These couldn't be simpler--or more delicious! There are lots of ways you can play around with them, too. The original recipe came from the Vegetarian Times. I followed it pretty closely, adding just a sprinkle of kosher salt when I mixed in the rice cereal. Next time, I might add an extra cup of cereal and, perhaps, a teaspoon or so of vanilla extract to bump up the flavor. I also put the dish in the fridge for awhile to harden a bit. The recipe calls for almond butter, which I think makes them very special. Peanut butter or another nut butter would work as well.
Chocolate Crispy Rice Treats
1/2 cup almond butter
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup chocolate chips
3 cups crispy rice cereal (I used brown rice cereal--and next time I'll add at least 4 cups)
pinch of salt
Grease an 8x8 square baking dish with cooking spray. In a large pan, combine the almond butter, honey and chocolate chips over medium low flame, stirring constantly until the chocolate is melted--about 3 or 4 minutes. Add the cereal and a pinch of salt and stir to thoroughly combine the cereal with the chocolate mixture. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting into squares. (I found it helped to refrigerate them for about 30 minutes after they cooled.)