Sunday, December 25, 2011

Chocolatey Brown Rice Treats

These treats were inspired by a recipe posted in the Vitamix '13 days of Christmas' album.  You can see
the original here.

 The recipe was for Granola balls, but I had half a box of brown rice crisps that I wanted to use up, so I figured I'd give it a try with my own substitutions.  It worked out really well!  
Here's what I did...

To my Vitamix, I added 1/4 cup of coconut milk

This is the brand I used

  Then I added 1/4 cup of coconut oil

and 1/3 cup of coconut palm sugar

I broke up half of a 70% cocoa chocolate bar (about 50g as it was a 100g bar)

Then I added 1/2 cup almond butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt

And blended it all on high speed for a couple of minutes.  The recipe said 5 minutes, but mine didn't need that long

I dumped it all into a bowl, using a spatula to scrape the sides of the container

Then I added 1/2 cup of shredded coconut (unsweetened) and 3 tablespoons chia seeds

and 4 cups brown rice crispies

 These are the ones I used

Then I stirred it all together until the crispies were all completely coated

And patted it all into a silicone pan (9x9 I think) lined with plastic wrap

Then I placed it in the freezer for about 45 mins. and then cut it into squares. 

The Lean Green Bean