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Healthy Honey Almond Butter Rice Crispy Bars that require just four ingredients. Plus, they’re gluten free, dairy free and absolutely kid-friendly!
Heyooo hiiiiiyo happy Wednesday! Today we are “healthifying” a classic childhood favorite: rice krispie treats! Except instead of using Rice Krispie cereal, we’re using Crispy Brown Rice Cereal from Erewhon. I KNOW, prepare yourself for goodness.
My mom used to make bars like this all.the.time growing up and they were always one of my favorite. If you’ve ever made bars similar to these, I imagine they’re YOUR favorite too because they’re so stinkin’ easy to make. Perfect for a snack, perfect to pack in your child’s lunch and perfect for a light after-dinner dessert. Heck, maybe even perfect for breakfast (seriously, no judgment).
I opted to make these bars with almond butter rather than peanut butter for two reasons: 1) you don’t see bars made with almond butter as often as peanut butter, and almond butter deserves some love and 2) I believe many schools have put restrictions on peanut butter due to peanut allergies, so I felt like almond butter was the safer choice. My goal is that you and/or your child can take these to school or work and gobble them up without having to worry.
So what’s so great about this brown rice cereal anyway? Well the company that makes it is called Attune Foods—ever heard of ‘em? They’re a company focused on using simple ingredients and helping every day consumers improve the way they eat. Attune Foods has four cereal brands, one of them being the Erewhon Brown Rice Cereal that I used in this recipe. I LOVE this cereal for many reasons, including the fact that it’s..
Made in a peanut-free facility
Comes in six different varieties
Tastes delicious on its own
For these bars, I ended up using both honey and brown rice syrup. I wanted to use JUST honey since I think it’s a more common ingredient and therefore easier to find, but unfortunately the bars didn’t hold up with just honey. So, brown rice syrup to the rescue! Using a combination was perfect—these bars taste like a combination of almond butter and honey which, if you’ve never had that combination, what have you been doing?! I also recommend drizzling extra almond butter on top, because the more almond butter the merrier! Note: if you want to keep these almond butter rice crispy bars vegan, sub all brown rice syrup in place of the honey.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Attune Foods. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support The Almond Eater!
- 4 cups Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice Cereal
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
- 1/4 cup honey*
- Combine almond butter, brown rice syrup and honey in a large bowl; stir well.
- Use a large spoon to mix in the brown rice cereal, stirring well until everything is combined.
- Line an 8x8 baking dish with coconut oil or parchment paper and pour mixture into dish. Use a spatula to smooth everything out and then place the dish in the refrigerator.
- Optional: Drizzle extra almond butter, honey or melted chocolate overtop of bars.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, allowing time for the bars to harden.
- When you're ready to eat them, remove them from the refrigerator, cut and enjoy!