They can be easily customized with the optional ingredients, such as chopped nuts, chocolate, fruit, etc. or decorated for any occasion.
On the other hand, the basic recipe can just be enjoyed as is.
Are you an inexperienced baker? No worries! You will be able to tackle this recipe, no problem!
Crispy Rice Treats
- 5 cups crispy rice
- ½ cup sesame seeds, toasted*
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup nut or seed butter (I prefer cashew or macadamia)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp salt
- Optional: ½ cup chopped nuts, chocolate, fruit, etc.
Over medium heat combine the honey, nut or seed butter, vanilla extract and salt, stir until mixture is totally combined and the consistency has thinned. Pour the liquid mixture into a mixing bowl, add toasted sesame seeds and stir. Add the crispy rice (as well as the optional ingredients if you choose) and fold until totally combined; there should be no dry rice left or it will not hold together as well.
Line a 9″x 9″ pan with parchment paper, add the mixture and spread it evenly: this will give you thick, dessert-style treats; to make bars, use a 9″x 11″ pan. Press the crispy rice into the pan firmly ~ the harder you press the better it will hold together ~ then place the pan in the fridge to chill for approximately a half-hour. Once the mixture has set remove from the pan by lifting the edges of the parchment paper, pull the paper away and cut into your desired size.
*Toast sesame seeds in a frying pan on medium heat until fragrant and they start to turn golden. Stay with them while toasting; they burn quickly, so it’s best to stir regularly.
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