Puffed rice and chocolate bars

by Alice on novembre 4, 2008


100 g dark chocolate, fair trade
65 g whole puffed rice
3 tablespoons rice malt syrup
2 tablespoons plain rice milk
1 pinch whole sea salt

Makes 8 bars, 4×4 cm each. 


In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt the chocolate with the milk and salt, stirring constantly. As soon as it’s melted, remove the chocolate from the fire and add the rice malt syrup. Mix well and stir in the puffed rice. When everything is well incorporated press the mixture evenly into a low, baking tray (mine was 16x8x3 cm), trying to be very quick as the rice is sticky and hardens very quickly as it cools, taking up pretty much any shape. Set aside and cut it into squares before it’s completely cool. When firm, serve at room temperature (they keep in the fridge for up to 3-4 days).

Thoughts, tips, ideas

These bars are simple and delicious, plus, you can make them in a flash and the final result is almost always appreciated. Kids don’t usually go for dark chocolate but if you use more malt syrup (5 tablespoons instead of 3), this turns out to be a great recipe to make for parties where you know you have to please a very young crowd (avoiding the refined sugars and extra fats of milk chocolate).

Posted in: autumn,baking,breakfast and brunch,chocolate,desserts,finger food,lunch-box,rice,spring,tea time,winter

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bianca- Vegan Crunk novembre 5, 2008 alle 13:51

Thanks for sending me the English version! These rice bars look so simple…I love an easy dessert recipe. And yea for prop 2! And yea for Obama!

2 Arame novembre 7, 2008 alle 08:06

Ciao Stellina! Ti avevo perso di vista! Finalmente ti ho ritrovata! Baci!

3 megan novembre 12, 2008 alle 21:48

yay, i’m so glad this has dark chocolate in it! it makes for a much richer and tastier dessert treat, don’t you think? these sound great!

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