Nutty-Caramel Puffed Rice Treats (GF, V)

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Are you looking for a healthy treat? These are great as snacks and desserts. The next time you have a party, inviting your friends over, watching a football match or perhaps your kid's birthday party and are looking for some snack ideas, make these! They are so easy to make, tasty and guilt-free!

But please remember, don't eat them all at once! Share them or store it in the fridge for your little snacks. Just because I said they are a healthy snack, doesn't mean you should eat them all by yourself in one day ;) Everything in moderation.

The caramel is made out from coconut oil, date syrup, peanut butter and 100% raw cacao powder! So not the traditional caramel you'd know.



3 cups of puffed rice

1 cup + 1 tbsp of smooth peanut butter

3 tbsp of coconut oil

1.5 tbsp of 100% raw cacao powder

4 tbsp of date syrup


  1. Line an 18cmx18cm (or similar) baking pan with baking sheet

  2. Melt the coconut oil

  3. On a small bowl, mix the coconut oil and cacao powder together

  4. On a separate large bowl, stir together the peanut butter and date syrup

  5. Pour in the mixture of coconut oil & cacao in the large bowl together with the peanut butter and date syrup mixture

  6. Using a spatula, fold in the puffed rice with the liquid sticky mixture until it’s well combined

  7. Transfer into the lined baking pan and place in a freezer or refrigerator. (Freezer: approx. 30 minutes or more Refrigerator: approx. 1 hour or more*)

  8. Take out from the refrigerator/freezer, and cut into small squares. If the rice crispy treats are too hard to cut, leave it out in room temperature first for about 10-15 minutes.

  9. Store in the refrigerator to prevent it from falling apart

*The time it takes for to firm up, depend on your refrigerator's or freezer's potency & temperature.

When you have made it, take a picture and tag @bitetoroots #bitetoroots to let me know! If you like my recipes or would like to have more nutrition or health/lifestyle advices, you may email me or book a free initial coaching consultation!

And if you have any suggestions of what I should try to make, leave a comment below! *Remember, cook with love! The best dish is made with love.*


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