Thursday, February 17, 2011

almond butter chocolate crispies

I was browsing through food and fitness blogs the other day. I love all of the creativity and inspiration that you can get from people that you don't even know. :)

One of my favorites is oh, she glows. She makes amazingly delicious vegan fare, she is a runner (which is inspiring for this wanna be runner), and she has an online bakery.

She created the treat that you see above. I only made a few alterations to it and mainly because I didn't have all the ingredients on hand.

Here is my version.

Almond Butter Chocolate Crispies

1/2 c. crunchy almond butter

1/2 c. rice syrup

2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 c. almond milk

1/2 c. sifted cocoa powder (I used Hershey's Special Dark)

1/2 c. chocolate chips

In a medium sauce-pan combine first 4 ingredients, stir until melted then add the sifted cocoa powder and salt and stir a few more times. At this point you will add the rice crispies and chocolate chips stir until rice crispies are evenly coated (I like to use a wooden spoon for things like this).

Pour mixture out onto a 8 inch square parchment lined glass dish and press down into pan. Then stick in freezer for a least 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the almond butter coconut fudge topping.

Almond Butter Coconut Fudge Topping:

1/2 c. chocolate chips

1 tsp. coconut oil

1 c. almond butter

1/3 c. coconut flakes

dash of salt

combine chocolate chips, coconut oil, and almond butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave for about 40 second. Take out of microwave and stir until smooth. Then add coconut flakes and salt.

Take chocolate/almond butter/crispies out of the freezer and spread the chocolate coconut fudge on top. Return to freezer for at least 45 minutes.

Cut into small squares and serve.

The combination of chocolate, almond butter, and rice crispies is perfection. :)

You won't be sorry you made this rich dessert, but a little goes a long way!

Question of the day:

Do you often change the ingredients of your recipes, seeing them only as "guidelines." Or do you follow recipes to the T?

amelia

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14 comments:

  1. I love this! I'm printing it off to try soon. Have a nice weekend :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  2. Now these look like some delicious little bites. Since it came from Oh She Glows, it must be one fantastic recipe.

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  3. These look SO good. On my, the chocolate.

    I usually modify recipes just a bit.

    I'm hosting a weekly linky, Sweet Tooth Friday, I'd love for you to share your recipe. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/02/17/chocolate-chip-toffee-bars/

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  4. These were so delicious...I couldn't stay out of them. :)

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  5. Oh my, Amelia, they look amazing! I bet they were delicious! Have a wonderful weekend! xxx

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  6. These look so delicious. Love the flavors!

    I do both, some recipes I follow exactly and some our modify. Usually depends on how much I have made that type of food.

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  7. These look wonderful! Chocolate + coconut = heaven :)

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  8. These look fantastic! I'm your newest follower:)
    mickey

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  9. new follower! these look awesome! glad to have found your blog!
    -meg
    @ http://www.clutzycooking.blogspot.com
    @ http://www.myscribblednotebook.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh my goodness Amelia. OH MY GOODNESS! They look so good. Like insanely good!

    I don't cook or bake too often as it typically ends in a colossal failure because I do change ingredients!

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  11. I gained a pound just reading about it. Yum!

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  12. These look delicous!
    I always tend to alter recipes. :)

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