This is a sweet treat that is sure to please moms, dads and kids alike. It will bring back nostalgic childhood memories for "us" older folks and the kids will never know that they're missing out on all that sugar, partially hydrogenated oil and fat from the original Rice Krispy Treat. GO MOM!
2 Cups Peanut Butter (I prefer organic with no sugar added)
1.5 T Coconut Oil
1/2 cup Honey (I prefer raw, local honey)
4 cups Organic Brown Rice Cereal (I prefer Erewhon or Nature's Path)Mini Chocolate Chips (Enjoy Life is dairy, soy, and gluten free)
Organic Unsweetened Coconut (optional)
Place the peanut butter and coconut oil in a saucepan on low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted.
Then add the honey and mix well.
Remove from heat and use a spatula to combine the mixture with the brown rice cereal.
Once everything is well incorporated, place the mixture in a 9x13 pan that has either been greased or lined with parchment. (Parchment makes for easier cleanup).Use the spatula or your hands to "smush" the mixture into the pan. (This is the part my kids LOVE the most).
Then add the chocolate chips or coconut (or both) and "smush" again.
Place in the refrigerator for approximately 20 minutes to chill.
Get to baking and let us know how they turn out.
Couple of items to note:
*the organic brown rice cereal can be difficult to find in some regions. I used the gluten free Kellogg's version for that reason. However, there is most likely GMOs in the Kellogg's version so hunt for the better stuff.
*organic brown rice cakes could probably be substituted for the cereal. I just haven't tried it yet.