Kids in the Kitchen – {Allergy-Friendly} Crispy Brown Rice Treats

I have been in the search for some tasty {and nutritious} snacks for my daughter and I to enjoy in the afternoon.  And while our go-to snacks are usually fruit I try to switch it up every few days and would love to have more snacks that have some protein in them.  

Since my daughter passed her recent almond allergy test {finding out she is not allergic to it} I have been trying to add almond butter more into her diet.  She’s not a huge fan of it straight out of the jar like her Momma is but doesn’t seem to mind it when used in dishes or smoothies.

For this weeks Kids in the Kitchen I am sharing a recipe for Crispy Brown Rice Treats that I found in the last Whole Foods flyer.  I decided to adjust it a bit to her tastes (I eliminated raisins and cinnamon from the original recipe,) and share in the experience of making it with my daughter.

And I apologize, these bars aren’t super photogenic, but I promise they are super tasty… oh, and easy to make too!

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I had my daughter join me in the kitchen and help me to gather the ingredients first.  She’s not quite old enough to read but we improvised and had a little fun when I asked her if I needed things like her Pop-Pops hat for making the treats or did the recipe call for random things like tomatoes and celery (which it doesn’t!)  

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The first step was to measure the almond butter.  She’s got her handy spatula to help.

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After assisting her on getting the almond butter out of the jar she decided it was time to try to put the measuring cup into the jar.  Not a bad idea except it didn’t take her long to realize it wasn’t fitting!

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After getting all the ingredients measured we took to the mixing.  You’ll notice she also acts has a taste-tester during the process!  She did a wonderful job trying to mix this all up.

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After we completed the mixing it was time to put the dish into a plan.  I did most of this work and carefully monitored her (as we used a glass dish) when we patted down the mix.  She loved doing the patting part!

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After letting stand for an hour, I cut up the mixture into bars. And while not super photogenic, they were delicious!  I served with coconut milk {So Delicious Vanilla} and we had a yummy snack on the relatively healthy side for both my daughter and I.

This recipe is definitely being added to the mix.  Also, if you are allergic to almonds then you many also use your safe nut or seed butter and they should turn out fine.

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{Allergy-Friendly} Crispy Brown Rice Treats
A delicious, healthier alternative to traditional rice treats. Easy to make and perfect for an after school snack.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2/3 cup of almond butter {or your safe nut/seed butter}
  2. 2/3 cup honey
  3. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  4. 1/2 tsp sea salt
  5. 6 cups of brown rice cereal {I use Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice}
  6. 1/3 cup flaxseed meal
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine brown rice cereal and flaxseed meal. Set aside.
  2. In a small pot, cook almond butter, honey, vanilla, and sea salt over low-medium heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove mixture from heat and spoon over top of the cereal/flaxseed meal combo.
  4. Stir and fold the ingredients together.
  5. Pour mixture into a 9x13 greased pan. Press down with oil-covered spatula or damp palms.
  6. Allow to cool for 1 hour then cut into squares.
  7. Store for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
Adapted from Whole Foods Monthly Flyer
Adapted from Whole Foods Monthly Flyer
Busy Bee Kate http://busybeekate.com/

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

Come join me and my co-hosts, Melinda of LookWhatMomFound…andDadtoo!Paula at Frosted FingersSara at Sensibly Sara, and Jeannette from EcoIncognito each week linking up a post, new or old, that feature the theme Kids in the Kitchen.

It doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are doing it together, enjoying it and learning something along the way.

– picking fruit and using in recipes 
– preparing healthy snacks 
– teaching about colors, shapes, sizes and textures with food 
– making crafts out of recycled food containers 
– trying a new recipe together 
– pouring from measuring cups
– creating new family friendly recipes

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    Oh wow. My kids love rice treats. I bet they’ll love making this.
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