My sweet little babies were invited to a play-date together on Saturday (how cute is that?!). It was not planned and since I did not want them to go empty handed, I decided it was time to try out a recipe I had thought up this week.
Now wait, don’t point your fingers at me, I know this recipe still has fat and sugar (hence, will be loved) but I am using cereal made from actual brown rice and every ingredients is a much better choice than the inspiration.
The other great aspect of this recipe and what caused some laughter was my son, after he ate his piece, saying ‘Mom, I am glad mine did not have the red things in it’. I said, ‘Honey it did’. Shazam!
1/2 cup natural peanut butter*
1/2 cup honey
5 cups crispy brown rice cereal
1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped (as fine as you wish)
1. Combine peanut butter and honey in a medium size bowl, mix and microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power. If the peanut butter is not melted, repeat for another 20 seconds. Mix well.
2. Add brown rice cereal to the peanut butter honey mixutre, 1 to 2 cups at a time and stir to combine until mixture is sticky. Fold in the cranberries.
3. Press into a 8 x8 or 9 x 13-inch pan sprayed lightly with cooking spray. Place in the refrigerator to chill for 30 – 40 minutes. Cut into squares and watch the smiles form!
*Please feel free to use any nut butter however, you may need to warm it for a shorter time if it is thinner or less viscous than peanut butter.