My kids and I LOVE the crispy peanut butter treats from your book with a slight change to the recipe. I cut the brown rice syrup back by at least 1/2 cup and add a little more peanut butter and a cup of oatmeal. With the oatmeal mixed in, the crispy rice stays crispier. I guess the oatmeal soaks up some of the sweetener. So there's less sugar, more protein and whole grains!
Dumb question....do you cook the oatmeal first? Rolled oats? Steel cut? I made the pb treats last week and I accidentally used brown rice puffs! It was also way too sweet, so I will cut down on the syrup next time.
No, not a dumb question...after submitting the post, the thought crossed my mind that I should have included that info. I use uncooked Coach's Oats but rolled would work just the same. Coach's Oats are just cut a little more than rolled oats. Not sure about steel cut...might be too hard to eat uncooked. And I also used brown rice puffs the first time I made them! Bought them by mistake thinking they were the crispy rice. I thought they were much better with the crispy brown rice.
The oatmeal idea sounds terrific. I also thought there was too much syrup. It created a layer in the bottom of the pan. My kids liked these, but the extra syrup made them so sticky that we couldn't travel with them as the book suggested.
I just thought I'd share that I made these again with only 1 cup syrup and 1/2 added oatmeal and a little more peanut butter, and they were SO much better! They actually stayed in bar form and had the perfect amount of sweetness. Thanks for the suggestion! YUM!
I used to make cookies with oatmeal like this a lot in the spring,when I was overhiking,overdepressed,you name it.I'd put in carob chips,coconut flakes,cinnamon,ginger,nutmeg,carob,almond butter,agave,almond milk,raisins..simply addictive! Good reason not to make them anymore,a whole batch doesn't digest well!
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