Saturday, December 19, 2009

Crispy Brown Rice Treats

1/2 a box of Crisp Brown Rice Cereal -I used Erewhon
1 cup of brown rice syrup or 3/4 agave syrup
a pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup of natural, unsalted, no sugar-added peanut butter (as mentioned before, Arrowheads Mills is my fav currently)
2-3 tablespoons of ground flax
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, carob/choco chips... chopped dried apricots, figs... (whatever little nut/seed/unsweetened dried fruit you like)
cinnamon-to taste:)

Heat the syrup in a small saucepan with salt on medium heat until the liquid thins out, then add the peanut butter, and stir until  evenly combined.  In a separate large bowl (glass or stainless), fill it with the 1/2 box of cereal and ground flax--mix in together.  Then take the peanut butter mixture and pour onto the cereal and then while mixing, add walnuts.  Pour into an 8x8 glass or stoneware square baking dish and mold and press with your spatula.  Sprinkle cinnamon on top and put in refrigerator for about an hour.  Once cooled... cut and share!  Yummy with a cup of Ginger-Yogi tea.

This recipe was inspired by the The Kind Diet recipe and Erewhon's recipe posted on the back of the cereal box!  My new favorite sweetener is brown rice syrup (well agave, too).  They both are really low in the Gl department so you don't have that sugar crash after eating these treats.  And the peanut butter--- we have already talked about this... so good!  In fact, these crispy treats are such a light treat--you may want to eat the whole pan! Make sure you make this when friends are over to help with the self-control...LOL!  :) Also, peanut butter is my thing... but almond butter is really good for you too and would taste great in this treat!  Cinnamon--is my most favorite spice--I tend to put it on most everything!

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