Tuesday, March 22, 2011

So ... you live with a food restriction and can't have some traditional treats.

Problem?  Not always!

Sometimes trying to approximate a treat that's off-the-table for us brings us something even better.  These Crispy Rice Treats are a yummy example.

They have the sweet crunchiness of those other treats made with crisp rice cereal, but they are vegan and soy-free and loaded with creamy sunflower seed butter and chocolate goodness.  An added bonus is that they take about 5 minutes to put together.

Crispy Rice Treats
makes 20 treats


  • 1 cup sunflower seed butter
  • 2/3 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 4 cups gluten-free crisp rice cereal
  • Canola oil for pan

Generously oil an 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan.  Set aside.
In a medium or large saucepan, combine sunflower seed butter and brown rice syrup over low heat.
Cook until smooth consistency and well blended, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in rice and chocolate chips.  Completely combine.
Turn out into oiled pan.
With wet hands, press mixture down into pan.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or longer.
Cut into squares.

This recipe was shared as part of Allergy Friendly Fridays and Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays. and Freedom Fridays! Please check out the other great recipes!
This recipe was shared as part of My Meatless Mondays , Allergy Free Wednesdays and Allergy-friendly Lunchbox Love.  Please check out the other great recipes!

Happy Cooking!
Kim and Megan

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  1. Hi, Kim and Megan,
    Yum! This is a wonderful adaptation with great options that I can wait to try. As a blogger for the SunButter brand of sunflower seed butter, I appreciate the creation. Thanks!

  2. Elizabeth,

    We love SunButter at our house! It has really been a lifesaver for us.

  3. These rice crispy treats sound awesome :) Thanks for sharing it!

  4. Thanks Stephanie!
    Happy that you liked them...they are a great treat!

  5. Delicious crispy rice treats!.

  6. Thanks for coming to the Lunchbox Love party! These treats look DELICIOUS... I've never baked with brown rice syrup before, and I love that it seems to be an even substitute for corn syrup. Yay! Finally something that's straightforward :)

    Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery

  7. just made these with my 4 and 2 year old...they are licking the spoons as I write this!! amazingly delicious. we don't have any allergies over here- but we LOVE sunflower seed butter :) thanks!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe on Allergy-Free Wednesdays! I will be sure to make this recipe as my whole family loves SunButter.

    Be sure to check back next week for recipe highlights (including the top 3 reader choice submissions and hostess favorites).

    Be Well!

  9. Hi Kim and Megan
    I am going to try these they look fab.
    thanks for the recipe!
    best wishes