As a college student, naturally, I have a
major slight obsession with coffee...
As a normal human being, I have a
profound addiction penchant for chocolate, and all things chocolate.
I may or may not have bought a bulk pack of natural, sugar free milk chocolate off of Amazon.com (hey, don't judge), and needed to make a dessert with it. Krispy Treats came to my mind. Again, naturally, so did coffee. Mocha Almond Krispy Treats it is! And oh so delicious they were--extremely soft and chewy, utterly decadent and satisfying, and totally, completely, healthy and guilt free!
Mocha Almond Krispy Treats: [no bake, low fat, high fiber/protein, GF, vegan]
(makes 9 large treats)
150g (5 cups) Crispy Brown Rice Cereal
48g (1/2 cup) Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (GF if you like)
13g (2 tbs) Ground Flaxseed
1/8 tsp Salt
210g (1/2 cup + 2 tbs) Brown Rice Syrup
128g (1/2 cup) Raw Almond Butter
1 tsp Stevia Extract
1 tsp Chocolate Extract
3/4 tsp Almond Extract
64g (2 scoops) Chocolate Protein Powder
1 tsp Instant Coffee (I used Starbucks VIA Columbia)
2-3.5oz Sugar Free Milk Chocolate (or chocolate of choice)
1. Line a brownie pan with parchment paper both ways.
2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cereal, oats, flax and salt.
3. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, stir together the rice syrup, almond butter and extracts (not the protein powder/coffee yet!). Microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until mixture is runny. Stir in the protein powder and coffee one spoonful at a time. Scoop over the dry ingredients and fold together.
4. Scoop mixture into prepared pan and flatten.
5. In a small, microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until melted. Pipe into desired design. Refrigerate until firm, slice and enjoy!
^^ I sliced them and then drizzled each with chocolate...
you know, so each piece has a little more goodness all the way around :)
My dad took some to work and his coworkers said it tasted like Coffee Crisps!
Even though they already have caffeine, why not enjoy it with another caffeine source?