Chocolate Covered Crispy Rice Bites are my new favorite snack treat to make for the kids (and myself)! Crispy rice cereal enveloped in your favorite nut butter with a touch of sweetness and finally dipped in decadent chocolate… what’s not to love? 

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Why Make Chocolate Covered Crispy Rice Bites?

Snacks are an essential part of any kid’s day. But it can be challenging to find snacks that are both healthy and tasty. These are a little more decadent than most of my other bite-size snacks on weelicious, but they’re still a good choice over a candy bar for a sweet treat that doesn’t send you into sugar overload. These little morsels have protein and healthy fats, thanks to the nut butter, and the rice crispy cereal provides a satisfying crunch. Plus, the chocolate drizzle adds a touch of sweetness that kids (and adults!) will love.

I’m making a huge batch of these Chocolate Covered Crispy Rice Bites for my kids for Valentine’s Day this year, but these are delicious year round. I keep them on hand in the freezer for when someone is craving a little something sweet.

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The Ingredients

  • nut or seed butter of choice
  • butter
  • rice crispy cereal
  • powdered sugar
  • chocolate chips
  • coconut oil

*Exact measurements can be found in the recipe box below*

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How to Make Chocolate Covered Crispy Rice Bites

  1. Thoroughly combine nut or seed butter and softened butter with a spatula until creamy.
  2. Add powdered sugar and stir to combine. Then, carefully fold in rice crispy cereal.
  3. Roll rice crispy mixture into one inch balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Refrigerate balls until set, about 20 minutes.
  4. Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave in 30 second increments or over the stovetop and stir to combine. 
  5. Drizzle or dip the balls in the chocolate, cool and eat.

How to Store and Freeze

Store these delicious treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Alternately, you can store these in the freezer in an airtight container for months.

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Additions and Substitutions

  • Make this recipe gluten free by using a rice crispy cereal that is certified gluten free. While rice is naturally gluten free, there are certain brands of rice crispy cereal that have additives that can contain gluten.
  • Substitute a seed butter in place of peanut butter to make this recipe nut allergy friendly.
  • Use any type of chocolate you like! Feel free to get creative. I’ve used dark chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips before. You could even use white chocolate if you’re in the mood.

Tips for The Best Crispy Rice Bites

  • If your mixture is a mess when you’re trying to roll it into balls, put it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or the freezer for about 3 minutes. This will help harden it up just enough so it’s easier to work with. Make sure you don’t leave it in the freezer for too long or you’ll freeze it, and then you’ll have the opposite problem.
  • Make this a fun activity for your kids! Depending on their age, assign them age-appropriate tasks. For example, younger kids can help measure out the ingredients, while older kids can stir the mixture and form the balls. Or even try making different shapes with the mixture!
  • Add decorations to make these for a special occasion! After drizzling the chocolate over the balls, you can add decorations like sprinkles or chopped nuts to make them look more festive.
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Every year I throw my kids a special Valentine’s Day party. We all love it and it’s so fun to see them get excited about all the treats we get to have. I’ve cycled through tons of cute Valentine’s recipes over the years like Raspberry Cream Cheese Heart TartsChocolate Chip Cookie CakePuff Pastry Berry Hearts and so much more, but this year these Chocolate Covered Crispy Rice Bites will definitely be on the menu. 

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More Bite-Sized Snacks for Kids

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So, whether you’re making Chocolate Covered Crispy Rice Bites for special occasions like birthday parties, school events, or holiday get togethers or just as a sweet treat after school, this recipe is sure to be a hit! Good luck eating just one!

Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments and tag me on social media if you make them!

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Chocolate Covered Crispy Rice Bites

Crispy rice cereal enveloped in almond butter with a touch of sweetness and finally dipped in decadent chocolate… what's not to love? 
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Servings: 32 1-inch balls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup nut or seed butter of choice (peanut butter, almond, cashew or sun butter work)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups rice crispy cereal
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Instructions 

  • Thoroughly combine nut butter and softened butter with a spatula until creamy.
  • Add powdered sugar and stir to combine. Then, carefully fold in rice crispy cereal.
  • Roll rice crispy mixture into one inch balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Refrigerate balls until set, about 20 minutes.
  • Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave in 30 second increments or over the stovetop and stir to combine. 
  • Drizzle or dip the balls in the chocolate, cool and eat.

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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