this looks fantastic! if i use raw chocolate instead of chips, how much more rice syrup do you think i'd need to add? i don't want to change the texture too much.
July 13, 2011, 9:18 am
Actually I have made them with 74% chocolate and not added any extra sweetener. I like the less sweet treat. Another option though is to substitute 2 tablespoons of honey for 2 tablespoons of the rice syrup to kick up the sweetness a bit.
July 13, 2011, 9:56 am
For someone who cannot have sugar, what is a good substitute; for instancre Stevia?
July 13, 2011, 11:30 am
Hi Gail, I don't believe that stevia would work in this recipe. There has to be some ingredient to make the rice crispies stick together.
July 13, 2011, 1:32 pm
I think I'll try to veganize this with unsweetened soy yogurt and coconut milk to replace cream and raw coconut oil to replace ghee.
July 13, 2011, 2:15 pm
my last comment was supposed to go on the chicken tikka masala recipe!
July 13, 2011, 2:16 pm
these really grabbed my attention--I think that I just needed something very quick and simple--they are wonderful. I had some 72% chocolate and it was perfect.
July 13, 2011, 9:44 pm
Matthew J. McCullough
Yum,yum can I pleeze have some?
July 14, 2011, 4:13 am
I made these last night. They taste good, and hold together when refrigerated, but have no integrity at room temperature. Not a big deal, as cold sweet treats are most welcome in Texas in the summer! But what did I do wrong?
July 14, 2011, 8:05 pm
Hi Kelly - that's an easy fix. More crispies, less syrup. They should hold together fine at 70-75 degrees. Maybe not as well at higher temperatures.
July 15, 2011, 7:45 am
@GAIL- if you are concerned about the brown rice syrup, it is actually a complex carbohydrate and not a simple sugar... I often use it to make the occasional sweet treat for my diabetic Gramma.
July 18, 2011, 6:10 pm
I'm making these today! They look so good! These are great for us because I've been without an oven for over a month now! No bake healthy treats!
July 28, 2011, 4:38 pm
Do you think maple syrup would work instead? We have fructose malabsorption and have to be careful with the brown rice syrup. Maybe a combo of the 2?
May 22, 2013, 12:41 pm
Has anyone tried making these with honey instead of brown rice syrup? Or agave or maple syrup? Success? Thanks!
August 2, 2013, 8:43 am
Hi Trixiloo and mart, You can make these with honey or maple syrup. They will be sweeter. And softer. When brown rice syrup cools, it hardens. Maybe Brown Rice Soft Treats? Not so crispy.
August 2, 2013, 9:09 am
Made these for a post-softball game treat. They were a big hit! (pun intended). :) Thanks for the great recipe as always!
June 6, 2015, 4:32 pm