Chocolate Almond Rice Krispies Treats for Late Night Snacking

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Enjoy a fun spin on the classic Rice Krispies treat for a late  night snack! Chocolate and almond combine with Kellogg’s Rice Krispies for a delicious snack.

Rice Krispies

The dishes are done. The kids are in bed. I’m usually working in my laptop and maybe watching some TV. Then some time around 9:00 PM, I start to get hungry. Because of my husband’s early work schedule, we eat early meals. We eat dinner by 5:00 PM, which means that 4 hours later, I’m getting hungry.   If I go to bed hungry, then I have trouble falling asleep so I definitely need a late night snack.

Like this Team Kellogg’s tip suggests I have found that cereal is actually a really great late night snack and I love a bowl of my favorite cereal, like Kellogg’s Rice Krispies.  But sometimes that sweet tooth kicks in and I want something sweet for a snack.  So I decided to take the classic Rice Krispies treat and spin it a little.  I’ve recently fallen in love with almond butter and can’t get enough of it.  I also love chocolate so I decided to put the two together to create a late night snack.

Rice Krispies

I decided to forgo the the marshmallow option and decided to use honey to make the Rice Krispies stick together. It worked like a charm! The bars do seem a bit stickier than the classic version so I’ve kept them in the refrigerator to help keep the stickiness to a minimum.  This recipe is quick and easy, too, so these Rice Krispies treats can be whipped up at a moment’s notice.  I put mine in the freezer for 20 minutes and they were set and ready to cut.

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Rice Krispies

 

Chocolate Almond Rice Krispies Treats
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Liberally grease the bottom and sides of an 8×8 square baking pan. Set aside.
  2. Measure out Rice Krispies into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a small pan over low heat, melt together almond butter, honey, cocoa powder and vanilla.
  4. Carefully pour the chocolate mixture over the cereal. Quickly, but gently, stir the cereal until it is well coated with the chocolate mixture.
  5. Pour chocolate covered cereal in to prepared pan. Use wax paper to firmly press the mixture in to the pan and create a smooth top.
  6. Place pan in freezer or refrigerator to set. Remove pan from fridge and cut in to bars. Store in an air tight container in a cool place.

 

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  1. I want these now! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
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  2. These look fantastic! Thanks for linking up to the Weekend Wind Down Party last week! Hope to see you there tomorrow night!
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  3. I would enjoy this snack anytime of the day (or night), looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend!
    Miz Helen

  4. Sounds delicious. I’ll be trying it with sunflower seed butter instead due to allergies. Thanks for the idea.

  5. These look delicious, like a more sophisticated form of the standard rice krispie treat. I love that you used honey as a binder instead of marshmallows. Definitely late night snack worthy!
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  6. I just love your special Rice Krispies Treats! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
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  7. Oh yes, this is definitely a perfect late night – working on the blog snack. Will add this to my must make list – thanks for sharing and linking up with us again at the #WWDParty. Have a wonderful weekend.
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  8. Yummy! These look delicious. I might try them, except I don’t have almond butter, so I would sub PB I guess.
    Thanks for sharing over at the #WWDP!
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  9. Thanks for sharing on Motivation Monday. This looks like a fabulous variation of an old favorite. Love your use of almond butter in this recipe!
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  10. These look so good! Now I am so hungry! YUM!

  11. They look delicious. Adding chocolate to anything is going to make it better.
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  12. Interesting combination! We’re big fans of Rice Krispies because we can make gluten-free treats with them.
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  13. I love doing fun things with Rice Krispies. I’m constantly doing variations to the traditional Rice Krispie Treat.
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  14. These look and sound awesome!! While I love marshmallow versions, this is a nice change.
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