There tasty treats remind me of a rice crispy treat but with nutritional benefits. The cereal is whole grain, the sweetener is natural as is the peanut butter, nuts add a healthy crunch and has a hint of anti-inflammatory cinnamon.
Enjoy! Just one can be very satisfying!
about 18 2" balls
½ cup natural peanut butter (no trans fats)*
½ cup brown rice syrup
½ cup chopped nuts
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 cups crispy brown rice cereal
Optional: ½ cup dark chocolate chips melted in microwave on 50% power
*I like Earth Balance with flax
Ina large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Lightly grease your hands and using a tablespoon and yourfingers, form the mixture into 2 -inch balls. Place them on a piece of waxedpaper. If desired, drizzle with melted dark chocolate. Works well if you put the meltedchocolate in a small Ziploc bag and snip off the corner. Squeeze the chocolate out from thecorner of the bag onto the balls. Place on a dish or platter covered with wax paper orparchment paper, or put into small paper muffin cups.
Nutrition information pe rserving (1 ball) without the dark chocolate
DietaryFiber- 1 g
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