Guest Post: Paige, Running Around Normal

I’ve decided to post my recipe for Brown Rice Crispy Treats (I originally got the recipe from Alton Brown, on Good Eats, but I’ve made several changes of my own.) These treats are so ooey-gooey, I wouldn’t believe they were healthy if I didn’t make them myself!


  • 5 cups of puffed brown rice
  • 1 tbsp of agave
  • 2.5 tbsp of flax oil
  • 3.5 cups of mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup of slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup of chopped dried cherries
  • ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips
  • 1.5 tbsp of almond butter or natural peanut butter

Start out by toasting the brown rice in the oven for four minutes at 400 degrees.


While the rice is toasting, put the oil, marshmallows, nut butter, chocolate, and agave in a mixing bowl and put the bowl over a sauce pan of simmering water.


Stir until the everything is melted together


*Note:  it should probably look a little less chocolaty than this – I went overboard on the chocolate – I always do! :-p

Remove the bowl from the heat and immediately add the toasted rice, slivered almonds, and dried cherries to the chocolaty goodness mixture.


Stir until mixed together.  Coat a 9×13 pan with oil, and press the mixture into the pan evenly.


Allow to cool completely, and then cut into squares. Store in an air tight container for up to 3 days.



I hope you enjoy. I usually make them when I need to feed a handful of people, as they only keep for up to 3 days.

Thanks, Brandi, for letting me share my recipe on your blog!



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  1. looks really yummy!

  2. Thanks for posting, Branappetit! Hope you’re having a great time.

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