Putting a spin on a childhood classic… the rice bubble bars! These ones are made with natural peanut butter and less refined ingredients, making them a little bit better for you. The peanut butter and chocolate make for a tasty combination, perfect for a sweet little something after lunch or for an afternoon snack. Do you prefer crunchy or smooth peanut butter?
Prepare a square baking tin by lining it with baking paper. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, place the peanut butter, brown rice syrup, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and the vanilla extract over low-medium heat. Mix regularly and bring to a gentle simmer. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
Place your rice puffs and chocolate pearls in a large bowl and pour over the peanut butter mixture. Mix well with a spatula, ensuring that the mixture is all over the puffs. The chocolate coating on the pearls will start to melt but it’s part of the magic!
Place the coated puffs into your prepared baking tin making sure to level the mixture and press it down firmly. You can use your hands, then the bottom of a glass tumbler to really push it down – don’t be shy and push firmly as this will help your bake to stick together.
Melt the dark chocolate and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in the microwave or over low heat. When melted, pour the chocolate over the puffs and spread all the way to the edges. Sprinkle a little flaky sea salt all over.
Place in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from the baking tin, cut into squares and it’s ready to share. Enjoy!