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Healthier Almond Butter Crispy Squares


  • Author: NOURISHED. the blog
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 9-12 bars 1x

Description

These Crispy Almond Butter Bars are a seriously good no-bake, gluten free and refined sugar free snack. Best drizzled with melted chocolate!


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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup smooth almond butter (I like roasted, not raw)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 cups crispy rice
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (can use semi-sweet as well)
  • 1 teaspoon cream or milk

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease an 8 x 8 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the butter, almond butter, honey, vanilla and salt. Microwave for 1-2 minutes until the butter has melted and the honey and almond butter are warm and runny, being sure to stir every 30 seconds.
  3. While the almond butter mixture is in the microwave, add 4 cups of crispy brown rice to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Give the almond butter mixture a good stir to ensure it is well mixed before adding it to the crispy rice. Stir to coat the crispy rice evenly with the almond butter.
  5. Transfer the almond butter coated crispy rice to the prepared baking dish. Using a piece of parchment paper, evenly press the cereal firmly into the pan.
  6. In the same bowl that the almond butter mixture was prepared, add the chocolate chips and the cream or milk. Microwave for 1-2 minutes until the chocolate has melted, stirring every 30 seconds or so.
  7. Transfer the melted chocolate into a piping bag with a fine tip or, using a spoon, drizzle the chocolate over top of the crispy rice in the pan.
  8. Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours until the cereal is set and the almond butter is firm. Cut into squares. These bars keep best in the fridge.