Almond Honey Millet Crispies Treats

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You know those “rice krispy” treats that come in the blue metallic packaging? I used to love those things, though that’s exactly what comes to mind when I hear the term “empty calories,” ha! The ingredients list is…well, it takes up half the package. :/ Even homemade rice krispy treats are really high on the glycemic index and are not vegetarian anyway. Enter this recipe.  Think of these puffed millet squares as a healthier, heartier version, but just as tasty. This recipe is inspired and slightly adapted from this recipe from Oh She Glows. I used puffed millet rather than rice, and you’ll love the chewiness and fun texture.

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You’ll also love how easy these are to make! It just requires a few simple ingredients…

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and is easy as 1…

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2…

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3!

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Ingredients

1/2 cup almond butter

1/4 cup + 2 tbs (6 tbs) honey

1 tbs coconut oil, melted (or butter)

1/2 tsp almond extract

1/4 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

optional add-ins: chocolate chips, chopped almonds, coconut flakes, etc

4 cups millet puffs (I use and recommend Nature’s Path)

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Directions

In a saucepan over medium-low heat, add all ingredients except millet puffs. Stir until smooth and well mixed. Add in millet puffs and stir until millet is evenly coated. Pour the mixture into a baking dish (use a smaller dish if you like thicker squares, a larger one for thinner squares). Refrigerate for a couple hours to set. Cut and enjoy!

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8 responses

  1. I love the idea of replacing marshmallows with nut butter. I’m never sure where to find millet puffs or brown rice crisps or any of that–are there specific stores that usually carry them?

    • Yeah, nut butter works great! Of course you can use any nut butter. Um, I’m pretty sure Whole Foods Market has puffed millet (and brown rice and kamut, etc) in the cereal isle. But I get mine at a little local health food grocery, and I’m sure most neighborhood health food stores will have it. Trader Joe’s and Safeway do not, unfortunately. Good luck! I really love the millet puffs.

  2. This looks fantastic for the kid’s lunchboxes Becca. I’ll give it a try with sunflower butter for a nut-free version. I have all the ingredients in the pantry which is a huge bonus! Pinning it now…

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