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These krispy treats are both crunchy and chewy with a fresh blueberry flavor and a warming maple icing drizzle. It's hard to believe that these are all-natural and good for you!
Blueberry Bliss Krispy Treats with Maple Icing: [no bake, high fiber/protein, GF, vegan*]
(makes 9 treats)
4 cups Crispy Brown Rice Cereal (GF if you like)
1/2 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (GF if you like)
2 tbs Ground Flaxseed
1/2 tsp Salt
210g (1/2 cup + 2 tbs) Brown Rice Syrup
128g (1/2 cup) Raw Walnut Butter*
1 tsp Vanilla Paste (or extract)
1/2 tsp Stevia Extract*
1/4 tsp Blueberry Extract*
1/4 tsp Lemon Flavor
60g (2 scoops) Vanilla Protein Powder
3/4 cup Dried Blueberries
30 (1 scoop) Vanilla Protein Powder
14g (1 tbs) Coconut Oil, very soft
49g (2 tbs + 1 tsp) Pure Maple Syrup
1. Line a 9" brownie pan with parchment paper.
2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cereal, oats, flax and salt.
3. In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, stir together the rice syrup, walnut butter, vanilla paste, stevia, blueberry extract and lemon flavor. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, then microwave for another 30 seconds. Slowly stir in the protein powder.
4. Scoop the wet mixture over the rice krispy mixture and fold together. Fold in the blueberries.
5. Scoop mixture into the prepared pan and flatten out.
6. For the icing, mix together all the ingredients in a small bowl. Scoop mixture into a sandwich bag, snip a corner and design the treats. Refrigerate for 10 minutes then slice.
1. Any other nut butter can be used to substitute the walnut butter (such as almond butter, macadamia butter, hazelnut butter, etc)
2. The stevia extract can be omitted if you want mildly sweet treats. If you want a sweet treat but have no stevia, I would increase the amount of blueberries and/or double the icing.
3. I understand that not everyone has blueberry extract (I was just dying to try out my new fruit extracts), so feel free to omit this and increase the amount of blueberries
4. Vegans, use whatever protein powder you like (soy, brown rice, etc) just note that some powders absorb more liquid than others so I would recommend using one scoop at first and adjust from there.
These krispy treats were inspired by Luna Bars so I thought I'd do a little nutrition label showdown. Luna Bars are pretty thin and small in size while my homemade treats are more substantial (aka, they're huge). The weight of one of my krispy treats (96g) is equal to two entire Luna Bars (48g each), so I compared the nutrition labels as such.
Luna's nutrition label is on the left, Chockohlawtay's nutrition label (includes icing) is on the right:
As you can see, there isn't much difference between the two labels, however, the Chockohlawtay version:
- has less saturated fat
- is lower carbohydrate
- has less sugar
- has fewer ingredients... below is the Luna Bar ingredient list:
... super long nutrition labels make me nervous, even if it's from an all-natural product.
So make these homemade treats ASAP, everyone will be delighted to bite their way through a freshly made, healthy Blueberry Bliss Krispy Treat! My dad said his coworkers gobbled these up right after he brought them out :)