I recently received a request to post this recipe for the holiday season. If you're a fan of Rice Crispy treats, or other chocolate treats, this may be the recipe for you. These are a tasty combined healthy version of the two.
Carrington Crispy Cocoa Bars are GLUTEN-FREE and packed with superfoods to keep you and your loved ones happy and healthy throughout the holiday season. The bars are perfect to make at home and take on-the-go as a holiday travel snack or can be served as a healthy alternative to brownies or other chocolatey snacks at your holiday gatherings this year.
Carrington Crispy Cocoa Bar
4 cups Crispy Brown Rice cereal
1 cup mini choc chips
1/3 cup Carrington Farms Flax/Chia blend
1/8 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsalted tahini
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup blue agave
1 tsp vanilla
· In a large mixing bowl, combine cereal, chips, flax/chia and cocoa. Mix well and set aside.
· In a small saucepan, add tahini, brown sugar, and blue agave. Mix together well. Warm on medium heat, stirring frequently until slight bubbles appear. Remove from heat. Add vanilla to the mixture and stir until mixed well.
· Slowly pour small amounts of the mixture into the mixing bowl with dry ingredients. You must continue to mix the mixtures together to coat the dry ingredients completely. Repeat this step until the saucepan is emptied and the rice cereal mixture is completely coated
· Pour into an aluminum cake pan (9x13 inch) which has been coated with a non-stick spray. Using a wooden spoon or a spatula, pat down the mixture completely. Let it sit until slightly cooled. Cut into 12-16 squares. Refrigerate when cooled. Enjoy!