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Brown Rice Crispy Balls…

I’ve been wanting to make some sort of “healthy” treat for M (and me) to eat. After playing around the kitchen… I came up with these Brown Rice Crispy Balls. They are so easy to make!! And so good!

The ingredients are simple:

  • 2 1/2 cups Brown Rice Crispy’s
  • 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Brown Rice Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower Seed Butter (or any nut butter)

In a small sauce pan, combine brown rice syrup and nut butter, and stir over medium-low heat just until mixture is combined and smooth.

Would you just look at that!! I swear I could’ve just consumed the nut butter/rice syrup mixture! It was sooo good!!


Pour nut butter sauce over rice crispy’s and chia seeds. Stir until combined.


Roll into 1 inch balls. I used a melon ball scooper. It worked perfectly 🙂


My goodness these things are so good! M LOVED them! They were so easy for her to eat! Plus… I have a healthy treat for me too 🙂


I’m thinking you should make these pretty soon 🙂


20 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on July 27, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Those look so good! I think my husband would love them. Maybe I will make him some before I go on vacation. 🙂

  2. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on July 27, 2010 at 8:46 am

    love that kid-friendly recipe! i think i might try to make these for church this week…

    i really love stuff by lady gaga for workouts…it really pumps me up! but earth wind and fire is a good one too 😉

  3. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on July 27, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Love the idea of these treats. Oh gosh..I get sick of my music SO EASILY, but you can never go wrong with MJ 😀

  4. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on July 27, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I don’t mind 94deg weather if it’s dry. Unfortunately where I live it is beyond humid. The humidity tacks on at least 10degrees! crazy.

    I like Bulletproof by La Roux, and Cooler than Me by Michael Posner

  5. tanyasDailyProductReviews said on July 27, 2010 at 9:24 am

    those rice balls look so good, I want to try those

  6. Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said on July 27, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Those rice balls look really good!!! As for songs…I love Lady Gaga when working out…she has such a great beat!

  7. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on July 27, 2010 at 10:57 am

    The rice balls so great..and so easy to make!

    PS I love that M’s wearing a headband. That’s ridiculously cute. She should be a Gap baby.

  8. Ameena said on July 27, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I love the little hairband, so cute! I agre with Tracey that she should be a GAP baby.

    I made similar rice balls once and I loved them! Now I am trying to figure out what I can use instead of nut butter as I’ve had to eliminate nuts from my life. 🙁

  9. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on July 27, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I am LOVING her little lunch plates! Ahhh!
    I like POP music to workout to, so I always just go to itunes and the top rated…

  10. Beth @ DiningAndDishing said on July 27, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Darude…Sandstorm! Techno….but totally pumps you up!

  11. Mo@MommyRD said on July 27, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    So cute! Love little M’s lunch and the look of those rice krispie treats. I may have to make those VERY soon!

  12. Anne @ the doctor takes a wife said on July 27, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    These look so awesome 🙂 You’re the coolest mom ever. Her lunch looks waaay better than mine!!

    I always listen to country when I work out. I’m sort of obsessed with Sugarlands new single 🙂

  13. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on July 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    these balls look amazing! when i was a lil girl my grandma used to take cocoa krispies + PB + who else knows what and melt it all together and make bars..these look great and clearly healthier than gram’s recipe 🙂

    fave workout tracks..omg i listen to some ghetto stuff sometimes while working out, makes me feel so badass LOL and also 80s hair bands..and Lady Gaga!

  14. CNA Certification said on July 28, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Great, I never knew this, thanks.

  15. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on July 28, 2010 at 7:48 am

    I would have dug into that “batter” it looks so good. I always eat my granola bars before I freeze them! I am also in need of some new music on my ipod, but I agree with Averie, I do love Lady Gaga, also Maroon 5. I’ll be coming back here for some suggestions!

  16. Tina said on July 28, 2010 at 8:02 am

    WHY am I just now finding your blog? I love it!!! I have a 21 month old daughter and I always love connecting with moms I can get ideas from and share with on healthy parenting. That lunch looks right up something my girl’s alley. PS – She is M too. 🙂

    Also, I followed you on Twitter. I’m TinaFFF from Nice to meet you!!

  17. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on July 28, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I love brown rice crispie treats but never thought to throw in chia seeds. Good idea!

  18. Autumn @ Good Eats Girl said on July 28, 2010 at 8:55 am

    These treats look amazing!!! So good! M’s lunch looks great!

  19. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on July 28, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Those rice crispy balls look so good! I love her lunch plates! They are always so cute. I miss my kids eating like that…I don’t know how I am going to feed two growing boys for the next 9 or more years?!

  20. lynn @ the actors diet said on July 29, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    all this food looks great!!! and fun to eat too, i bet.

    my fave workout song (when i do workout) is metric’s “combat baby”