Crispy Chocolate Bites + Squares

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups puffed brown rice cereal (One Degree Organics has a great line)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp. peanut butter (could use any smooth nut butter)
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil*
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips of choice (I used Enjoy Life Foods)
     

Directions:

  • In a medium bowl, mix the puffed brown rice, honey, and peanut butter until evenly coated
  • I used a very creamy peanut butter (crazy richard's), so I had to pop this bowl in the freezer while it hardened
  • Line a baking tray with wax paper. Form the mixture into balls and place on the tray. Place it into the freezer again so they can set
  • In a small pot, melt the coconut oil over low heat (*use more for a thin chocolate coating, and less for a thicker coating)
  • Once melted, add in the chocolate chips. Stir occasionally. Once it's almost melted, but not all the way, take off heat
  • Continue to stir until all chips are melted. This prevents it from burning
  • Place each puffed rice ball into the melted chocolate until fully covered. Let the excess chocolate drip off
  • Place back onto the wax paper. Place in the freezer one last time to harden.
  • Once hardened, enjoy! I like to store mine in the freezer for throughout the week
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For the Squares:

  • Line a loaf pan with wax paper
  • Use the same ingredients and directions to make the "batter"
  • Don't need to freeze this time
  • Press batter into the loaf pan with your fists until compact
  • Then freeze
  • Once frozen, melt the chocolate in the same way as above, and pour on top
  • Freeze again, and once hardened cut and serve!
  • Enjoy :) I store these in the freezer as well

 

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