LCM Bars. They are just rice bubble bars right? Ah, wrong….I just took it upon myself to check the ingredients list on their website. Yikes! There’s 6 different types of added sugars, 11 different numbers in the list which indicate artificial colours, flavours & preservatives (when did numbers become food??) and some good ol’ hydrogenated soybean oil which in layman’s terms is trans fat. DE-LICIOUS. Thanks Kellogs, ripper job nourishing the young bodies of today. Now I don’t want to get all ranty, buuuut I’m probably gonna because this is just bull$hit. How is it ok for companies like that to market their utter crap franken-food to children & parents? No wonder kids have more ADHD! They are off their faces on sugar and processed $hit, how on earth do we expect them to be able to concentrate with that rubbish pulsing through their veins and inflaming their brains! Up & Go drinks. WTF. 3 different types of sugar, vegetable oils, 5 different numbers and almost 20g of sugar per serve, that’s 5 teaspoons of sugar. It says it’s ‘high protein’ with around 8g/serve. 100g of almonds (which is about a handful) has 21g of protein. How is Up & Go marketed as a healthy choice with a 4.5 healthy star rating? I’m going to say it again but what the actual fu&k people! No wonder people get confused about health and nutrition. Anyhow, that got a little out of hand but these bars are sans the processed crap, taste good and won’t give you diabetes in one bite. The gelatin I use is THIS ONE.
- 3 cups puffed rice
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tbs Gelatin
- 50 g butter/coconut oil/ghee
- 1/4 cup tahini/almond butter/peanut butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Grab a small bowl and add your water, sprinkle your gelatin on top and set aside to allow it to 'bloom' for a few minutes.
In a small saucepan add the butter, tahini, honey & cinnamon and stir over a low heat to combine.
Once that mixture has combined, add in the gelatin mix and stir again until it's completely combined then remove from heat.
Pour the puffed rice into a large bowl then pour warmed mixture over the top. Stir well to ensure it's completely mixed through. Pour into a baking paper lined tray, press down firmly and place in the fridge to set for at least 4 hours before slicing.
If you want a crunchier bar you can bake before placing in the fridge on 180C for 20-30 mins until browned on edges. Allow to cool before placing in the fridge to set before slicing.
Thanks so much for this recipe! Just wondering what you could sub for the tahini as my son doesn’t like the flavor!? Thank you so much! Kyrie
You could use any type of nut butter, peanut butter or sunflower seed butter or coconut butter if you need it nut free
Kindly advise what is your milk substitute in your day to day? So many thanks !
I use coconut or almond milk
What is puffed rice?
You can google it and take a look perhaps?
Is there a substitute for the honey please? I want to make them sugar free, and don’t know what to replace with to ensure it still sticks/holds together
Haven’t tried anything else. Maple syrup
Would work but I have no experience using a non-caloric sweetener