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Vegan MoFo Day 26: Blueberry Bliss Krispy Treats with Maple Icing

I had some Rice Krispies and wanted to make something sweet. And something with fruit, at least until November. So I found a recipe that used dried blueberries over at Chockohlawtay and decided to whip it up.

This recipe was okay. I used almond butter and added 2 tablespoons of sugar instead of stevia. Oh, and does anyone ever have blueberry extract? I don’t, so I added more vanilla. There wasn’t enough “sticky” to hold them all together for me so I got some crumbly bits unfortunately. These ended up okay but the protein powder was weird as an icing.

Blueberry Bliss Krispy Treats with Maple Icing:  [no bake, high fiber/protein, GF, vegan*]

(makes 9 treats)

    Krispy Treats:

       4 cups Crispy Brown Rice Cereal (GF if you like)

       1/2 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (GF if you like)

       2 tbs Ground Flaxseed

       1/2 tsp Salt

       210g (1/2 cup + 2 tbs) Brown Rice Syrup

       128g (1/2 cup) Raw Walnut Butter*

       1 tsp Vanilla Paste (or extract)

       1/2 tsp Stevia Extract*

       1/4 tsp Blueberry Extract*

       1/4 tsp Lemon Flavor

       60g (2 scoops) Vanilla Protein Powder

        3/4 cup Dried Blueberries

   Maple Icing:

       30 (1 scoop) Vanilla Protein Powder

       14g (1 tbs) Coconut Oil, very soft

       49g (2 tbs + 1 tsp) Pure Maple Syrup

Directions:

1.  Line a 9″ brownie pan with parchment paper.

2.  In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cereal, oats, flax and salt.

3.  In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, stir together the rice syrup, walnut butter, vanilla paste, stevia, blueberry extract and lemon flavor.  Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, then microwave for another 30 seconds.  Slowly stir in the protein powder.

4.  Scoop the wet mixture over the rice krispy mixture and fold together.  Fold in the blueberries.

5.  Scoop mixture into the prepared pan and flatten out.

6.  For the icing, mix together all the ingredients in a small bowl.  Scoop mixture into a sandwich bag, snip a corner and design the treats.  Refrigerate for 10 minutes then slice.

*Notes:

1.  Any other nut butter can be used to substitute the walnut butter (such as almond butter, macadamia butter, hazelnut butter, etc)

2.  The stevia extract can be omitted if you want mildly sweet treats.  If you want a sweet treat but have no stevia, I would increase the amount of blueberries and/or double the icing.

3.  I understand that not everyone has blueberry extract (I was just dying to try out my new fruit extracts), so feel free to omit this and increase the amount of blueberries

4.  Vegans, use whatever protein powder you like (soy, brown rice, etc) just note that some powders absorb more liquid than others so I would recommend using one scoop at first and adjust from there.

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