In case you’ve given up traditional Rice Crispy treats because their loaded with sugar and butter, here’s a great alternative that you can feel okay about serving to your kids and enjoying a few yourself.
1/2 cup creamy no-salt-added almond butter or peanut better
1/2 cup agave nectar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp sea salt (You may want to leave this out if using salted nut butter.)
4 1/2 cups brown rice crisps cereal (I found these in the bulk section of Sprouts. Any well-stocked health food store should have them. If not, regular rice crispies will have to do!)
Line an 8″ x 8″ dish with parchment paper or lightly coat it with coconut oil.
In a large pot, combine agave nectar, coconut oil, almond or peanut butter and salt. Stir over low heat until well combined.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Add brown rice crisps and stir until well combined.
Fill the prepared pan with the mixture. Use a spatula or your hands to press down until you have a flat and even layer.
Place in the refrigerator for a few minutes until the treats have set. Then cut into 12 even squares, or use holiday cookie cutters to create fun shapes.