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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Nutella Rice Crispy Treats

Nutella Rice Crispy Treats from Chocolate Covered Katie


I am bursting with excitement to make these rice crispy treats!  What is it about rice crispy treats that makes me feel like a kid?!!  This recipe is extra special because they are made with nutella (for me, there is nothing better than chocolate and hazelnut together.)

Chocolate Covered Katie created this recipe (she's a genius!).  Tonight's book club is in for a great, big treat.  Get the recipe below or click here to go directly to Katie's site.

Ingredients
  • 3 cups rice crispies cereal (I used gf brown rice crispies) (95g)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (10g)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp Healthy Nutella (145g) (or any chocolate-hazelnut spread)
  • 1/2 cup agave or honey (115g)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (or chocolate protein powder) (20g)
  • optional: melted chocolate for dipping
Instructions
  • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients but the rice crispies. Melt, either in a microwave or on the stove, until it is a stir-able consistency. Pour over the cereal and stir well, making sure to coat all of the crispies. Line an 8x8 pan with wax or parchment paper and spread the mixture evenly into the pan. Place a sheet of wax or parchment paper on top of the mixture, and press down as firmly as you can. Really press down! Freeze for at least a 1/2 hour before slicing, then dip bottoms in melted chocolate if desired. Store in the fridge or freezer.