The grown up version of the typical kiddie rice crispie treats and these are totally up my alley. Gooey, sticky coconut accompanied by chunky nut bits and filled with popped quinoa for that light crunch with every mouthful.
I remember this sweet with great fondness from my childhood, fighting over the last square with my siblings in our back garden, surrounded by the sweet scent of cherry blossoms and freshly washed laundry blowing in the gentle breeze whilst reflecting the sunlight (it’s not always raining in England!).
It’s quite insane how many memories can be dug up from the deepest depths of your brain with the simplest of foods. I wonder what will crop up in your brains when you make these little chewy, crisy delights. Let me know!
- 400g dessicated coconut
- 100ml maple syrup
- 100g coconut sugar
- 60g nut butter
- 3 tbsp popped quinoa
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- In a saucepan, heat the syrup, sugar, nut butter and vanilla until runny.
- Mix in the coconut and quinoa and press into a moderately deep tin lined with greaseproof paper.
- Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Now let your childhood memories play havoc as you eat away. Of course if you’ve never had rice crispie treats, make new amazing memories from eating your first bite today!