Sunday, September 4, 2011

Make These Now

5 Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Chews
  • 1 cup Crisp Rice cereal (I used Granola)
  • 1/4 cup smooth all-natural peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp organic brown rice syrup (I used half Agave and half maple syrup)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips

Directions: Line a plate with parchment paper. In a medium sized bowl, stir together the peanut butter, brown rice syrup, 2 tbsp chocolate chips, and vanilla extract. Microwave on high for 35-45 seconds. Stir well and immediately add in the 1 tsp cocoa powder. Stir until incorporated. Immediately stir in the rice crisp cereal until all rice crispies are coated (I did all this in a pot on low heat.)
Wet hands thoroughly and shape the mixture into ‘golf-balls’. Press mixture together firmly into balls so it will hold. Wet hands after each ball is formed so the mixture will not stick to your hands. Place the balls onto parchment paper and freeze for 5 minutes. You can keep these chews in the freezer in a sealed container. Let the chews sit at room temperature for about 5-10 minutes before consuming. ( I pressed mine into a small cake pan instead. I was too lazy to make balls. Then I put them in the fridge for half an hour and they were perfect.)
Makes 7 golf-ball sized chews. ( Double it for the perfect family size.)

Press firmly into balls and place on a plate or small baking sheet lined with parchment. Freeze for about 5-10 minutes.

1 comment:

Liesel said...

those look so good. Can't wait to try them. I also have to try your version of the Lara bar.