Diabetic Cooking

Chocolate-Almond Crispy Treats

Why get store-bought when you can go with homemade? These chocolate delights are sure to satisfy — and they’re gluten free, to boot. Crispy brown rice cereal serves as the perfect base for chocolate chips, almond butter, toasted almonds and cocoa for a treat that can’t be beat!



  • 6 cups gluten-free crisp brown rice cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds, toasted*
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Line 13×9-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine rice cereal and almonds in large bowl; set aside.

Combine corn syrup, almond butter, brown sugar, cocoa, and salt in large saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat 5 minutes or until mixture is smooth and just begins to boil across surface. Remove from heat.

Immediately stir cereal mixture into saucepan. Gently fold in chocolate chips. Press firmly into prepared pan. Let stand 1 hour or until set. Cut into bars.

*Note: To toast almonds, spread in single layer in heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or until nuts are lightly browned, stirring frequently.

Yield: 24 bars.

Serving size: 1 bar.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 170 calories, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 45 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 Bread/Starch, 1 Fat, 1/2 Meat.

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