Puffed rice chewy bars

Puffed rice chewy bars

Puffed rice chewy bars
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I’ve probably made dozens of chewy bar recipes in my life, and they’ve almost always involved dates. People who don’t like the fruit as much as I do will be happy to see that this chewy bar recipe is made with puffed rice instead.

I promise to try this recipe with puffed quinoa and keep you posted. 

  • ServesYields 10–12 bars
  • Prep time15 min
  • Cook time-
  • Timeout-
  • FreezingFreezes well

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup brown rice syrup
    Replacement options

    or maple syrup

  • 3/4 cup almond butter
    Replacement options

    or peanut butter

  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup puffed rice
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Steps

  1. Line a 12-inch x 8-inch loaf pan with parchment paper (pan size does not really matter: it will only change the thickness of the bars). Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat up the syrup and almond butter.
  3. Transfer it to a large bowl and add the remaining ingredients, apart from the chocolate chips.
  4. Stir well and press the mixture down in the pan.
  5. Spread with chocolate, trying as much as possible to incorporate it into the mixture. Let cool for a few minutes. The heat will melt the chocolate a little.
  6. Refrigerate for a few minutes or until completely cool.
  7. Cut into bars and enjoy.

Tips & tricks

For a nut-free version, try wowbutter.

Recipe published on August 19, 2018