Thursday, August 24, 2006

Crispie with a C

I've had some sort of stomach bug for the last few days and have not been inclined to write in my blog. I'm still not inclined, but I thought I'd make a small effort to describe a wheat-free dessert I whipped up the other night. I bought some puffed brown rice with the notion of making rice crispie squares from scratch (no processed marshmallows for me!), but I've delayed that plan that until Shannon emails me her marshmallow recipe (no need to worry about it until after Burning Man, sister). After a quick google, I found a recipe that combines honey, peanut butter, puffed rice and ground flax seeds. It is super simple and good in that 'no refined sugar' kind of a way. And it tastes good. It never occured to me that puffed brown rice was available for these types of schemes, and I'm pleased with the discovery.

5 comments:

brie said...

I'm so impressed. I really love that natural puffed rice stuff, but I've never considered making a dessert out of it! That, and I'm a total sugar whore. I try really hard to avoid refined things but they sneak up on me...and jump in my mouth!

My sister only eats sugar on the weekend. I should try it.

Lydia said...

Can you post the actual recipe? You alluded to marshmallow squares, but didn't really say that's what these are like.

Sugar only on the weekends sounds like an unreasonable goal to me, but I know I'm an addict. I wish I could have that much self-control!

imtiaz said...

Yum. You'll have to make these for me next week. But instead of peanut butter could you use cocoa or maple syrup or something else? Maybe you should make a trial batch so you perfect it by then.

Erin said...

the recipe is something like 5 cups of rice to 1 cup of everything else. you mix it all together and press it into a pan like you do with rice crispie squares - that's why they're similar.

Lydia said...

That sounds like too much work, so make lots for Imtiaz so there will be some left over for me when I get there.