The McJordan's (Walker, Vienna and I) have been eating (okay gorging) on these rice crispy squares so much so that I actually need to take a break! They are addictive. Once you make them, you'll know what I mean because they are crunchy, sweet and just the perfect little snack that is super easy to make.
Funny thing is... I created a recipe about five years ago for Chocolate Orange Rice Crispy Squares and I'm almost embarrassed to show you because the photos are so terrible, it's frightening! The Joyous Health blog has come a long way since 2012 -- sorry for subjecting you to my terrible food photos back then, haha! But these crispy squares are a far better recipe and much prettier too. That being said, the old ones were still tasty :)
This new recipe was inspired by both Oh She Glows and my good friend Meghan Telpner's crispy squares. So thanks ladies for inspiring me back to rice crispy squares!! I'd almost given up on them until I remembered the secret ingredient is brown rice syrup -- it makes everything stick like how marshmallows do the trick.
The combination of almond butter, coconut oil, brown rice syrup and chocolate chips is absolute heaven on earth. You'll see what I mean when you make them.
Basically, all you have to do is melt these ingredients together on low heat and then combine with brown rice crisps and voila! I love how healthy, whole-foods-based these ingredients are, nothing like their unhealthy counterparts by Kellogg's -- yuck.
This recipe takes about 10 minutes, no joke.
Then refrigerate them for an hour or two and slice em' up!
Here's the whole recipe:
*You could also use organic raw agave or coconut nector - you need something very sticky. I tried this recipe with maple syrup only and it didn't bind properly. Brown rice syrup can be found at health food stores, in the natural food section of your grocery store or online. I haven't tried liquid honey, but that would probably work very well too.
I have a feeling you're gonna love them. Don't say I didn't warn you though, they are addictive!
Have a joyous week!