I was pretty shocked to see the ingredients in the popular LCM bars – definitely not something that I would be comfortable with the kids having on a semi regular basis! These rice bubble bars are pretty good for you and I am happy top make a batch of these an after school treats.
You can mix and match between a low sugar rice cereal (rice bubbles) and puffed brown rice – or use a mixture. The puffed brown rice makes a more chewy bar. I hope your kids like them.
Nice additions are some dried apricots (chopped) or craisins and sometimes I add some hundreds and thousands for a bit of a treat.
WHAT YOU NEED
1 cup nuts (I use macadamia usually)
4 cups puffed rice cereal
1/2 cup rice malt syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
WHAT TO DO
Blitz nuts in your food processor until they make a paste – you can use a nut butter but it works lot better if you can do this yourself. It will make about 1/2 a cup
Put cereal into a bowl. Add the nut mix, syrup and spices to a saucepan and mix over low heat until it becomes melted (you may want to add some butter)
Pour over cereal
Mix until it is all coated and gooey
Press into a slice tin lined with baking paper
Pop into fridge for about 30 mins until it sets. Cut into squares – can store in a container in the fridge
– for a treat some choc chips would go well in this too.