Almond Butter Crispy Treats are made with puffed 7 grain cereal, almond butter, ground cacao powder and a boatload of healthy omega 3-powered seeds- chia, sunflower and pumpkin. A delicious, VEGAN, chocolatey fix, full of nutritious ingredients.
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
― Joseph Campbell
Most days, I really don’t have much of a sweet tooth, that is until 9 pm rolls around! Then, all I want is chocolate. Usually a piece of good dark chocolate suffices, but sometimes what I really crave is a little crunch and texture. It’s like my mouth feels bored and wants to crunch on something.
A while back my friend Jill introduced me to something similar when she made a batch of Sarah B’s Hemp Crispy Treats, and had them sitting on her kitchen counter. Oh boy! This is how it all started.
These Cacao Almond Butter Crispy Treats are made with puffed, 7 grain cereal that is toasted to make them extra crispy, then tossed with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and chia seeds and mixed with melted organic almond butter, a little sweetener and cacao powder, and voila! The tastiest, crunchiest, cacao-infused crispy treats. And to me, one square is just the perfect amount.
The key to getting these nice and crispy is to toast the cereal beforehand, for added crunch.
Then pat it down firm in a baking dish and refrigerate, letting firm up.
Cut into 2 inch squares and store in the fridge for any late night emergencies, or afternoon pick-me-ups.
These Cacao Almond Butter Crispy Treats are so nutty and crunchy… and keep for 2 weeks in the fridge!
Hope you enjoy these Cacao Almond Butter Crispy Treats!
Cacao Almond Butter Crispy Treats
Healthy vegan Cacao Almond Butter Crispy Treats are made with puffed 7 grain cereal, almond butter, found cacao powder and a boatload of healthy omega 3-powered seeds- chia, sunflower and pumpkin. A delicious chocolatey fix, full of nutritious ingredients.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 25
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 16 1x
- Category: snacks, dessert
- Method: refrigerate
- Cuisine: northwest
- 1 cup puffed cereal ( puffed brown rice or puffed 7 grain cereal)
- ½ cup sunflower seeds ( or slivered almonds)
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
Toast the puffed cereal, pumpkin and sunflower seeds in a 375 F oven until crispy, about 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Place in a bowl along with other seeds.
Heat the almond butter, honey (or other sweetener),coconut oil, vanilla and salt in a small pot until melted and well combined. Turn heat off , then stir in cacao powder and cinnamon and quickly pour over the cereal seed mixture and mix well.
Place in a parchment lined 8 x 8 baking dish, and press down firmly with a spatula to create a uniform thickness. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
Flip onto a cutting board, remove parchment and cut into 16, two-inch squares. Cover and store in the fridge.
Toasting the puffed cereal beforehand ensures a nice crispy texture.
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