Healthy Chocolate Rice Bubble Bars

My kids always ask for the store variety LCM rice bubble bars, but making them at home is really easy and so much more cost effective.  Making one batch of these healthy chocolate rice bubble bars only takes minutes and makes 16 good sized portions.  I made this in the thermomix, however I have included both regular and thermomix recipes below.

Healthy-Chocolate-Rice-Bubble-Bars-4

I have made a peanut butter version previously with marshmallow to make the mixture combine together, however this recipe is a healthier version and not so sticky, so needs to be kept cold to keep shape.  My kids do take it in their lunch boxes for school with the icepack and a spoon for the occasion that it does fall apart (which for some reason they always hope it does cause they love the novelty of eating it with a spoon).

Healthy-Chocolate-Rice-Bubble-Bars-1

I used honey in this recipe, however you can use rice malt syrup instead, although the slice will not be as sweet.

Healthy-Chocolate-Rice-Bubble-Bars-2

thermomix recipe

Print

Chocolate Rice Bubble Bars

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 7 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 37 mins
  • Yield: serves 35 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 cups rice bubbles
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 5 medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 130g coconut oil
  • 120g honey

Instructions

  1. Line a slice baking tray with with greaseproof paper.
  2. Place rice bubbles and coconut into a bowl.
  3. Place dates in thermomix – 5 sec / speed 6
  4. Add coconut oil, cacao powder and honey – 5 min / 100 degrees / speed 2
  5. Pour honey mixture into bowl of rice bubbles and stir to combine.
  6. Place the mixture into the baking dish and press evenly into pan.
  7. Place in fridge for one hour or until set, cut into slices.

Notes

Bars must be kept cold, otherwise they will melt and fall apart.

© THE ORGANISED HOUSEWIFE. All images & content are copyright protected. If you want to share this recipe please link back to this post, do not rewrite the recipe.

Did you make this recipe?

Share a photo and tag us @theorganisedhousewife

— we can't wait to see what you've made!

Healthy-Chocolate-Rice-Bubble-Bars-3

regular recipe

Print

Chocolate Rice Bubble Bars

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Slice

Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 cups rice bubbles
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 5 medjool dates
  • 130g coconut oil
  • 120g honey
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder

Instructions

  1. Line a slice baking tray with with greaseproof paper.
  2. Place rice bubbles and coconut into a bowl.
  3. Place dates in a food processor, chop on high for 20 seconds or until finely diced.
  4. In a small saucepan melt coconut oil, cacao, honey and dates over low heat, stir for 5 minutes.
  5. Pour honey mixture into bowl of rice bubbles and stir to combine.
  6. Place the mixture into the baking dish and press evenly into pan.
  7. Place in fridge for one hour or until set, cut into slices.

Notes

Bars must be kept cold, otherwise they will melt and fall apart.

© THE ORGANISED HOUSEWIFE. All images & content are copyright protected. If you want to share this recipe please link back to this post, do not rewrite the recipe.

Did you make this recipe?

Share a photo and tag us @theorganisedhousewife

— we can't wait to see what you've made!

divider

similar recipes

click on image to view recipe

white chocolate rice bubble slice

Lunchbox used in image above is available from here in a range of different designs.

cute kids lunchbox

You may also like

29 comments

Vicki O'Neill April 17, 2015 - 11:26 AM

This looks fab! You could make it even healthier by using Abundant Earth’s Puffed Brown Rice. Get it in a huge bag in the health food section or “healthy end” of the cereal aisle at Woolies.????Vxx

Reply
Kat - The Organised Housewife April 21, 2015 - 8:49 AM

Absolutely Vicki! What a great idea.:)

Reply
Brooke April 17, 2015 - 11:36 AM

You could use puffed rice from the health food section to make these actually healthy.

Reply
Kat - The Organised Housewife April 21, 2015 - 8:50 AM

Thanks Brooke, a really good idea.:)

Reply
Edwina April 17, 2015 - 2:09 PM

I’m also sceptical as to whether these could be classed as ‘healthy’. Honey is still sugar, coconut oil is still fat. I’m sure they are delicious, but I would still put them in the ‘treat’ category.

Reply
Ana July 16, 2016 - 9:44 PM

honey and coconut oil is better than using sugar or butter!

Reply
Lauren March 16, 2017 - 9:38 PM

Agree Edwina, healthier but still a treat

Reply
Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers April 18, 2015 - 9:02 AM

These look great will definitely be making these ones. x

Reply
[email protected] Urban Mum April 19, 2015 - 11:29 AM

Hello, Just about to start scratching around for school lunches tomorrow. This should soften the blow of holidays finishing, nice treat for the boys when they open their lunchboxes. Thank you! x

Reply
Kat - The Organised Housewife April 21, 2015 - 8:51 AM

These are great Monique! and the kids love the healthier treat in their lunchboxes.:)

Reply
Natalie September 9, 2015 - 3:14 PM

Thanks for the great recipe Kat!! Delicious! I made them in a mini muffin tin in little paper patty pans. My boys loved them

Reply
Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 19, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Great idea Natalie, that would make good little individual serves.

Reply
Niomi January 18, 2016 - 6:31 AM

Hi Kat, thanks for all your wonderful srecipes & tips! A little off the topic not sure if somewhere else more appropriate to ask but I noticed your recipe was for a thermomix, I have recently started looking into getting one can I ask what you think and if it can justify the high price tag, thank so much

Reply
Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 19, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Hi Niomi, I love my Thermomix, It makes cooking a breeze, I now make alot of meals from scratch, last night I made chicken parmiganan, I minced up the chicken and added some extra herbs and made my own sauce and crumb, didn’t take long at all, dinner was started and served within 30 minutes. It is a hefty price tag, but I believe it’s worth it.

Reply
Stacy January 18, 2016 - 9:23 PM

I cant stand coconut what can I replace it with – or would it work without?

Reply
Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 19, 2016 - 12:28 PM

you could try oats?

Reply
hayley March 30, 2017 - 8:23 PM

These are great and we all love them here but no good for luncboxes as they melt!

Reply
Sophia Howarth July 10, 2017 - 7:03 PM

Hi, do you keep these in the freezer so they can defrost slowly (with ice pack) in the lunchbox? Wondering if they stay nice that way or It would change the taste. Thank you.

Reply
Evelyn August 17, 2017 - 10:31 AM

I used LSA instead of dissected coconut as my wee girl doesn’t like coconut. worked really well. Added about 50g of 70% dark chocolate to the warm mixture to add firmness to the end result. Delic. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

Reply
Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 21, 2017 - 11:47 AM

That’s a great alternative, Thank you Evelyn

Reply
Evelyn August 17, 2017 - 10:31 AM

I used LSA instead of dissecated coconut as my wee girl doesn’t like coconut. worked really well. Added about 50g of 70% dark chocolate to the warm mixture to add firmness to the end result. Delic. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

Reply
Janine August 24, 2017 - 1:49 PM

Has anyone frozen these?

Reply
Emily January 27, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Did you try and freeze them? Did it work or they ended up not crispy?

Reply
Courney May 7, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Thanks for the recipe- they turned out delicious! I did, however, have to sub in dried cranberries and sultanas as I had no dates. I also did not add as much honey. I kept tasting to test sweetness before adding more. Thanks again 🙂

Reply
Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 10, 2018 - 9:15 AM

ooh yum my youngest miss would love the cranberries, great idea!!

Reply
Sally July 26, 2018 - 6:57 AM

I’m out of cacao…can I sub in cocoa?

Reply
Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 26, 2018 - 8:57 AM

You definitely could, it might just make them a little sweeter so you could use rice malt syrup instead of the honey or half half 🙂

Reply
Hannah July 8, 2019 - 9:01 PM

Could you please tell me what the calories in this are? Thanks

Reply
Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 11, 2019 - 10:22 AM

Hi Hannah, I wouldn’t know I’m sorry, but you could try a calorie counter like this one: https://happyforks.com/analyzer – hope this helps. Kat x

Reply

Leave a Comment