Energy Bars (from the cookbook "Clean Start")
Warning: These are crazy good!
1 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter)
1/3 cup brown rice syrup
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 ¼ cups crispy brown rice cereal
½ cup roasted almonds
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
¾ cup ground flax seeds
¼ cup dairy-free chocolate chips
In a medium pot over low heat, whisk together peanut butter, brown rice syrup and maple syrup. Remove from heat and set aside. In separate bowl, combine rice cereal, almonds, coconut and ground flax. Fold dry ingredients into peanut butter mixture until all ingredients are incorporated.
Line 8x8 inch baking dish with non-stick foil. Spoon in batter, sprinkle with chocolate chips and press firmly and evenly into dish. Refrigerate for 45 minutes or until firm. Remove from fridge, cut into squares and store in airtight container. Makes approximately 36 bite-size squares.