Saturday, November 17, 2012

Crispy Rice Snacks.

This is a tasty treat that is simple to make and guilt-free eating.

Add peanut butter (or your nut butter of choice... I love using almond butter, but when making for a crowd I use peanut butter to save on cost) to a mixing bowl.

To the nut butter, add honey. *Be sure to spray your measuring cup with oil first to prevent the honey from sticking.
 Combine the two together.

Toss in your chopped nuts of choice - I typically always go for pecans.

 Add a half teaspoon of cinnamon and vanilla.

 Stir to combine.
 Now measure out 2 cups of crispy rice cereal and pour it in the mixing bowl.

 Gently stir to combine.

Scoop out some of the mixture and shape into a walnut sized ball. It helps to dab your hands in water to keep the mixture from sticking to your hands too much.

 Place on wax/parchment paper or an oiled pan.

I like to roll the rice balls in coconut for a little more taste.

Let the snacks sit for just a little while to harden up a bit then serve. I prefer to store them in the fridge.

Crispy Rice Snacks

1/2 c. crunchy peanut butter (or any other nut butter you prefer)
1/2 c. honey
1/2 c. chopped nuts (I prefer pecans)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. rice cereal (use brown rice cereal for some added nutrients)

Mix nut butter, honey, nuts, cinnamon, and vanilla together in a bowl. Add rice cereal and stir gently until the cereal is well coated.

Place a dish of water near the mixing bowl. Using slightly wet hands, form the mixture into walnut size balls and place them on a lightly oiled dish or wax paper. 

If you like, try rolling the balls in coconut or chopped nuts. Also, try adding your favorite dried fruit to the mixture or even some mini-chocolate chips. :)


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