Almond Butter Crispy Treat Ghosts

These adorable little ghost treats are a twist on an old classic - except our delicious almond butter and a sweetener of your choice take the place of marshmallows. These are wonderful year round, too: you can whip up a quick batch and cut them into squares and serve without the glaze for an everyday healthy treat. If you’re making these for a group, this recipe doubles easily.

Yield: 8 Treats

Ingredients

For the Rice Crispy Treats:

  • 1/3 cup Spread The Love® Unsalted Almond Butter
  • 1/2 cup sticky sweetener of choice (we love honey, brown rice syrup, or barley malt syrup)
  • 1 tbsp neutral oil, such as coconut or avocado oil
  • 3 cups brown rice crisps cereal
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 - 2 tbsp water

Optional Decoration:

  • Chocolate chips
  • Method

Instructions

  1. Line a 7x11-inch baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Combine the oil and syrup or honey in a saucepan over low heat and bring to a gentle boil. Let the mixture bubble for about a minute, then remove from the heat and stir in the almond butter, vanilla extract and salt. 
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the warm liquid mixture to the cereal, and stir to combine.
  4. Pour the mixture into the baking dish, spreading it to the edges of the pan using a spoon. Once the mixture is evenly distributed throughout the pan, press down on the mixture very firmly and smooth out the top using either the back of a spoon or another piece of parchment paper and your hands.
  5. Place the dish in the refrigerator for about one hour, or until firm. (If you're in a hurry, you can also pop them into the freezer for about 20 - 30 minutes.)
  6. Once cool and firm, remove the rice mixture from the pan and cut out shapes using a ghost-shaped cookie cutter. If desired, insert lollipop sticks into the bottom of the cut shapes, and return the treats to the refrigerator while you prepare the glaze.
  7. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sifted powdered sugar and water. Add more water as needed to achieve a spreadable consistency.
  8. Spread the glaze on top of the treats, and add chocolate chips to each ghost for eyes. Refrigerate until the glaze has set, about 30 minutes, and enjoy!