New Look- and healthy scotcheroos

You may have noticed things are looking a bit different around here... I'm still working out all the kinks so please excuse the mess or random moving of things that may be happening. Anything you like? Don't like? Please let me know, I don't want to scare you all away with my crazy need to redesign things :)

Tell you what how about you have a healthed up scotcheroo to tide you over? I was so very excited when I came across this recipe. John's sister makes these and he secretly loves them, but hates how horribly bad they are for you. Enter in these:

YUMMMM!!!! Now I'm not saying they are super health food or anything, but they don't have any butter or oil, and they use maple and brown rice syrup to sweeten them, add in brown rice crispies and we're golden right!??

If you're allergic to peanuts just sub in some nutella or sunbutter (unless you're allergic to those too... if that's the case, don't do that.)

Scotcheroos: [no bake, high protein, GF, vegan]
(makes 9 large treats) recipe by: Chockohlawtay

150g (5 cups) Crispy Brown Rice Cereal
48g (1/2 cup) Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (gluten free if you like)
13g (2 tbs) Ground Flaxseed
1/8 tsp Salt

168g (1/2 cup) Brown Rice Syrup
128g (1/2 cup) Natural Peanut Butter (no sugar/salt/oil added)
42g (2 tbs) Pure Maple Syrup
1 tsp Butterscotch Extract
64g (2 scoops) Vanilla Protein Powder

4oz Unsweetened Chocolate, chopped (or dark chocolate)
84g (1/4 cup) Pure Maple Syrup

1. Line a brownie pan with parchment paper both ways.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the cereal, oats, flax and salt.
3. In a large microwave-safe bowl, stir together the rice syrup, peanut butter, maple syrup and butterscotch extract (not the protein powder yet!). Microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until mixture is runny. Stir in the protein powder one spoonful at a time. Scoop this mixture over the dry ingredients and fold together. Scoop into the prepared pan and flatten.
4. Add the chocolate to a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until melted. Stir in the maple syrup (it should look like a frosting). Scoop this over the krispy treats and spread to the edges, trying to make the surface somewhat flat. Refrigerate for ~30 minutes, flatten the surface with a pastry roller or a cylinder object (like a mug). Slice and serve!


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12 chews:

lookin' good!! and the food looks, delish, as always. :)

AstraLibris said...

Love your new look!! What a gorgeous page! And these look SO delicious!

Jeanne said...

I like the redesign! :)

Mom said...

Your new design looks great. I'm sure you'll get all the little kinks out soon.

Jaime said...

I like the new layout. What kind of vanilla protein powder do you use? I have zero experience with it.

Thanks! I'm a fan of EAS brand ( ), I buy it at BJ's since it makes the most sense price wise (plus my husband and I go through a lot of it!) You can also use a chocolate flavored one in this recipe and it's just as good!

Jaime said...

OK, what can I substitute? We have dairy allergies...sigh

Not a worry! there are tons of dairy free protein powders too, I've used naturade total soy before and really liked it!
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natalie@thesweetslife said...

i have an unhealthy obsession with these...the healthier version is probably a very good idea! :)

Liking the new layout!!

Tracy said...

These sound amazing, and I just bought brown rice syrup, hooray! Also, loving the new site design, especially the new header!! :-)

Deanna said...

Do you have the nutrition label for these? That would be REALLY helpful!
Super excited to try these:-)

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