Fudgy Cherry Brown Rice Squares

Fudgy Cherry Brown Rice Squares

Square away leftover brown rice in an unexpected fashion using this delicious fudgy dessert recipe. Fast and easy to make, this gluten-free dessert is great for kids to sink their hands and teeth into, too.

Meal Type:
Fudgy Cherry Brown Rice Squares
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Ingredients
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) chopped 70% dark chocolate (about 5 oz/140 g)
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup (75 mL) almond butter
  • 3 cups (750 mL) cooked U.S. long grain brown rice
  • ½ cup (125 mL) dried tart cherries

Topping:

  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) dried tart cherries
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) goji berries
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) hemp hearts
Directions
  1. Combine chocolate, coconut oil, and almond butter in a medium heatproof bowl and place over a small saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until melted and combined, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, wiping dry bottom of bowl and set aside
  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse 2 cups (500 mL) rice into finely chopped grains; add remaining rice and cherries; pulse until cherries are finely chopped. Stir into chocolate mixture and spread into a 9 x 9 inch (23 x 23 cm) baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon, cherries, pumpkin seeds, goji berries and hemp hearts.
  4. Let chill to set at least 3 hours or overnight.