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Crispy chocolate rice cake bars stacked on top of each other.
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Crispy Chocolate Rice Cake Bars

These crispy chocolate rice cake bars are made with only 6 simple ingredients and super easy to whip up. They're crunchy, chocolatey and the perfect healthier treat for both adults and kids! Vegan + gluten-free.
Prep Time20 minutes
Chill Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy chocolate rice cake bars
Servings: 9


  • 8 rice cakes crumbled
  • ½ cup nut butter of choice
  • 1 cup chocolate chips dairy-free if vegan
  • ½ cup mix-ins see below for options
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Flaky sea salt for topping
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips melted (optional, for drizzling)
  • Mix-in options: goji berries chopped nuts, seeds, white chocolate chips, marshmallows


  • In a large bowl, combine the crumbled rice cakes and mix-ins.
    Rice cakes and mix-ins in a bowl.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the nut butter, chocolate chips, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Microwave on high in 30-second intervals until melted and smooth. 
    Nut butter, chocolate chips, brown sugar and vanilla extract melted in a bowl.
  • Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the rice cake mixture and mix well to combine.
    Pouring chocolate peanut butter mixture over rice cakes and mix-ins in a bowl.
  • Transfer the mixture to an 8x8 freezer-safe dish that’s lined with parchment. Freeze for 30 minutes. 
    Chocolate mixture combined with rice cake mixture.
  • In another small microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips (if using) in 15-second intervals until melted and smooth. 
  • Remove the bars from the freezer and drizzle with the melted white chocolate and sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Transfer back to the freezer for 10 minutes to set. Cut into squares and store at room temperature for up to 3 days, in the refrigerator for up to 7 days, or in the freezer for up to one month.


Serving: 1 bar w/ goji berries | Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g