Brown rice crispy bars

3
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
38 min
Cook
3 min
Serves
16
Difficulty
Easy
A mix of brown rice and wholegrain cereals combine in this fiber-rich take on the classic rice crispy treats. Though still sticky, crunchy, and gooey, this mixture goes beyond the basic butter and marshmallow binder and gets fortified with protein-rich almond butter and chocolate chips to satisfy hunger and cravings. You could swap the almond butter for another nut butter, if you'd like. Or change up the flavor or morsels used. Any way you slice these, they are an enduring crowd-pleaser. We've just made it one you can feel good about.

Ingredients

cooking spray

3 spray(s)

almond butter

2 Tbsp, or peanut butter

mini marshmallows

3 cup(s), (about half 10-ounce bag)

Erewhon® Crispy brown rice original cereal

2 cup(s), puffed

ready-to-eat fortified wholegrain cereal

1 cup(s), flakes

mini semisweet chocolate chips

2 Tbsp

Instructions

  1. Spray 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Put almond butter in large saucepan and cook, stirring, over medium-low heat until softened, about 30 seconds. Add marshmallows and cook, stirring, until somewhat melted but still lumpy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Spray rubber spatula with nonstick spray. Remove saucepan from heat and immediately use rubber spatula to stir in rice cereal, whole-grain cereal, and chocolate chips until combined well.
  4. Scrape marshmallow mixture into prepared baking pan, pressing down with rubber spatula to form even layer. Refrigerate until bars are firm, about 30 minutes. With sharp knife sprayed with nonstick spray, cut into 16 squares.
  5. Per serving: 1 square

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