Crispy Peanut Butter Treats
with Chocolate Chips

Sample Recipe from The Kind Life by Alicia Silverstone

These little yummies will blow your mind. Everyone ~ and I mean everyone ~ in your life will love these. You can serve these at parties, for after-school snacks, or as a regular dessert. They are also great for travel; I pack a big batch in my suitcase on most trips. Perfect for when I’m running late, have skipped a meal, or just want a dessert that won’t bring me down, there treats are awesome.

Ingredients
1 box brown rice crisps cereal
1 3/4 cups brown rice syrup
Fine sea salt
3/4 cup peanut butter or almond butter
(preferably unsweetened and unsalted)
1/2 cup grain-sweetened, nondairy chocolate or carob chips

Yields: Makes 9 to 12 Squares

Preparation
Pour rice cereal into a large bowl. Heat the syrup with a pinch of salt in a saucepan over low heat. When the rice syrup liquefies, add the peanut butter and stir until well combined. Pour over the rice cereal. Mix well with a wooden spoon.

Once thoroughly mixed and cooled to room temperature, stir in the chocolate chips. Make sure the mixture is cool, or you will end up with melted chocolate instead of chocolate chips in your treats.

Turn the mixture out into an 8x8” or 9x13’” baking dish. Wet your wooden spoon lightly and press the mixture evenly into the pan. Let cool for 1 hour -- if you can -- before cutting into squares or bars.

The Kind Diet
A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet
by Alicia Silverstone

Alicia is making one of her favorite recipes ~ Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, a healthier (and tastier!) version of an old obsession ~ Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. This recipe is reprinted in the Organic Shopper “Good Health” Issue. Click here to view the digital edition and go to page 12 for the recipe. Or watch this video on Oprah’s web site  of Alicia preparing the recipe herself.

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