I couldn’t keep this kid away from a sweet carbohydrate if my life depended on it. This photo was taken in our guest room, down the hall from our kitchen. Alex spotted me out of the corner of his eye heading back with my camera and nicely arranged plate and decided to make a beeline towards these treats. For a moment I knew what it must be like to have a dog as I held the plate over my head and told him to stop jumping and to SIT DOWN….just, WAIT.
Obviously he wasn’t listening to me because he managed to swipe the treat right in front of my viewfinder eye. It was too cute not to post so not only did he win the Crispy Rice Bar, but he also won some media coverage on the Kula Mama website. Smart kid. Hopefully his tenacity will pay off in more ways than food swiping later in life.
This recipe is a great one to do with your kids in the kitchen. Alex loved putting the ingredients together and using the cookie cutters to make shapes. Moms will love that this recipe contains protein and limited sugar, making these Crispy Rice Bars a good substitute for those glorified candy bars that packaged food makers try to pass off as “protein bars” for kids.
These will keep in the fridge for about a week and will freeze nicely for several months.