Makes 5 small bars
8 , pitted
1 tbsp. powder, unsweetened
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. quick cooking oats
1 cup brown rice crisp cereal
In a medium bowl, combine the dates, peanut butter, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, chia seeds, cinnamon, and oats. Don’t add the brown rice crisp cereal just yet. I make this without any processors or blenders by simply mixing the ingredients by hand. Mash everything into a ball. It gets a little messy but it’s fun, especially for the . It’s like kneading dough. Just keep pressing and rolling the ingredients until combined. Then add the brown rice crisps to the dough. It takes some work to press all the crisps into the dough but think of it as exercise ;-D
You can use plastic wrap or parchment paper if you want a perfectly formed bar. Press the dough into a rectangle. Slice into 5 equal portions.
There are so many ways you can customize these krispy treats. Just start with a base of dates, cocoa powder, nut butter and add any of your favorite ingredients or flavor extracts: walnuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, flakes, cranberries, raisins, oats, chips, mint extract, etc. Then add the brown rice crisp cereal.
Now for a question –> Why is it that normally it’s a p.i.t.a to wake my kids up in the morning for school but on the FIRST day of summer break they’re up at 6 AM. That’s including the baby. Don’t they know that these are MY quiet hours to get stuff done? Haha! Yea right. My baby is looking at me right now with a “feed me NOW face!”
Do any of you use the early morning hours to get stuff done or are you a night person?
♥ Lisa @ Healthful Sense
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