Energy Rice Bars

These Chocolate Energy Bars with cranberries are packed with brown rice and quinoa, ideal on the go and perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 12
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins (+ 30 mins standing time)
Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings
SERVES 12
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins (+ 30 mins standing time)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup almonds, sliced

Instructions

  • Step 1

  • Microwave brown rice and quinoa according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a microwave-safe dish, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and coconut oil; microwave on Medium, stirring every 30 seconds, for 2 to 3 minutes or until melted and smooth. Set aside.

    Step 3

  • Stir together rice and quinoa, melted chocolate mixture, dried cranberries and almonds.

    Step 4

  • Spread into parchment paper-lined 8-inch square baking dish or 9- x 5-inch loaf pan. Freeze for about 30 minutes or until set. Cut into bars.

    Recipe Variations

    Substitute almond butter for peanut butter or, for nut-free bars, use soy or sunflower butter and substitute nut-free pumpkin or sunflower seeds for almonds.