The other day I was craving a gooey treat with sticky marshmallows (you know the one), but didn’t want the sugar rush from a treat loaded with high fructose corn syrup, sugary cereal and essentially no nutritional value. Instead I put my brain to work and created a delicious nutty treat.
My version ditched the corn syrup, white cereal and loads of sugary marshmallows. I saved the great crunch and sweet taste by using brown rice crisps and honey. I also added some extra nutritional value with delicious nutty cashews and hemp hearts!
Cashews are great as they add a creamy texture great for replacing the high sugar marshmallows. Cashews along with hemp heart are packed with healthy fats (omega 3 and 6), and protein. Cashews also contain copper, manganese and magnesium which play crucial roles in free radical defence, bone health and enzyme activity.
1/4 cup coconut butter
1/2 cup honey
2/3 cup cashew butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups brown rice crisps
3 Tbsp hemp hearts
• gently heat coconut butter, honey, and cashew butter on low heat until melted and well combined. Take off the heat and add vanilla.
• pour mixture over the rice crisps and hemp hearts and mix in large bowl until well combined.
• press mixture into a greased brownie pan and let cool in the fridge.
Don’t reach for those previously mentioned waist busting squares again!