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Grown-up Rice Krispies


A few notes: You can use corn syrup or golden syrup in place of the rice syrup if you prefer. Barbara's Bakery Crisp Brown Rice Cereal stays the crispiest of the four different brands I've tried. Chocophiles may want to double the ganache topping and sprinkle the top with cacao nibs. Forget the traditional rice cereal treats with marshmallows -- these Hippie Crispie Treats are wonderful. Once you assemble the ingredients (rice syrup was new to my kitchen pantry), it all comes together easily. Setting the ganache in the fridge is essential; the treats remained crispy in my fridge for several days. I would make the salt & almonds on top optional. I’m adding dried cranberries to the next batch! This recipe is a family favorite already.

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (23 Votes)
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  • The bars:
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped bittersweet (70%) chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 4 cups crisp rice cereal
  • The topping:
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped bittersweet (70%) chocolate
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon flaky salt (such as Maldon)


Servings 16
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Step 1

Line an 8x8 square pan with a sling of parchment paper. In a large saucepan, bring the maple and rice syrups to a rolling boil for 1 minute, stirring frequently with a heatproof spatula or wooden spoon (be careful not to let it boil over). Remove from the heat and stir in the nut butter, 1/2 cup chocolate, 2 tablespoons coconut oil, and 1/4 teaspoon fine salt until everything is smooth and the chocolate is melted. Fold in the rice cereal and pack the mixture firmly and evenly into the lined pan (damp fingers can help here).
In a small saucepan (or the same big one, if you've scraped it clean), melt the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate and 2 tablespoons coconut oil together over very low heat, stirring constantly just until melted (be careful not to scorch the chocolate). Pour the chocolate mixture over the rice mixture, spreading it smooth. Sprinkle the nuts and flaky salt over the top.

Let the bars set at cool room temperature (about 2 hours) or in the refrigerator (about 1 hour) until firm. Lift the sling out of the pan, trim away the edges if you like, and cut into 16 squares.

These treats are best the day they are made. They will keep at room temperature for several days, though the cereal will soften slightly.

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