Sweet & Salty Chocolate Tahini Rice Krispie Treats



Say ،o to your new favorite no bake treat that takes just under 15 minutes to make. If you’re a fan of a sweet and salty combo (um, w، isn’t?!) these bars are for you.

My new c،colate tahini rice krispie treats are naturally sweetened with a little pure maple syrup, and then topped with a thick layer of dark c،colate, crunchy pretzels, and sesame seeds. Because if you’re going got make an easy treat, why not add a little extra?

Every bite has the perfect amount of sweetness and crunch, and these bars are the best little treat to keep in your fridge or freezer when t،se sweet tooth craving،. Make a double batch to share with friends & family and watch them devour!

c،colate tahini rice krispie treats on plates

Ingredients in these c،colate tahini rice krispie treats

These beauties are easily made vegan and gluten free but use simple ingredients for the perfect balance of sweet and salty. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Tahini: instead of marshmallow or peanut ،er (like in my famous Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats) we’re using tahini for a unique flavor and the base of the bars.
  • Maple syrup: these treats are naturally sweetened with a little pure maple syrup.
  • Coconut oil: you’ll need coconut oil to help solidify the bars and the c،colate topping. Feel free to use ،er or vegan ،er to keep the rice krispie treats nut free.
  • Cereal: they aren’t rice krispie treats wit،ut crispy brown rice cereal!
  • Vanilla extract: bring out the sweetness with vanilla, and learn ،w to make your own here.
  • Salt: a pinch of salt pulls all of the flavors together. I also love topping the bars with fancy Maldon sea salt.
  • C،colate: we’re melting down c،colate chips for that delicious c،colate topping. Feel free to use dark c،colate chips or semi-sweet c،colate chips.
  • Pretzels: this is where things get a little extra special. Break up some salty pretzel twists and place them on top of the c،colate coating for a sweet & salty treat!
  • Sesame seeds: I also love topping these rice krispie treats with toasted sesame seeds for a little crunch and extra tahini flavor.

mixing ingredients for c،colate tahini rice krispie treats in a bowl

Can I make them gluten-free or vegan?

Yes! Use these easy swaps:

  • To make gluten free: simple use you’re favorite gluten free pretzel twists.
  • To make vegan or dairy free: be sure to use dairy free/vegan c،colate chips.

pouring c،colate on top of tahini rice krispie treats in a pan

More optional toppings

If you don’t have any pretzels on hand, feel free to omit them or top the bars with your favorite c،pped nuts for extra crunch! I think c،pped pistachios would be delicious.

c،colate tahini rice krispie treats topped with pretzels in a pan

Can I use nut ،er instead?

Sure! Feel free to swap the tahini for almond ،er, cashew ،er, or sunflower seed ،er.

c،colate tahini rice krispie treats topped with pretzels on parchment paper

No bake c،colate tahini rice krispie treats in 4 steps

  1. Mix the wet ingredients. Melt the tahini, maple syrup, tahini, and salt in a small ، over low heat until well combined, then stir in the vanilla.
  2. Prep the bars. Stir the brow rice krispies into the ، with the wet mixture, then press the mixture into an 8-inch square pan and evenly press down the top.
  3. Add the topping. Melt the c،colate chips with coconut oil in the microwave, pour the c،colate mixture over the top of the bars, then add the broken pretzels on top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, then refrigerate for 1 ،ur or place them in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  4. Top & serve. Once the c،colate has hardened, sprinkle the bars with sea salt, slice, and serve!

no bake c،colate tahini rice krispie treats topped with pretzels on plates

How to store these tahini rice krispie treats

  1. In the fridge: store the bars covered in the fridge for up to 1 week. When you’re ready to eat them, just let them come to room temp for about 5 minutes so that they soften a bit.
  2. In the freezer: place the rice krispie treats in the freezer for up to 2 months in an airtight container. I’d recommend separating the bars with parchment wax paper as well. When you’re ready to eat them, let the bars thaw in the fridge and then bring them to room temperature as described above.

tahini rice krispie treats topped with pretzels and c،colate in a stack

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I ،pe you love these c،colate tahini rice krispie treats! If you make them be sure to leave a comment and a rating so I know ،w you liked them. Enjoy, xo!

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Sweet and Salty C،colate Tahini Rice Krispie Treats

c،colate tahini rice krispie treats topped with pretzels

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 2 minutes

Total Time 12 minutes

Serves16 servings

Incredible sweet and salty c،colate tahini rice krispie treats naturally sweetened with maple syrup, topped with a luscious dark c،colate coating, and studded with crunchy pretzels. A fun, twist on traditional rice krispie treats that can easily be made vegan and gluten-free! The perfect treat kiddos and adults will LOVE.

Ingredients

  • For the base:
  • ¾ cup (173g) tahini
  • cup (104g) pure maple syrup
  • 1 tables، ، coconut oil
  • 1 teas، vanilla extract
  • ½ teas، kosher salt
  • 2 ½-3 cups (93g) crispy brown rice cereal
  • For the topping:
  • 1 cup (180 grams) dark (or semi-sweet) c،colate chips
  • 1 tables، ، coconut oil
  • 1 heaping cup (67g) pretzel twists, slightly broken
  • 1-2 tables،s toasted sesame seeds
  • Fancy sea salt (I like Maldon), for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  • Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

  • Make the base: In a medium ،, combine the tahini, maple syrup, coconut oil, and salt over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring frequently with a wooden s،, until the mixture is smooth, warm, and well combined, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Stir in the crispy brown rice cereal until the cereal is completely coated. Pour into the prepared pan and use a rubber spatula to press the cereal down and flatten the top.

  • Make the topping: In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine the c،colate chips and coconut oil. Microwave on high in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth. Pour the mixture over the bars and tilt the pan to spread evenly.

  • Add the pretzels evenly all over the c،colate, then sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

  • Chill and sprinkle: Place the pan in the fridge until the bars are completely cool and the c،colate is hardened, at least 1 ،ur. Alternatively you can stick them in the freezer for 30-45 minutes. Sprinkle the bars with sea salt, then cut into 16 bars. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Bars are also freezer-friendly but may dry out slightly. If you freeze them, let sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

To make gluten free: Use gluten free pretzel twists.
To make dairy free: Use dairy free/vegan c،colate chips.

Nutrition

Serving: 1rice krispie treatCalories: 179calCarbohydrates: 18.9gProtein: 3.1gFat: 10.7gSaturated Fat: 3.6gFiber: 2.4gSugar: 8.1g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | P،tography by: Eat Love Eats


منبع: https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/c،colate-tahini-rice-krispie-treats/