These bars make a fun and healthi-er gift. They are very easy to make – all you have to do is melt chocolate and stir in cereal. They can be made vegan and/or gluten-free if you check the ingredients on the chocolate and cereal. If these need to be made gluten-free, be extra careful to check the cereal as some rice cereal is sweetened with malt syrup, which is made from barley, a gluten-containing grain.
2-Ingredient Crispy Rice Bars
|Serves||12 - 14|
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||5 minutes|
|Total time||10 minutes|
|Dietary||Gluten Free, Vegan|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Freezable|
- 1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cup crisped brown rice cereal
|Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.|
|Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, stirring constantly until melted. Alternatively, heat the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 seconds increments, stir, and repeat until melted.|
|Gently stir in cereal and mix until all of the cereal is coated.|
|Pour the cereal mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and spread into a square in an even layer. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until firm.|
|Place the parchment paper and bars on a cutting board. Cut the square in half and then cut into smaller bars. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.|
There are many options for ingredients that you may use, but if you’d like to know the exact brands used in these photos, see below.
I used Barbara’s Organic Brown Rice Crisps cereal, which was labelled vegan and gluten free (“Verified to contain less than 20 ppm gluten”) at the time I bought it. It contained 1g sugar per 1 cup serving and was sweetened with organic fruit juice concentrate (pear or apple).
For the chocolate, I used Pascha Organic Dark Chocolate Chips, 55% Cacao, Semi-Sweet. It was “allergen-friendly,” vegan, and gluten-free.