Shamrock Rice Crispies
Prep: 10 minutes plus cooling
Cook: 5 minutes • Serves: 6
3 cups organic brown rice cereal
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
1/4 cup almond butter
1 tablespoon coconut oil
6 drops natural green food coloring (see Chef Tip)
1.Spray 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray; line with parchment paper with overhanging sides. In large bowl, add cereal.
2.In small saucepot, stir syrup, almond butter and coconut oil; cook over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until melted. Remove from heat; stir in food coloring. Pour syrup mixture over cereal; with wooden spoon, stir until well combined. Press mixture into prepared pan; let cool.
3.Lift parchment paper with rice crispie from pan and place on cutting board; with 3-inch shamrock-shaped cutter, cut out crispies. Makes 12 crispies.
Approximate nutritional values per serving (2 rice crispies):
120 Calories, 4g Fat (1g Saturated), 0mg Cholesterol,
67mg Sodium, 19g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 2g Protein
To make natural green food coloring: Place 1 cup fresh spinach in small saucepot; add water to cover. Heat to boil over high heat; reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 5 minutes. Drain spinach and process with 3 tablespoons water in food processor until smooth (add 1 tablespoon water at a time if mixture clumps together); strain through fine-mesh strainer. Discard solids; refrigerate food coloring in airtight container up to 3 days.