Dark chocolate brown rice crispy treats

So here they are, the simple dark chocolate brown rice crispy treats that I used for the bottom layer of the peanut butter and dark chocolate squares I made a week ago or so. I figured I just make the bottom crispy part by itself and call it a day….well actually more like I wanted to try it by itself anyhow.

They were really good but in my opinion I rather have the extra coconut and peanut butter layer in between with the extra dark chocolate chips on top, just saying :-)

I actually though these, by themselves, were a little bit on the sweet side so I made them a second time and decrease the sugar from 1/4 cup to 3 tablespoons, a little bit better!!

Crispy treats are a very popular thing with kids. I don’t have to say it twice, when I am offering crispy treats to the kids at my house, they both run at once :-)


Here you can see the rice crispy being mixed in with all of the ingredients in the pan and then I just lined them in a 8×8 square baking pan previously lined with foil paper.

These are super simple to put together. Next time I will decrease the honey content and make them less sweet because I thought they were on the sweet side. I think with a little bit less they will be even better. Who needs all that sugar right?


Dark chocolate brown rice crispy treats

Yield: 14-18 pieces


3 tablespoons unrefined sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 1/4 cups brown rice cereal
1/4 cup flax seed meal
1/2 cup oats
1 tablespoon dark cocoa powder


In a sauce pan, at low heat, combine sugar, honey and peanut butter. Heat for about 1-2 minutes stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and add cereal, oats, dark cocoa powder and flax seed meal. Press into a square baking pan lined with foil like in the picture.

Let cool to set. I normally put it in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. Lift out of the pan, remove foil and cut into small bars or squares. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 14 servings. You actually do get more!!


  1. I guess I can say that I’ve already tasted these and loved them. But I’m with you, I prefer them with the peanut butter / coconut layer and more chocolate! :)

    And an A-? That’s awesome!

  2. Miryam,
    These look so good! And I love the fact that they’re made with healthier ingredients. You’re setting a great example for those of us who tend to do pretty traditional baking of sweets!

  3. Yummy :) I really wish I could find brown rice crispies that weren’t so expensive here :( When I do – watch out! I’ll be totally making these :D

  4. another healthy one.. deliciousness! that’s 2 recipes I should make this week. :)

  5. I just ate a giant rice krispy treat from Noodles and I should have been having this much healthier version. Love it!

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