Children love no-bake treats because they can help with every step of the process, and eventually do it themselves! This recipe can be adapted in so many fun combinations that kids never tire of it. It makes an easy school birthday treat, and can even be pressed into service as an alternative to the traditional birthday cake. Just add some colorful dried fruits or Sundrops® and stack the cut bars in a pyramid on a festive plate.
In a large bowl, mix raw almond butter, honey, and vanilla extract until smooth.
Add raw organic seeds (sunflower, sesame, or hemp), unsulphured organic dried fruit (raisins, craisins, cherries, etc), and other optional delight (coconut, chocolate chips, etc.) and mix until well coated.
Pour brown rice crispy cereal into the mixture gradually and fold it into the mixture, adding more cereal and folding again, until an even consistency is reached and cereal is fully incorporated.
Press energy bar mix into a buttered 8x8 pan, firmly.
Cover and refrigerate or freeze for 2 hours prior to service.
To serve, cut into small squares (a little bar goes a long way!), and serve with a tall glass of Organic Valley Milk!
It’s wise to use raw (not roasted) almond butter to preserve the integrity of essential fatty acids. Add a splash of organic flax seed oil to the mix for an Omega-3 brain boost!