5 Minute + 5 Ingredient No Bake Almond Butter Chews

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 5, 2011


Last week, I finally replenished my Almond Butter stash after being without it for a few months. I really don’t know how I survived that long! I actually need to start making my own again too.

But the good news is, Almond Butter (crunchy, all-natural) is now back in my life and I can return to a normal human being.

Well, I guess that’s relative.

Anyways, I am willing to turn a new leaf in 2011 where I shall not be without my dear Almond Butter for this long.

This is a promise to myself.


For this recipe idea I challenged myself with several requirements:

  • Portable
  • Less than 5 minutes to prepare
  • 5 Ingredients or less
  • Around 100 calories
  • No-Bake
  • Vegan
  • 1 Bowl
  • Easily adapted to wheat/gluten-free


It was a tall order, but I was willing to take the challenge!

Amazingly, I was satisfied with the first trial. That rarely happens! It must be the magic of the Almond Butter.

I’m telling you, 2011 is going to be a lucky year…



5 Minute + 5 Ingredient No Bake Vegan Almond Butter Chews

These Almond Butter Chews could not be any easier and they make a simple pre-workout snack for about 100 calories each. They take 5 minutes to whip up, use just 1 bowl, and do not require an oven! You could even make them gluten-free quite easily too. I use the Nature’s Path Rice Crisp cereal that just happens to also be Gluten-Free.

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Yield: 7 golf-ball sized chews


  • 1/4 cup chunky all-natural almond butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup rice crisp cereal (I use GF Nature’s Path)
  • 3 tbsp organic brown rice syrup (honey might work, but I’m not sure how it will hold together)
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs (or chopped chocolate)


Directions: Line a plate with parchment paper. In a medium sized bowl, stir together the almond butter, brown rice syrup, and vanilla. Microwave on high for 35-45 seconds. Stir well and immediately add in the rice crisp cereal and cacao nibs (or chopped chocolate). Stir very well until fully mixed.

Wet hands thoroughly and shape the mixture into ‘golf-balls’. Press mixture together firmly so it will hold. Wet hands after each ball is formed so the mixture will not stick to your hands. Place the balls onto parchment paper and freeze for 5 minutes. You can keep these chews in the freezer in a sealed container. I really enjoy them straight from the freezer. They remain nice and chewy.

Makes 7 golf-ball sized chews.

Nutritional info: (per large ball, not including the cacao nibs): 105 cals, 5 grams fat, 12 grams carbs, 6 grams sugar, 2 grams protein.

For nut-free option, use sweetened sunflower seed butter.



I have been using this Nature’s Path Rice Crisp for a few years now and it never lets me down!


It also happens to be Gluten-Free to boot.


Gather up the 5 ingredients…


Mix the wet ingredients together (Almond butter, vanilla, and brown rice syrup)


I’m always asked where to find Brown Rice Syrup. You can find it at Whole Foods and at Loblaws/Superstore in the natural food aisle near the honey. I use Lundberg’s organic Brown Rice Syrup.

Brown Rice Syrup is made from brown rice and is thus a great alternative to refined sugar because it has a lower glycemic index and it also does not produce spikes in blood sugar like simple sugar. As a result, brown rice syrup delivers a steady and consistent energy supply. I fueled a half marathon using brown rice syrup once!

Stir well.


Heat in microwave on high for 35-45 seconds. Stir.

Now mix in the dry ingredients (rice crisp and cacao nibs or chocolate)


Make sure to stir very well so that you coat all of the rice crispies!


Now wet your hands very well and form into balls. You will have to keep wetting your hands after you make each ball so the mixture won’t stick.

I made 7 large chews.


Freeze for 5-10 minutes.


and enjoy!

Eric and I absolutely went wild over these Almond Butter Chews. I love them straight from the freezer. They are chewy, sweet (but not too sweet!), crunchy, and they pack a wonderful Almond Butter Flavour.


It is a great pre-workout snack when you just need something small and you don’t need a large snack or meal. I popped one in my bag and enjoyed it before a Body Pump class and it was just enough fuel to carry me through until I had a post-workout snack.


You might also be interested in my Chocolate PB Chew recipe too!

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Justeen @ Blissful Baking January 5, 2011 at 1:59 pm

ohh these almond butter chews look fantastic! i have been looking for a a pre-workout snack like this. thanks so much!! :)


laura January 5, 2011 at 2:03 pm

So cute! Perfect for snacking. LOVE almondbuttah


Maddie (Healthy Maddie) January 5, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I love almond butter too! These look fantastic.


Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat January 5, 2011 at 2:06 pm

These sound perfect for a morning snack or a pre-workout pick-me up! I’ll have to make these ASAP!


thefruitpursuit (Sabine) January 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm

These look delicious! I can’t live without almond butter either and make a new batch about every two weeks (together with peanut and hazelnut butter haha, nutbutters go very fast between me and the boyfriend!).

Now I just need to get a hold of brown rice syrup and rice crispies…


[email protected] Enjoying Healthy Foods January 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Delicious!!! I would what I can replace the rice crisp cereal with to make it grain free. I have an intolerance to grains.

Any ideas??? Those look amazing!


Megan (Braise The Roof) January 5, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Yes! Those nutty bars were awesome! I’ll have to give these a try- especially since I tend to do better with no-bake baked goods anyway. ;)


suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] January 5, 2011 at 2:09 pm

These look great. I’m going to try these at home! :) And hooray for being quick. I have this almond butter in the fridge that I’ve yet to use… I think it’s raw almond butter. Does that work the exact same way?


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2011 at 2:12 pm

yup it should!


Becky January 5, 2011 at 2:10 pm

OH YES I remember Little Debbie Nutty Bars! They were my fav – especially right out the freezer. If these balls taste anything like a Little Debbie, I’m sold!


Corey @ the runner's cookie January 5, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I do remember those!! I so want to try making these…I think whole foods sells that cereal in bulk! Love your easy, healthy recipes Angela :)


Katie @ Healthy Heddleston January 5, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Those look fantastic Angela! I love Nature’s Path rice puff by the way!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I will have to try that too :)


VeggieGirl January 5, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Oooh, I especially love that cereal in this recipe – great ingredients, as always!! Love your recipes :)


Amalfi Girl (EatRunHaveFun!) January 5, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I love this recipe–and I really appreciate the explanation of brown rice syrup. I’ve been wondering how that might be better than maple syrup or honey–so thanks!


Gwen~healthymamma January 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Good luck huh? You must have eaten your Hoppin John for New Years? ;)
Those do look perfect! Very simple snack. I have almond butter in my fridge, I use it to flavour soups sometimes. I made a similar recipe to these a while back but used peanut butter and puffed millet. I can’t wait to try them w the almond butter, so yummy!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm

I cant wait to try them with different nut butters too :)


Kathryn January 5, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I’ve got everything but the cereal at home, but I do have puffed millet! YAY! I’m going to try!


Darcy @ She Sings at the Table January 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Oh my…I don’t have brown rice syrup, but if these taste like Nutty Bars I will go to the ends of the earth to find it. (Or maybe I’ll just try honey) Little Debbie will always have a piece of my heart :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm

haha…I know same here. I used to BEG my mom to buy little debbie snack cakes!
They dont taste just like them or anything, but the texture and taste def. reminded me of them. Im sure that would be even more so, if I had used PB + chocolate too.


Healthy Chocoholic January 5, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Awesome! Thanks for the recipe!!!!


Gwen~healthymamma January 5, 2011 at 2:17 pm

P.S. I used honey in mine a while back and they held together perfectly, I think it’s the nut butter that acts as a ‘glue’, so agave would work I’m guessing also.


Stefanie January 5, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Those are cute. It looks like the perfect snack.


Therese January 5, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Oh dear! Someone’s having Foodbuzz Contest withdrawal symptoms! Now you’re making up your own challenges! Ha ha ha

These look SUPER tasty. These will go on my post-January bake list for sure (I promised my boyfriend that January is a no-baking zone to recover from Christmas)!


Dorry January 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm

My husband and I are both big fans of anything based with crispy rice! I need to replenish my almond butter stash and these will be made. :)


Ella January 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Those look fantastic! Now I just need to find me some brown rice syrup..


Wendy (Healthy Girl's Kitchen) January 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm

OMG! These are so cute! If only I had the time to keep up with all of the interesting recipes you post. Oh well, in another life!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 5, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Nutty Bars were my favorite growing up! I’ll defintiely try these out, but using agave since that’s what I keep in my pantry.

This may also be just the thing to use up all the cereal sample boxes I get from races… just last night I was looking in horror at my growing collection. :)


Tiffany @ Conor & Bella January 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Oh man, I loved those Nutty Bars!! I for sure want to try making these now! lol


Felicia (a taste of health with balance) January 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm

this is so funny that you posted these! i just made no bake granola bars the other day and theres one left (hmm howd that happen? anyway..) so i was looking at the empty glass container that they were in and was like hmm i need to make something quick and similar! so i think I’ll be making these :) i used puffed millet in my bars and i’ll probably do it for these, its so delicious!


Sharon January 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Hahaha, oh no! I was just giving up my almond butter for awhile too. It’s an expensive addiction when you go through a jar in about 2 days. I’ll have to try this!


Katy @ A Healthy Shot January 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Oh my… in high school I lived off of a bag of vinegar chips, lemonade and a nutty bar for lunch. Every day. My habits have changed a bit since my metabolism doesn’t work quite like it did freshman year ;-)
I can’t wait to try these… I’ll have to try some substitutions for the brown rice syrup!


Rebecca Kane January 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm

These look delicious! I bet they wouldn’t last two minutes in my house.
Do you think rough choped nuts would work instead of the puffed rice?


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm



Jessica Engel January 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I LOVE that they are Gluten-Free- yay! I’m excited to try them and give them to my husband and 11-month old- neither of whom can have gluten. When I was pregnant last year I used to crave Little Debbie’s nutter butter bars like crazy!!


Leah @ Why Deprive? January 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm

These look SO good!! I’ve been severely lacking in the snacks dept. at home lately. I may need to make these tonight.


Erin January 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm

These look great! I am always looking for recipes for home-made school snacks, and these would be perfect except that we’re not allowed to use nut products. Makes it a challenge! I usually manage to get around this by replacing nuts with seeds in baking. Do you think tahini or pea butter would work in this recipe? Pea butter is sweetened, so I imagine you might be able to reduce the amount of brown rice syrup?

Thanks again for all your amazing recipes and inspiring photos – I look forward to opening your blog every morning :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I think sweetened sunflower seed butter might work (TJ’s is great if you are in the US)


Devon January 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm

These look great!! I’m afraid to try them, though, because I’ll probably eat them all in one sitting!

Do the cacao nibs melt at all?


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Nope they do not melt :)


Leanne (For Health's Sake) January 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Ahh these looks amazing! You seriously need to get a cookbook.

If you ever do a cookbook please incorporate step-by-step (ooo baby…NKOTB ;) ) photo instructions because it helps us beginner bakers learn!

Your husband is a lucky man, he must love being the guinea pig for taste testing!


Tamara January 5, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Wow, if I can make my husband a healthy version of Nutty Bars, I will be quite a hero! Thanks so much!


Amy January 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm

How did you go so long without almond butter??? I have all the ingredients at home, can’t wait to try these tonight!


Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} January 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I have made something very similar to these with honey and it does stick together fine. Very yummy!


Lisa @Thrive Style January 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I love them already :)

Thanks for the recipe—I can’t wait to try!



Allison @ Food For Healing January 5, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Oh those look delish! Too bad i dont have any for tonight before my first bodypump class lol

how did you like the class?! any pointers for my first time tonight?


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2011 at 3:20 pm

I used to do Body Pump for a few years back in university and I loved it (or loved to hate it???) My best tip is to start off with VERY low weights….even with low weights you will still be sore the next day. Have fun!


Picky Nicky January 5, 2011 at 2:46 pm

These look like a perfect pre-workout snack, wow! I bet all my gym buddies would be jealous of me if I brought some ;)


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 5, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I LOVE the Nature’s Path crispy rice and have made rice crispy squares with it before – so tasty! These look so cute, and now I have a huge craving for almond butter!


Meagan January 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm

These look and sound fantastic! I love almond butter, especially homemade! And I was looking through your recipes the other day and I had NO IDEA coconut butter was so easy to make! Thanks for all your amazing recipes… look forward to trying many of them :)


Junia @ Mis Pensamientos January 5, 2011 at 2:54 pm

oh my, this is crazy, but i made the exact same recipe! my picture isn’t as beautiful as your photography, but mine is here!! http://juniakk.blogspot.com/2010/09/snap-crackle-pop.html – i might try to decrease my brown syrup in mine next time, so it won’t as sticky! i love keeping them in the freezer to eat as a dessert :D.


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2011 at 3:17 pm

heeh that’s funny…great minds think alike!
I tried a second batch with just 2 tbsp (instead of 3) of brown rice syrup and they did not hold together at all


Junia January 5, 2011 at 7:11 pm

agreed! thanks for all of your posts. you inspire me to make yummy food and blog more!


Kathryn January 5, 2011 at 2:57 pm

I wonder what would happen if I added some vegan marshmallows into the mix…..oh dear.


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I was thinking the same thing!


Kathryn January 6, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I’ll tell you what happens…awesomeness. I made these in literally 5 minutes and I cut 1 T of rice syrup, added a handfull of dandies marshmallows along with a bit of flax meal and maca powder. I also used puffed millet because that is what I had, but I think they would be even better with puffed rice. Either way they were great, I ate one as I headed out the door for a short run and it was fantastic.


Sarah (Sarah Learns) January 5, 2011 at 2:57 pm

i’m not very good in the kitchen, but i think even i could handle this recipe! i can’t wait to make these! thanks angela.


Lia January 5, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I just wanted to let you know that I asked for your glo bars for x mas, got them, and they have been my savior when I’m running between classes with an empty tummy. THANKS!! I got Endure and Classic, but now I NEED to try the others. Good thing, now I know what to ask for for my bday!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Thanks Lia!


Heather (Heather's Dish) January 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm

it’s like the most perfect bite that’s ever been created! love this…and i love that you could adapt to different nut butters too!


Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) January 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm

They look really good, but most importaly they look easy!


Lauren at KeepItSweet January 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm

This is such a fantastic looking easy recipe! I will definitely be saving it:-)


Cathy Breit January 5, 2011 at 3:17 pm

as much as I love baking……I love your no bake recipes!!!
cathy b. @ brightbakes


Sruthi @ Exercise, Food & Beyond January 5, 2011 at 3:18 pm

These look delicious, I am going to make them today.


Alaina @ The Jogging Concierge January 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm

You never cease to amaze me Angela. You take a challenge and go for it head on. And you come up with the most delicious results! :-)


Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm

THese are so aweomely cute! Hmmm is ‘awesomely’ a word? If not, it should be ;)


Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter January 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Those look absolutely perfect to carry me through a workout class! Great job on getting it on the first trial :)


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Will you move in with me for the remainder of the year? Seriously, these look amazing.


Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) January 5, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Those are cute!! They appear to hold together really well too, which is good!


megan @ the oatmeal diaries January 5, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Thank you for yet another FABULOUS recipe!
P.S. I have a few of your Pecan Pie Truffles left over from the holidays and have been having one each night! They are the perfect bedtime snack :)


Marie-Journey to Body Zen January 5, 2011 at 3:45 pm

i love how quick and simple these are…oh and the fact i can use chocolate chips in them! perrrrfffeecccttt!


Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) January 5, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Looks AMAZING! And only 5 ingredients too? Win! Although these seriously wouldn’t last 3 minutes around me! :P


Christine (The Raw Project) January 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Holy smokes, these look amazing! I need to surprise hubby with these in his lunch on day. Thanks!


Katie January 5, 2011 at 3:56 pm

These look so good!! I am not a fan of almond butter, but I bet they’d be great with sunflower seed butter.


Lauren January 5, 2011 at 4:04 pm

YUM this looks like the perfect 2:00pm pick-me-up snack at the office. I don’t have brown rice syrup though…how do you think agave would hold up??


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I’m not sure…worth a shot! I think someone above said they have had success in another recipe with agave


Lauren January 6, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Great. I’ll let you know how it goes!


[email protected] Stepping to the Brightside January 5, 2011 at 4:05 pm

I trust that these are even BETTER than Little Debbie nutty bars… and that’s saying a lot! YAY for easy and fast munchies


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm

These are so cute!! Snack success!


Laura @ Starting Out Fit January 5, 2011 at 4:23 pm

What an amazing looking recipe! I’ve just added brown rice syrup to the grocery list for this coming weekend! ;)


Moni'sMeals January 5, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Sweet! I love them all ready, they are totally like Lil Debbies, minus the nasty chemical taste of course. ;)


Em January 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Those look super good! I made something simliar, except my chocolate melted all over the place and I didn’t roll them into cute little balls: http://alifetobraggabout.blogspot.com/search/label/Brown%20Rice%20Krispie%20Treats

See? haha!

I’ll definitely have to try your version ASAP! :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm

yours look awesome!
PS-I want your mug in a huge way haha


Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine January 5, 2011 at 4:49 pm

These look delicious and SO easy!! I have a box of brown rice cereal in the pantry I’ve been trying to get rid of…looks like the perfect recipe!!


Andrea January 5, 2011 at 5:07 pm

These look super yum! I’ll be making them soon for sure :)


Teresa @ Teresa Tastes & Travels January 5, 2011 at 5:11 pm

These sound too good to be true!


Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen January 5, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Ohhh, these remind me of those Little Debbie Star Crunch cookie things…I don’t even know how to describe them. These look 250% better!!


[email protected] January 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Nom nom nom. I don’t know what I would do without almond butter – this looks like a fabulous way to fuel my addiction. ;)


Catherine January 5, 2011 at 5:18 pm

These look awesome! Once I buy some brown rice syrup, I think I will double or triple this recipe! I’m always looking for easy, quick snacks to make myself.


kell January 5, 2011 at 5:22 pm

yum!! so excited to try making these!
. . . and thanks so much for including the nutritional info, that’s awesome!


Alexandra (Veggin' Out in the Kitchen) January 5, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Those truly look out of this world delicious! All I need is the rice crisp cereal (and I think I might try adding some cinnamon as well :) ).


courtney January 5, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Hey Angela, fellow Canadian here and I was wondering where you buy your brown rice syrup from? I would love to make these! (and other yummy looking rice treats.)


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I mentioned in my post that you can find it at Whole Foods and Loblaws/Superstore (in their organic/natural fooods section). Hope this helps! :)


eatingRD January 5, 2011 at 5:39 pm

These look like they would be awesome on a long bike ride, yum! I used to love those little debbie nutty bars as a kid, now I’d much rather eat your almond butter chews :)


Freya January 5, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Do you think maple syrup would work? Or does the brown rice syrup have better ‘binding’ consistency?


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2011 at 7:59 pm

BRS has a much better binding consistency than maple syrup, so Im not sure if it would hold together or not. Let me know if you do try it!


Katy (The Singing Runner) January 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm

They look delicious and GREAT for a quick snack! :)


Linda January 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm



Tyrah January 5, 2011 at 6:59 pm

ooo, these look great! I hardly ever buy cereal, but may have to for these, yum.
I really like using brown rice syrup, but each time I have a hell of a time opening the jar again, does this happen to you?


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm

I buy brown rice syrup by the pail for the bakery…hehe…but I think that used to happen to me with jars!


Charlie January 5, 2011 at 7:38 pm

These almond butter chews make me think of rice krispies squares. Only better.


Kayla Bunge January 5, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Thanks so much for sharing such a lovely recipe. I will try these as soon as I procure rice crisp cereal and brown rice syrup (or I can try honey and let you know how it works). Great idea!

P.S. I LOVED Nutty Bars!


Ashley @ the fit academic January 5, 2011 at 7:45 pm

omg, I remember those little debbie bars! Horrified that I used to eat that crap! Your balls look amazing (that sounds weird) : )


Kat @ Cupcakekat January 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm

These sound delicious and are so simple


carlee January 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm

If these taste anything like nutter butters I’m on in!!


Kath January 5, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Really excited about these!


Monique January 5, 2011 at 8:08 pm

I’m pretty much shocked you went that long without it!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2011 at 10:39 pm

me too…there is no excuse!


Hannah January 5, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Oh dear heavens, I am so in love I can’t stand it! And seeing as I just bought myself a brand new baby (Vitamix), I fully intend to make some almond butter and *then* these delicious, delicious, delicious morsels :)


Traci(faithfulfoodiefashionista) January 5, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Happy little balls of goodness. They are so cute!


[email protected] January 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm

those look so wonderful!!! I can’t wait to make them!


Diana @ frontyardfoodie January 5, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Oh my goodness how delicious looking! Randomly I actually do have brown rice syrup. So I should definitely make these. haha


Roz January 5, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I’ve bookmarked this and added brown rice syrup to my next shopping list. Thanks for this Angela!!!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 5, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Nothing makes me happier than finding recipes for treats that use only 5 ingredients since they’re simple enough to make even when my schedule gets super hectic! :D


Amber K January 5, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Those look incredibly delicious! Love that you were able to make something so yummy with all of those conditions. :)


Janelle January 5, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Just whipped these up in 10 minutes flat! I used organic PB, honey, and mini choc. chips, and had to use about 1.5 cups rice crispies but they turned out GREAT! I love it when you post simple recipes- thanks!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 5, 2011 at 10:38 pm

glad u liked them!


Janelle January 5, 2011 at 10:37 pm

ps – I was gonna make rice crispy treats w/ the cereal but this was a MUCH healthier alternative! Thanks again : )


Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] January 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm

I made a VERY similar recipe the other day with cashews and steel cut oats – yum!


Kate @ahealthypassion January 5, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Oohhh those looks so yummy. I love the texture of the rice cereal!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 6, 2011 at 12:15 am

Angela these looks awesome!
I am a huge fan of 5 or less ingredients, no bake, vegan, GF, portable, and easy…and you hit the nail on the head!

I also have been posting about and making Vegan GF Rice Krispy Bars w/ vegan chocolate frosting like they are going out of style for the past few months and seriously, these little balls of yours are going to give my bars a run for their money..thank you for the recipe and inspiration! :)


Lou January 6, 2011 at 2:40 am

that looks great a healthy snack :)
is brown rice syrup easy to find? well my mom would prob know where to get those :) shall try to make those soon.


LauraP January 6, 2011 at 6:37 am

great to see a recipe with rice sirup!
I’m intolerant to fructose and rice sirup is the only natural sweetener that doesn’t contain any fructose. So I bake a lot with rice sirup because I don’t like to use pure dextrose. Thank you for this recipe! :)


Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day January 6, 2011 at 8:31 am

Love this! Almond butter is such an amazing ingredient


Kristin (Cook, Bake, Nibble) January 6, 2011 at 8:33 am

These look amazing! Such a perfect little snack. Though I can see myself eating about 5 of them at once… he he. I will make them, nonetheless! :D



Lindsey Gray January 6, 2011 at 8:43 am

Sooo good! I went straight to Whole Foods after the gym to pick up the ingredients I didnt have on hand. I wasn’t able to find rice cereal but puffed wheat worked just as well. I’ll keep an eye out so I can try it both ways! I absolutely LOVE your blog and tend to check it a few times a day :) Keep up the great work!!


Sally January 6, 2011 at 8:53 am

Made these last night – sooo good! Love that recipe only made 6-8, as this kept me from eating them all at once!


Brenda Fisher January 6, 2011 at 9:43 am

I made these this morning using honey and they came out great. I could have just eaten the almond butter, vanilla and honey mixture straight from the bowl…very yummy!


Fallon January 6, 2011 at 10:15 am

I love this!!! A 5 minute snack is right up my alley.


Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather January 6, 2011 at 10:50 am

Love almond butter! I make a similar treat but with maple syrup. I still need to get my hands on some brown rice syrup. Your snacks looks so yummy!


Lana January 6, 2011 at 11:36 am

These look delicious!! I LOVED those nutty bars…I remember I used to by them for $.50 in 8th grade!!! haha


Stacy January 6, 2011 at 11:42 am

Yum I can’t wait to try these! You got my tummy growling :)


Amy @ purewellnessamy January 6, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I’m making these this afternoon! And I think I’ll make the broccoli dal this weekend — keep the recipes coming!!


joyce January 6, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Amaz-balls! Delish! You Are the Best!


Bobbie January 6, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Just made them with raw honey and after about 5 mins they r still on the soft side but I’m giving them more time! They taste really great!


Allie (Nutty FlexitALLIEan) January 6, 2011 at 11:33 pm

I made these today with chunky natural PB and chocolate chips–sooo good! I always forget about brown rice syrup but I definitely want to start using it more often!


Amanda January 7, 2011 at 2:24 am

Almond butter IS magic! I have it just about every morning for breakfast….. on waffles. Its my happy breakfast.


Nicole January 7, 2011 at 11:43 am

These are great– I had some peanut butter and molasses available. It changed the flavor profile, but they were tasty, light and perfect. I’ve been needing a ‘small bite’ on my morning commute before I have my real breakfast, and these have been perfect. So easy. Great job!


Amy @ purewellnessamy January 8, 2011 at 10:32 am

Love these! I used creamy AB and they still came out delicious! It was hard to eat just one!


Laura @ Starting Out Fit January 8, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Just made these and they were so tasty!! just the right amount of sweetness :)
Can’t wait to try them pre-workout this week!


Cara Craves... January 9, 2011 at 6:09 am

I made these today and they turned out great!
They are the perfect after dinner treat.
I made mine with PB and honey, as that was what I had on hand, and
it worked fabulously. Thanks!


Catherine January 9, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Angela, is storing these in the freezer a must? Or do you think they would hold up ok in the fridge?


Sarah January 9, 2011 at 8:32 pm

i made these today for the first time- YUM!! i didn’t put chocolate (not much of a chocolate kind of person), and didn’t have any brown rice syrup.. i used 3 tbsp of vanilla agave, and it turned out PERFECTLY!
tastes exactly like the calorie loaded, super sugary, fake ricecrispy treat that i used to eat as a kid.. wrapped up in blue foil. yuck!
thanks for the recipes :)


Nasreen Kabir January 10, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Great idea but is it OK for diabetics??


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 11, 2011 at 10:43 am

im sorry but im not sure


abby January 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm

made these over the weekend. aweome.


Kaye January 18, 2011 at 5:06 pm

These are terrific! I followed the recipe as directed, except I did drizzle some agave over the mixture before my final stir to sweeten a tad more:) I also used a metal cookie scoop intead of my hands which worked perfectly.
Thanks for the recipe..I am always looking for something quick and easy that won’t wreck my body!!


Amy January 29, 2011 at 5:59 pm

I made this recipe today and wow, are they ever delicious!! I recently discovered that I can no longer eat chocolate (big bummer) and these were the perfect sweet treat. Thanks for sharing!!


Maegan January 30, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I made this the other day and they are fabulous. I ended up only using 1.5 tsps of dark chocolate shavings and that was perfect. Thank you for your fabulous site.


Becca January 30, 2011 at 8:36 pm

I just made these and they were DELICIOUS, however my man likes the chocolate peanut butter ones best :) Thanks for the information about the rice syrup as well… probably a good alternative for diabetics instead of honey and it tastes delicious! Thanks Angela!


Sonia April 24, 2012 at 11:50 am

Hi There! I love your site and have made so many of your recipes to the letter! However, I didn’t have any of the ingredients for this one, but they looked so good that I just had to make them anyways :)

I made mine with Millet puffs, Almond butter, honey (it did work!) and even threw in some shredded coconut. So YUM!


Margaret Flay May 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I was disappointed to hear (on CBC news) that brown rice syrup is high in arsenic…how discouraging is that?! However, made with honey they are still SO GOOD!
Also, the Nature’s Path rice crisps are not gluten free, since processing is in a plant that contains wheat.
Loving your recipes and eagerly awaiting your cookbook.


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Hey Margaret, Yes some is high in arsenic, but not all brown rice syrup. It actually depends where it comes from. It’s always best to check with your preferred brand. Lundberg is currently testing their BRS and results should be in within a month or so.
I’m a bit confused about the rice crisps- they say they are certified gluten-free? Don’t they have to pass regulatory inspection for that claim?


Margaret Flay May 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Hi Angela,

Didn’t realize that not all brown rice syrup is high in arsenic, good to hear, thanks. I use the Lundberg brand, so will be interested in hearing their test results.
Nature’s Path Organic Rice Puffs are certified organic, but not certified gluten free on the ingredient list (unless there is another Nature’s Path Rice crisp, instead of Rice Puffs that is indeed gluten free).

Thanks so much for your prompt reply!


Primrose Salt May 24, 2012 at 8:49 am

I make these and they last about half a day! I use a little less agave instead of the rice syrup and find it works really well. Excellent idea, thank you!


Kate Smith July 15, 2012 at 2:28 pm

These are amazing! Ever since I found them, I haven’t been able to get enough! I’ve even mixed in some fresh fruit, like blueberries, or bits of strawberries which taste great as a little delight in the chews


Jen @ The Well Read Fish September 1, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I make these all the time (in addition to your curry bean salad, the frosty oat treat things, and so many more of your wonderful recipes!) They have become household staples in the past year or two. Thanks for really bringing something different into the (and my) world!


Tash October 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm

I Neeeeed to make these today! I just have to make a new batch of almond butter….. I might add a little puffed quinoa that i have here too!


Monica @ Model Chef November 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Still one of my favorite recipes of yours!


Diana February 10, 2013 at 4:31 pm

I made these yesterday for a quick afternoon treat. I would definitely make them again. I subbed peanut butter, puffed rice cereal, and honey. They turned out great! I love that they’re so simple and yet versatile!


Hayley February 22, 2013 at 10:22 pm

My best friend and I are starting our own journey towards veganism right now. I found your blog a few months ago and, I must say, I absolutely love it! I just made these today and they turn out really well. I’m going to school and living on campus, which also means we have a required meal plan as long as we’re required to live on campus. These are great because they take very little time and I only have to use my dorm’s microwave. Thank you for bringing so many recipes for so many walks of life. It really is quite great.
PS: You can find Brown Rice Syrup at Kroger in the US. It took some looking but I finally found it next to the maple syrups and nut butters in the natural foods section. I hope that helps. c:


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 25, 2013 at 10:10 am

Thank you Hayley!


jade March 3, 2013 at 8:14 pm

these are great, love your website..but really surprised you would recommend using the microwave!


Emily March 10, 2013 at 4:53 pm

I recently discovered your website, and I just finished making these. SO delicious! My fiancee and I made a pact to only eat one a day because they are so amazing! They are also incredibly easy to make! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!


Christine May 3, 2013 at 6:51 am

These are so delicious! I’ve made them at least a dozen times. Yesterday I had run out of cacao nibs so I used chopped unsweetened chocolate – yummy! :-)


Jessica May 28, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Made these and holy moly batman they are good! I used agave nectar which, in tandem with heating the mix on the stove, made the end result not want to ball. I had a panic moment when I realized this and seriously thought long and hard about just eating the whole pan-full right on the spot to save coming up with a solution. Ha! Used a non-stick mini muffin tin, spooned the mix in, patted it down, and boo-ya, problem solved. :) Thanks for the great recipe. I’ll enjoy these for the next day or two…if they last that long!!


Ashley August 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm

We have a road trip this long weekend ! I think I am going to make a batch to take with us!!


ImaMiriam August 30, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Can I prepare these without a microwave? I never use one for cooking or baking food….and today I bought the crispy rice cereal….hope it’ll work to melt the ingredients in the first step, in a pan on a stove-top.


Kate October 4, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I tried making these exactly as is but with maple syrup instead of brown rice syrup and it was way too liquid of a mixture.


Jody October 7, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Hi Angela! I have been following your blog for years now and have made a ton of your recipes. This one is absolutely top 3!
Just wanted to let you know that I subbed a couple things and it turned out amazing! I subbed the brown rice syrup for 2 Tbsp Honey + 1 Tbsp Agave, the plain rice crisp for Nature’s Path Chocolate Koala Crisp Cereal (basically chocolate rice crisps). Lastly, I subbed the cocao nibs for Ghirardelli mini dark chocolate chips. The mini chocolate chips slightly melted in the warm mixture. Between that and the chocolate rice crisps it was extra chocolatey. Just what I needed.
Thanks so much, Angela!


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 8, 2013 at 7:28 am

Hey Jody, I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe so much! Thanks for letting me know :)


Laura @ The Green Forks! October 29, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Just threw these together with some organic cheerio-like cereal. AH-mazing! You’re awesome : ) Thanks!


Emily November 4, 2013 at 8:17 am

I just made these last night for my son as a snack. They are wonderful (for both of us). I typically buy him the Envirokids snack bars and these are very similar, so yay a homemade version! We don’t have brown rice syrup around here so I used honey and it worked great. We also used Envirokids Koala Krisp cereal (gluten free). I used our homemade roasted peanut butter and homemade chocolate roasted almond butter. These were fantastic!


Melissa January 28, 2014 at 2:22 pm

These are wonderful! I’ve been sneaking them into the library to help me get through my Masters thesis and they’re a delicious incentive.


Juliet February 18, 2014 at 3:49 pm

I travel a lot, would it be possible to make these into bars? Do you think they would stay together and last a few days out of the freezer?


Jody March 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Can these be put in the freezer and thawed or does it make it gross? Thanks!


Nadja July 15, 2015 at 7:05 am

I’m not sure there’s almond butter in my local store. What should I use to replace it?


Carol September 18, 2019 at 9:16 pm

Love your website and recipes, but I do have a question about the nutritional info for these. 105kcal each? isn’t that 100,500 calories? I hope not or I’d better slow down on eating them! (they’re deee-licious!) Thanks for clarifying!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 25, 2019 at 10:19 am

Opps! Thank you for noticing. Yes it is 105 calories, not 100,500 – hah!


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