Our friends over at the First Forty Days are generously sharing a few of their favorite recipes with us at Fourth Trimester. We love having a these delicious rice crispy treats on a snack tray for new moms.
PEANUT BUTTER & HONEY RICE CRISPY TREATS
Recipe from The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother by Heng Ou
Nothing makes you grow up quickly like becoming a parent. These treats permit you to feel like a kid again. They are a snap to make and the peanut butter is so much better than the marshmallows found in packaged versions. (Almond or sunflower seed butter are fine substitutions.) Goji berries, raisins, or crunchy-sweet g pieces work great as add-ins.
Makes an 8-inch square pan
1 cup (240 g) peanut butter
cup (1 stick/115 g) salted grass-fed butter cup (120 ml) honey
2 cups (30 g) organic puffed rice
Pinch of sea salt
optional add-ins: chocolate chips, peanuts, shredded coconut, dried fruit of your choice
In a small saucepan, melt the peanut butter, butter, and honey over medium heat, stirring until well combined.
Put the puffed rice in a mixing bowl with the pinch of sea salt, add the peanut butter mixture, and stir until the cereal is evenly coated. Stir in any optional ingredients you’d like. Transfer the mixture to an 8-inch (20-cm) square pan and press down gently to cover the bottom. Chill in the fridge for
at least 20 minutes, or up to several hours. When they are hard to the touch, cut into squares and enjoy. They will soften at room temperature, so best to keep them chilled until you are ready to eat.
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