This is a great snack.

It's chewy, crunchy and buttery with a pleasantly mild sweetness, as well as being naturally gluten and dairy free.

You can play around with this recipe a bit, but make it "as is" first. The almond butter can be swapped and/or combined with other nut butters, like peanut, coconut cream concentrate, or coconut peanut butter. But my favorite is almond. It's so creamy and buttery!

Other mix-ins are great as well: chocolate, nuts, dried fruit, more coconut, less brown rice cereal, a little coconut oil - have fun with it! This recipe isn't super fussy.

But the best thing is that you could be stuffing your face with these tasty little bites in under 10 minutes.

Make them now.



Chewy Crispy Rice Bites

 Chewy Crispy Rice Balls photo
Chewy Crispy Rice Balls
Prepared by Sarah Shilhavy, Photo by Jeremiah Shilhavy

Yield: approximately 2 dozen small balls
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Mix the almond butter and brown rice syrup together in a medium saucepan. Stir and heat until melted and bubbly; approximately 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. Add remaining ingredients and stir well.

Roll into small balls with oiled or wet hands to prevent sticking and chill in the refrigerator or freezer.


Recipe courtesy Sarah Shilhavy

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that is 1/2 CUP of almond butter???
can you give example of brown rice cereal? All I can think of is rice krispies and puffed rice... thanks
# Posted By Gail | 5/20/11 10:54 PM
Gail: Yes, 1/2 cup (the recipe will be updated). And brown rice cereal is just like rice krispies, except it's from brown rice. If you do a search for "brown rice cereal" you'll find it. But puffed rice, rice krispies, rice cereal, brown rice cereal, it's all pretty much the same thing and can be used interchangeably.
# Posted By Sarah:) | 5/21/11 2:09 PM
This is a really great recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and added raisins. These taste fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
# Posted By Teresa | 6/15/11 2:28 PM
We did not have rice syrup, so we used honey and they were delicious anyway!
# Posted By Amy | 2/9/13 8:14 PM

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