My mom made a special version for me instead, using peanut butter and butterscotch chips, and they were my absolute favorite treat. Since peanut butter isn’t a staple in my diet anymore, I bet I would love this almond butter version!!

And let’s be honest, I’d eat anything drizzled in chocolate. ;)

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21 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 24, 2011

I loved Rice Krispy Squares as a kid! When we moved to Bahrain, my sister’s friends hadn’t really tried them before, so for National Day at our school (as in, where everyone comes in wearing their national dress), she brought in a massive tray of Rice Krispy squares, in the shape of a Canadian flag. She used ones that she’d dyed red for the maple leaf and the left and right sides, then the regular ones for the white part. They thought it was amazing! And to think those children had been deprived of such a delicious treat for so long!!! :)

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22 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 24, 2011

And PS. I’m so ridiculously excited for these.. you have NO idea! :)

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23 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 24, 2011

that’s such a cool idea!

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24 Wendy Irene June 24, 2011

Love your new recipe page!! Awesome work. I’m thrilled that I now have a recipe to make crispy treats for my kids that I can eat, too. After starting a Vegan diet I did not know if I would be able to have crispy treats again. I’m so excited to try this! Have a great weekend.

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25 Jenna Z June 24, 2011

This is so gross but my “specialty” when I was a kid was decorated cakes. Bake up a box cake mix, whip up a batch of “Jenna’s frosting” as the recipe card in my mom’s binder says, turn it about 10 different colors, stuff it into pastry bags and go to TOWN on that thing! Hearts, stars, unicorns, swags on the edges, fluted piping, and don’t forget to write your name and a few other sweet words on top! WAY too much frosting, oh and that special recipe? Powdered sugar, shortening, almond flavoring and milk. Ew!!! But so tasty!

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26 Jackie @ That Deep Breath June 24, 2011

I made rice krispy treats for the first time a couple weeks ago & added crushed up oreos. Boy, did I feel fancy! I can’t wait to try these ones out!

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27 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 24, 2011

haha now that’s gourmet!

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28 Sylvia @ The Running Advocate June 24, 2011

Aww yay, Emily and Casey’s Recipage is an awesome addition to the site. So user friendly :D
These treats are so genius! I love almond butter and I love rice krispies but avoid them because of all of the HFCS in them. Thanks Angela!

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29 Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove June 24, 2011

I was just browsing your recipes this morning and the new Recipage layout makes things so much easier to find! What a great idea!!

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30 Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner June 24, 2011

i loved rice krispie squares growing up!
the recipe page looks great.. nice and organized

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31 Chanelle June 24, 2011

Hey Anglea I can’t wait for recipage!!! I love it. So easy to did stuff! Awesome idea! Have a great weekend!

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32 Gloria June 24, 2011

I’m loving the Recipage so far :) And those rice crisps look delicious!

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33 Cait's Plate June 24, 2011

I was definitely a chocolate chip cookie baker as a kid. And not surprisingly, I haven’t really changed much since then! ;)

These bars look so amazing – you really cannot go wrong with nut butter + chocolate!

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34 Carly June 24, 2011

This recipe is brilliant. I LOATHE working with marshmallows. The sticky, gooeyness is so frustrating for impatient little me!

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35 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 24, 2011

and the clean up was much much easier without them!

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36 Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) June 24, 2011

I think those are the prettiest rice krispie treats I’ve ever seen :)

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37 giordin June 24, 2011

These look delicious!! I used to love making rice krispie treats when I was younger too! But I think my all time favorite thing to make was chocolate chip cookies with my mom. We made them ALL the time and it’s become somewhat second nature for me now to whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Not vegan though! I’m hoping your lovely blog will help me learn how to whip up some amazing vegan cookies!

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38 Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! June 24, 2011

I believe you have just ended my eternal search for dairy free, gelatin free rice krispie treats. Brilliance!

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39 Leanne June 24, 2011

Hello from Guelph!
Crunchy almond butter is my FAVOURITE. These look awesome.
I’ll be trying these out tonight!

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40 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 24, 2011

yay guelph…love it there!

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41 Beth June 24, 2011

Oh heavens, where’s my drool cloth? Yum much! I’m not vegan, or vegetarian. I’m a flexitarian. I only eat meat when I feel like it… Which is pretty rare! Anyway, whenever I try to convince others of the health benefits of eating less meat, they go off on the importance of protein. I know there are excellent plant sources of protein, and that we need much less protein than we’ve been led to believe. I don’t get hung up on the specifics; I just listen to my body and adjust accordingly. But, I thought you might know how much we actually do need. And then maybe people will stop giving me a hard time and start listening ;) If you do know and happen to have the time, or feel so inclined, could you please shoot me a brief email letting me know? Thank you kindly. And thanks so much for sharing your wonderfully balanced recipes! *B

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42 AGS @ West With Flight June 24, 2011

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is 0.8 – 1 gram per kilogram (kg) of body weight. In comparison, endurance athletes require about 1.2 to 1.4 g/kg. (1 pound = 2.2 kilograms)

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43 Leanne June 24, 2011

ps. I really like the shot with the mixing bowl and spoon in the background!

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44 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 24, 2011

Thanks!!

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45 Katrina June 24, 2011

These sound awesome! I need to give them a try soon :)

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46 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 24, 2011

Yummm – I made almost the exact recipe recently and their featured on the Earth Balance website. Your photos are top notch, as always. & I love that green plate.

I think Recipage is awesome; though, I had no idea you had to enter all your recipes individually. Oh, my! Wish I could help ya out :)

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47 laura June 24, 2011

I love rice krispie squares :)
& the new recipe page looks great.

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48 Amanda Jewell @ Science&Bananas June 24, 2011

Those rice krispies look so good & the recipe only has 8 ingredients! That’s my kind of recipe :-)
The new recipage is so easy! It’s a much better way to format your recipes. I really appreciate you updating it so now I can more easily throw myself into “make every single delicious recipe that Angela’s ever made” frenzy. :-)
I bet these rice krispies would be really good with some vegan marshmellows –> need. to. buy. some. STAT.

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49 Molly June 24, 2011

I love trying out your recipes and I’m so excited it will be even easier with the new page. I’m sure it takes a lot of time, so thank you!

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50 The Teenage Taste June 24, 2011

Oh my gosh! I used to love Rice Krispy Treats so much! Heck, I still do!
Thanks for the natural, vegan alternative, Angela! :-D

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51 Sondi June 24, 2011

Hands down, my favourite thing to bake as a child was chocolate chip cookies.

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52 Sara@BakingandWine June 24, 2011

Scrunchies! BWAHAHA. Oh man, those were the days.

Anyways, :), I did a lot of baking when I was a kid with my grandmothers and my step-mother. I also had an easy bake oven, which I loved! Probably my favorite thing to make was banana bread because it always came out so perfect. And of course Christmas cookies during the holiday season were always fun!

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53 Jenny June 24, 2011

I baked a lot throughout elementary/jr. high/high school (oatmeal raisin cookies were my Dad’s fav so they were featured quite frequently). The best part was my mom would always voluntarily clean-up the mess :) I miss those days! I still have my first cookbook: Debbie Learns to Cook. French toast was the first thing I ever made. Thanks for another great recipe!

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54 Maria@healthydiaries June 24, 2011

I LOVE rice krispy treats! I cannot wait to make these!!

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55 Emily June 24, 2011

Ooooh yum! I miss rice crispy treats so much!

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56 ShopDropNRoll June 24, 2011

Definitely chocolate chip cookies, with cupcakes coming in as a very close second! Can’t wait to try this new spin on an old favourite Angela!

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57 katie June 24, 2011

I loveeee how sticky and gooey rice crispy treats are. Do you remember rice crispy treat cereal?! clumps of delicious marshmellowy goodness drenched in milk, yes please! And good news for any gluten free people, rice crispy cereal is now certified gluten free! I was psyched.

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58 Aja June 24, 2011

Those look so yummy. I really need to not look at food blogs before meals. Sheesh!
I love organization. It makes me happy.

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59 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 24, 2011

Me too…once it is done! heh

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60 Arielle (Your Vegan Girlfriend) June 24, 2011

Angela these look so mouthwatering! I love how easy and simple they are! I think I am going to bring these for a potluck next week. I don’t think I have had a rice crispie treat since high school. Can’t wait to get uncooking!

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61 Andrea B. @ Vegvacious June 24, 2011

I bought a jar of brown rice syrup quite a while ago, but I’m never sure when to sub it in for other sweeteners. I can’t wait to try it out in this recipe! These definitely bring back wonderful childhood memories. I don’t think you’re ever too old for rice crisp treats :-)

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62 ashley @ ashley's adventures in alaska June 24, 2011

Rice Krispie treats and cupcakes made from crappy box mixes totally remind me of my childhood! And snowcones and pickles, after little league games. :)

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63 Sana June 24, 2011

Good luck with adding the recipes!

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64 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga June 24, 2011

“I used to be a professional Rice Crispy Treat baker.”–

I STILL AM!!

I have umpteen versions of RKTs on my site. All with some sort of choc frosting or choc PB frosting on top b/c I just have to incorporate chocolate into them, somehow.

And I have Special K Bars and other cereal-based sweet/treat bar recipes, too.

There is just something about nobake bars like this that I love. Probably b/c yes, in childhood, these were STAPLES for me!

Your photography on these is brilliant! Love the coconut flake dusting; makes it all sooooo beautiful.
:)

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65 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 24, 2011

haha :) Yes I discovered that dark desserts with chocolate don’t photograph well, a touch of coconut makes them a bit easier ;)

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66 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit June 24, 2011

Oh my gosh, I just checked out your recipe page and I love it to pieces! I just updated my page, with images and sections to make it easier to find things, but I had to write the HTML myself. It wasn’t too hard, but I knew it wasn’t going to be the ultimate solution. Thanks for sharing recipage with us! Once I get up to the thousands of recipes you have, I’d love to have this sort of thing on my blog.
I can’t wait to see the final product!

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67 Abby June 24, 2011

Oh my gosh! I used to adore rice krispie making as a child! I am.pumped for this recipe and that you are getting Recipage! :)

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68 Eat Hike Sleep Repeat June 24, 2011

Oooooh! delicious! I’ve missed RC squares, and marshmallows generally. These are at the top of my weekend to do/eat list.

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69 Marysol June 24, 2011

A classic treat loved by kids of all ages, myself included.

These look like a party, with a generous drizzle of melted chocolate being its crowning glory!

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70 Amber @ Stop and Smell the Wildflowers June 24, 2011

Those look just like the real deal!
I totally used to cook when I was little…. except what I made wasn’t exactly edible. I loved to take out all the spices and baking supplies out of my grandma’s kitchen cupboard and go to town mixing up all kinds of crazy concoctions. I would then make “cookies” out of them and take them to my grandpa to try. He was a good sport and would pretend to take a bite and tell me how wonderful they were. :) There was also the time I wanted to make a “smoothie” and I made my nana peel about a thousand grapes for me because I didn’t want the peels in it. Haha, now I’m a little bit better about actually following a recipe.

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71 Lindsey @ Why Just Eat June 24, 2011

My mother doesn’t like to bake, so we didn’t do much baking when I was a child. Now that I have a daughter of my own, I’m more than making up for what I missed out on! Those treats look oh so yummy – they are now on my To Do list for the weekend :)

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72 Andrea (Run. Learn. Repeat.) June 24, 2011

Wow. Those look good. Can’t wait to try them.

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73 Marci June 24, 2011

Yum, I loved the other ones, and I can’t wait to try these! No bake is where it’s at in Texas in the summer!

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74 Heather June 24, 2011

Hi Angela,

I had everything at home for these and made them this afternoon. They were so quick and awesome. Thanks for another fabulous, healthy and kid friendly recipe … the boys loved them! I used 1/3c chocolate chips and had more than enough to do a thin coating of chocolate over all the bars. My youngest even enjoyed the leftover chocolate out of the bowl.

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75 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 24, 2011

So glad you all enjoyed them Heather!

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76 Beth June 24, 2011

Those are lovely. I think Rice Krispy treats were among the first things I made, and I made them often, but my favorite thing to make was chocolate chip cookies, and that remains today! I made your oatmeal raisin cookies last week and my husband gobbled them up, and last night I made the brownies with the teff flour. Yum!

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77 Molly @ RDexposed June 24, 2011

I even needed help with Rice Krispie Treats when I was in 2nd grade. Too many steps? Not sure what my deal was!

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78 Sara June 24, 2011

That new recipe page is seriously awesome! :D

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79 Rebecca June 24, 2011

These sound delicious. I was never a big rice crispy fan, but they have to be good with almond butter and chocolate. I started my baking obession early on. Peanut butter balls, no bakes, cakes, cookies-I was no stranger.

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80 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 24, 2011

Great recipe! I didn’t like to make rice krispie squares as a kid, but I definitely loved to eat them! ;) My favourite thing to make were brownies!

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81 AGS @ West With Flight June 24, 2011

You should find someone to do the copying over to the recipe page for you. You could pay them in rice crispy treats. . . ;) GREAT page, by the way.

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82 Barry June 24, 2011

Delicious post! You know, the truth is, I can get tired crunching my way to the summits of mountains, but I get exhausted just thinking about all the effort it takes for you to assemble some of these oustanding entries in your blog. Excellent job. I may need some advice on heart smart cuisine in the near term. Keep up the good work.

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83 Paige @Running Around Normal June 24, 2011

Uh, yum! I wish I had all the ingredients right now so i could make them for dessert tonight! :) However, I have a feeling I’ll be able to make them tomorrow :)

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84 Olya June 24, 2011

I wonder what your (oh my) children will whip up in the kitchen. Would it be a bit like this: “Mommy, try that! Not only it is sweet and tasty but it’s good for your arteries too and will give you lots of energy for running”. Oh maybe: “Moooom, you don’t get it, a treat just has to have marshmallows and sugar and butter in it!”

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85 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats June 24, 2011

Thanks for the recipe! I have always disliked rice crispy treats due to the overly sweet marshmallows. I love that this recipe leaves them out! I will definitely be trying them out. ^_^

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86 kris (everyday oats) June 24, 2011

ahhh I loveee rice crispy treats! It’s almost as if you subconsciously knew I just got a new jar of brown rice syrup ;) Must make these asap!

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87 Mama Pea June 25, 2011

I REAAAAAALY want one of these with a cold glass of almond milk right now. Actually I really REAAAAAALY want a whole pan of these right now. And you can hold the almond milk.

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88 Maria June 25, 2011

Yum they look lovely. I used to love making cornflake crackle cakes (basically sugar, butter, syrup, chocolate all melted, stir in cornflakes (and sometimes raisins) and then spoon into fairy cake cases)- so easy because you only needed one pan and then were made so quickly :)

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89 Aine @ Something to Chew Over June 25, 2011

These look like a delicious treat for my g-f partner! I’m going to add some chopped almonds too – you can’t go wrong with extra almonds :)

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90 Melanie June 25, 2011

OHHHH EMMMM GEEEEEE!!! I made these last night. And as i took the first bite, the skies parted and a choir of angels started singing “Hallelujah” They were Ab-So-Lute-Ly amazing. I dont know how you do it?!?! And the crazy thing is it tastes like the ones i ate as a child. Only better *giggles*

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91 Angela (Oh She Glows) June 25, 2011

Im so happy you enjoyed them so much!!

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92 LizAshlee June 25, 2011

I love healthy rice crisp treats! I haven’t made them in awhile and was just thinking about bring them back into my treat diet!:) Maybe this evening…sounds like a perfect way to wrap up Saturday!

Beautiful photos=they make me want to make them RIGHT now..too bad I have to go to work…or else I just might, even if it is 6:40AM :)

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93 Sara (The Veggie Eco-Life) June 25, 2011

I bet I’m gonna love these! Rice crisps are so yum *childhood memories* we smuthered them in chocolate, in the oven, and then – watch it don’t burn your fingers – we ate them, all of them!

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94 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner June 25, 2011

This sounds AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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95 Selena June 25, 2011

I’ve made the almond butter chews (I forget what they’re called on here…crisps, almond butter, brown rice syrup rolled into balls) and totally thought they could be turned into rice krispie treats. Looks like you had the same idea and I’m happy you got the proportions right for me so I don’t even have to figure it out. My kids really loved the chews and I know they’ll love these too. I feel so much better giving them these kinds of treats instead of the junky (and pre-packaged) ones!

Thank you!!

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96 Zestful Lou June 25, 2011

I really want to make these today! I’m trying to find the motivation to go back to the store (i’ve been 3 times already today!) Apparently I need to make a shopping list.

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97 Audrey June 26, 2011

These look so delicious, Angela!!!

I have mixed feelings about Recipage. I’ve seen it on other blogs and at first I thought it was really cool, but on further use I hate the fact that when you search for something you can’t just right click and open results in a new tab. The way it is now you have to search, click on one recipe to see it, then go back, research, click on another recipe, etc. This can make it really time-consuming and annoying if you just want to quickly scan the recipes. Maybe Emily and the Recipage developers could add a right click/open in new tab option? Okay, sorry for the ramble-y post. I just thought I’d mention it. :)

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98 Sharon (from Bit of the Good Stuff) July 5, 2011

These look absolutely stunning and I can’t wait to try them out! I’m having trouble finding brown rice syrup in my local area (I don’t think it’s something we commonly bake with in the UK) but I’ll keep looking! Otherwise I wonder if agave syrup will work?

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99 Angela (Oh She Glows) July 5, 2011

It should work with other sweetener, but it wont hold together as well and you will have to keep them in the fridge. Goodluck! :)

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100 Rebecca July 8, 2011

THESE WERE A HUGE WINNER! Oh I have a new go to treat… and so easily adaptable! You could sub in peanut butter for the almond no problem.. this was my first rice syrup recipe and I am more than please! Thanks to you and to everyone else… give them a try!

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101 Veronica July 24, 2011

I used maple syrup. Seemed to hold together fine for me.

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102 Caitlin September 11, 2012

I could only find rice puffs cereal- do you think that would provide the same crunch?

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103 Rachel October 24, 2012

Yum! These sound dee-lish!
Do you think they would work with molasses instead of brown rice syrup? I’m trying to up the iron in my little guy’s diet and molasses is a power house. Thanks!

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104 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2012

Im not too sure, the flavour would change but they should hold together. Goodluck!

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105 Danielle November 12, 2012

These are delicious!! They’re a perfect healthy alternative to the special K butterscotch bars at my university’s dining hall :) I made a half batch since I’m only cooking for myself and I subbed 1/8 cup agave and 1/8 cup honey instead of brown rice syrup and they hold together fine. I also didn’t bother with the almond butter or salt in the drizzle either, just used straight up melted dark chocolate.

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106 Cindy Quinnelly January 17, 2013

I just made the almond butter rice crisps treats! Very good, I had to use agave nectar instead of the brown rice syrup, but they held together well enough. I also cut the amount of salt, and topped with chopped roasted almonds. This is a quick and tasty snack!

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107 Andrea January 31, 2013

Angela, do you think these would work using coconut butter instead of almond butter?

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108 lillian July 14, 2013

I made these yesterday and they are so delicious! Thanks for the recipe

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109 Rhea October 26, 2013

Could I use Kamut puffs? Opposed to rice crisp?

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110 Jess December 11, 2013

Thanks for posting this recipe, I was looking for something that would replicate my favorite (expensive) bars from a natural foods store. Excited to make these!

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111 Jess January 7, 2014

I made this yesterday without the chocolate drizzle. They’re really, really good. They reminded me of this- a bar that a resort I go to makes.
canyonranch.com/your-health/food-nutrition/cooking-recipes/breads-snacks/canyon-ranch-hiking-bar
Thanks for the recipe!

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112 Kristen January 19, 2014

I made these for the second time today. I must say, the first batch – while good – seemed to heavy on the vanilla. 1 Tbsp didn’t work for me. So the second batch I scaled it to 1 tsp and liked the flavor much better.

Also for those wondering, for the first batch I used maple syrup (I was making them for a vegan friend, couldn’t find brown rice syrup so substituted the maple syrup) and the second batch I used honey (because I am neither a vegan or a vegetarian). Both were excellent binders, no issues whatsoever there.

Anyway, I think *my* ideal batch will use maple syrup and 1 tsp vanilla (I really liked the flavor of maple syrup and almond butter – it was particularly yummy). :)

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113 Amy January 21, 2014

OH MY GOSHHHH I just made these. And they were better than I thought they were going to be. I have been making so many recipes from your website lately and they are all AMAZING! Thank you! :)

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114 Christina April 20, 2014

These are so delicious. I made them as little bite-sized balls and covered them in chocolate and brought them to a party. Everyone loved it and the hostess asked for the recipe!

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115 Lanae May 23, 2014

Love these! Growing up my mom made a version of these, and she still makes them from time to time when we get together. I did not expect these to be even close to as delicious as her bars are, but they totally are! I think I might even like them more!(don’t tell her I said that) I didn’t have any parchment paper, so I oiled the pan with coconut oil and the bars came out with no problem. Thanks for the recipe!

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116 Cyndi Egold June 7, 2014

Hi Angela. The recipe says “stir in almond butter” in both the crispie mix and the melted chocolate chips. HELP! What did I miss?

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117 Cyndi Egold June 7, 2014

Never mind. I just found it. Duh!

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118 Sam August 27, 2014

Just made these and they were AMAZING! So quick and easy to make! Definitely a new staple in my house!

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119 RKS August 28, 2014

Thanks for the recipe! I found them far too sweet, so will definitely cut down on the brown rice syrup next time. Would also recommend adding in a pinch of salt to the rice cereal mixture – I think that would provide a bit more depth of flavor.

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120 Annalise August 28, 2014

I make these for any party when I need to throw together a quick dessert. I even made them for my birthday. They’re always a huge crowd-pleaser and when I tell everyone that they are made without marshmallows, they are pleasantly surprised. People like it when foods they like can be made healthy but still taste good. Keep up the good work! :D

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122 mercabear December 1, 2014

I’m devastated! I made these 2 days ago and they are delicious! But I left them out at room temperature, uncovered, and now it looks like they have colonies of bacteria growing on them! Please tell me that you’ve seen this before and it’s just salt or sugar crystallizing or something!?!?

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123 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 4, 2014

Eek! Sorry to hear that. :( I havent had that happen but I tend to pop them in the freezer to store.

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124 mercabear December 4, 2014

Thanks Angela, will do that in the future. That or not resist the temptation to eat them all in one sitting! Question/suggestion for you. Would love to see what nut-free snack ideas you had for kids lunches to bring to school. So many great recipes out there but a lot have some kind of nut included…. Thanks!!

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125 mercabear December 1, 2014

oh, maybe I should add that they have the chocolate coating spread over the top….(and I used corn syrup as a binder…)

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126 Madeline February 22, 2015

Way too much vanilla extract for my liking, but thanks for sharing :) I’ll try again with less vanilla :)

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127 Siobhan July 30, 2015

I have made this recipe so many times now, I absolutely love it! I found it when I was looking to make a lovely sweet treat for my sister’s bday and because she is vegan, it sounded perfect! Now I find myself making it all the time. Thanks so much for sharing your brilliant recipe!
Siobhan x

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128 Annie October 21, 2015

Such a great recipe! I’ve made it twice now, both times using natural peanut butter in place of the almond butter and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips spread over the top. Just like the Scotcheroos I used to make back in the day, except healthier.

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