Today on the blog I'd like to share a delicious recipe from Lucy Tuplin. Sweet Lucy brings delicious treats to share with everyone in the clinic every.single. Wednesday night. We are lucky to have her!
Lucy's Rules of Baking:
Rule #1 of baking, there are no mistakes, even burnt cookies teach us something.
Rule #2 of baking: you will always wish you had started with a bigger bowl.
Rule #3 of baking: you will always end up with more dirty dishes than anticipated, even if you anticipate it.
Rule #4 of baking: flour (of any kind) will end up on you, the floor, and in one or more spots to be discovered at a later date.
Nut Butter Crispy Squares - Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free
These treats are best kept cool and can be stored in the freezer. When they crumble, as they are destined to do especially bouncing around in a pack on the trails, they can be reshaped into ball form or simply scooped up and munched as is.
Line a 9"x13" pan with parchment/wax paper
5 Cups Crisp Rice Cereal (use gluten free if needed)
1 1/2 Cups Nut or Seed Butter, natural unsweetened varieties work best
2/3 Cup Maple Syrup
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
4 Tbsp. Coconut Oil (or Butter if that's your jam)
2 Tbsp. Toasted Sesame Seeds (Optional) plus more for topping
3/4 Cup Chocolate Chips (use dairy free if needed)
Coarse Salt for sprinkling
In a large bowl (see rule #2) combine rice cereal and toasted sesame seeds together.
Gently heat nut/seed butter, maple syrup, fine salt, and coconut oil until well combined and smooth.
Pour heated mixture over cereal and gently mix until well coated.
Spread cereal mixture into prepared pan and press firmly so that mixture gets packed down. Wet hands or spatula when pressing mixture down to prevent it from sticking to you, the spatula, your clothes, cupboard handles, and faucet.
Gently melt chocolate and pour over set cereal mixture. Spread and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and coarse sea salt if desired. Allow bars to chill before cutting and nom nomming.
Thanks for keeping up well fuelled Lucy! We love you!!