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There’s nothing on earth quite like warm, gooey homemade crispy rice treats. Part of the fun of making them is eating the sticky chunks left behind on the spoon and pot after scooping the crispy rice treats into the pan. I think those little bits taste the best of the whole batch. These chocolate almond butter honey treats will give you the same experience, with the added deliciousness of melted chocolate chunks!

The classic recipe for homemade Rice Crispy Treats was the first recipe I ever knew by heart. Totally gourmet right? They are the dessert that instantly takes me back to the days of jellies, roll-on face glitter, and Boy Meets World. And who wouldn’t want to go back to those days? Maybe I’d skip the jellies (world’s most uncomfortable shoe award)…

These crispy rice treats are a healthier (though still a treat!) take on the classic. They are made with almond butter and honey instead of marshmallows. They include chocolate and pecans for flavor and texture. Chocolate and pecans are a match made in heaven if you ask me! I like using Erewhon or Nature’s Path crispy brown rice cereal for these. My 3-year-old loves these and they make a great healthier treat for kids!

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Chocolate Almond Butter Honey Crispy Rice Treats {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup honey (if you can, use a thick scoopable honey rather than a runny liquid one)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (plus more for topping)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3-4 cups crispy brown rice cereal

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease an 8x8 pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the almond butter, honey, chocolate and salt until the chocolate chunks are mostly melted. All melted will work, but a few chunks remaining is pretty delicious.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla, pecans, and cereal. Stir to completely combine.
  4. Pour into the pan and top with additional chocolate chips/pecans if desired. Refrigerate the treats for 25-30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

*You can use brown rice syrup in place of the honey if you want treats that hold together better at room temperature,

*I like using Erewhon or Nature’s Path crispy brown rice cereal for these.

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