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Back To School Crispy Rice Squares

This is a classic, delicious snack recipe that has been making memories for kids and parents alike for generations. This recipe adds flavor and texture with additional offerings.

Thanks to our friends at The Institute of Functional Medicine for sharing this easy to make recipe, that you can customize into your own liking!


Ingredients: (Makes 32 squares {1 serving one 2-inch by 2-inch square}, Calories: 160)

  • 1 teaspoon cold-pressed coconut oil
  • ½ cup brown rice syrup
  • 2 tablespoons almost butter
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups crispy brown rice cereal
  • 2 cups puffed rice
  • 2 cups puffed millet
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup currants, chopped dried apples or dates



  1. Heat oil in a large pot. Add rice syrup and almond butter. Stir until bubbly.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  4. Press into an ungreased 9 x 13-inch pan and press mixture flat. Let the mixture sit at room temperature or refrigerate.
  5. Cut into squares. Store in an airtight container.

Note(s): Substitutions: agave syrup or honey for brown rice syrup; tahini for almond butter, currents or dates for dried apples, and grape seed oil for coconut oil.

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