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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

More after-school snacks!! Good stuff

stuff you'll need:

1 bag of organic rice crispy or cocoa rice crispy (**on sale at Good Earth for $2.50/bag)
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil

I melted the coconut oil and brown rice syrup in a pan on really low for a few minutes.  Poor over the rice crispies and stir. Then press into a greased pan.  Oh man these were good and the best part is no sugar! How great it that! Rice crispy treats without sugar!!  I thought for sure I'd never have rice crispy treats again which made me sad because I really remember loving them as a kid.  So now I don't have to miss out on them and either do my kids.  I love finding healthy alternatives.  Isn't it so much fun?  Someone out there has to share my obsession. 

My husband is sure I'm the only crazy out there.  He calls me the "sugar nazi".  I guess in a way I am but shouldn't we all be more careful about how much sugar we consume. 

I read an article that said the average American eats 6 T of sugar per day.  UH double take! Every processed food has sugar, along with the sodas people are drinking.  That sounds like one of the reasons why Americans are so disease-ridden and why we have the highest number of ADD cases in the world.  Join me in the fight against sugar and disease.  Try some healthy-alternative treats without sugar .  Oh and be sure to let me know if you stumble upon a great recipe.


  1. Can I make a request? I am having a hard time planning meals each week with some sort of variety but still nutritious. I would love to know the menu you plan for a week of meals.
    Thanks, Laurie

  2. I've been sugar free for 12 weeks and I am afraid to try this recipe for fear that I will gorge myself! But the kids sure would love it hu?

  3. Yeah they would like it. Try the almond balls. I just made some and they are so good. Is brown rice syrup or agave something that you can eat?

  4. You're probably better off not adding sweetners into your diet.

  5. Just found your blog. This recipe looks great for my kids for a special dessert. It's very difficult to find nutritarian things for children. I've been a nutritarian for amost a year and a half and have not found a way to ease my 6 and 3 year olds into it. Keep the kid friendly recipes coming!