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Healthy Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours (chilling time)
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x
  • Category: chocolate
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: american


Your favorite sticky cereal snack but CHOCOLATE, and made with Medjool Dates instead of marshmallows for a healthier rice crispy treat!


  • 2 cups (70g) toasted brown rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup (25g) cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (200g) Natural Delights Pitted Medjool Dates*
  • 3/4 cup (192g) almond butter (or any nut/seed butter)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (180g) dark chocolate chips


  1. In a food processor, combine Natural Delights Pitted Medjool Dates, almond butter, and vanilla. Process to a smooth paste.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together rice cereal, cocoa powder, date paste, and salt (it’s messy but hands works best!)
  3. Melt the dark chocolate chips.
  4. Add half to the cereal mixture and mix to evenly coat.
  5. Press into a lined 8×8″ pan, top with remaining melted chocolate.
  6. Freeze 2-3 hours until firm.
  7. Slice and eat! Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


*Use code 20feasting for 20% off Natural Delights Medjool Dates on Amazon!


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 263
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Sodium: 57mg
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 5g

Keywords: healthy, snack, dessert, kid friendly, no bake, easy, marshmallow free, cereal, bars, gluten free