Healthy Rice Krispie Treats

It has been a while since we’ve had dessert over here in Sand Kitchen! It’s a tad ironic how few dessert recipes I post consider they’re what I’m known for IRL (in real life). It’s probably because I’m more of a savoury person, but anyway

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Who else loved these growing up? I didn’t have them often enough to call myself addicted, but if they were around, it was downright dangerous. So let’s make a refined-sugar-free version that will still tickle the tastebuds.

These can easily be made vegan by substituting honey for agave or maple syrup, but I haven’t tried it myself.

You will need:
GF

  • 6 squares of dark chocolate (I used 70%)
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1-2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp nut butter of choice (I used peanut)
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups puffed rice (sugar-free)
  • A splash of milk (I used almond milk)

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Break up your squares into smaller chunks. Before this, actually, it’s a good idea to put your sesame seeds into the oven to roast for five minutes with a drop of coconut oil.

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Add the coconut oil to the chocolate and a splash of non-diary milk and microwave it in 30 second intervals, until it melts. You can, of course, do this over a pot of boiling water as well.

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Mix it together until evenly combined. Your sesame seeds should be ready, you just want them ever so slightly golden and nutty. Take them out.

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To your chocolate mixture, add your nut butter and mix until it combines well.

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Then add your sesame seeds and mix. If you don’t like sesame seeds, you can simply skip this step (although I’m not sure we can still be friends).

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Once you’ve got your gorgeous chocolate mix ready, we’re in business!

This bit is imperative: WAIT FOR IT TO COOL. If your chocolate mix is warm, it will de-crunch your puffed rice, and we don’t want that.

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Once it’s cooled, add it to the puffed rice in a bowl and mix.

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You can set these however you like — either in a baking dish, like me, or in muffin cases. Set it in the fridge to cool, probably about 30 minutes to an hour. Once it’s ready, cut them up into squares.

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Let me know what you think, and if you make them tag me @sandkitchen on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Enjoy!

As always, bilafiya (well wishes and wellbeing)

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