Puffed Rice Bars Recipe

This puffed rice bar recipe is the perfect afternoon energy snack!

Tasty and nutritious, this puffed rice bar is loaded with all-natural ingredients that will power you throughout the day. Make your own puffed rice by drying out white rice grains then giving it a quick fry until crunchy. 

Puffed Rice Bars Recipe

Len Santos-Ding of Feed 5000
This puffed rice bar recipe is the perfect afternoon energy snack!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Snacks/Merienda
Cuisine Others
Servings 8 bars


Puffed Rice Bars Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups white rice cooked and cooled overnight
  • 1/2 Cup Sunflower seeds raw
  • 1/2 Cup almonds chopped coarsely
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • vegetable oil to deep-fry
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 Cup honey
  • 1/4 Cup peanut butter creamy
  • 1/2 Cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 Cup coconut flakes unsweetened, shredded
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds


  • Preheat oven to 275 to 300ºF. Line a baking sheet and an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.
  • Spread rice on prepared baking sheet. Bake until dry, about 2 hours. (You can switch off the oven and leave the rice inside to dry further.)
  • Toast sunflower seeds, almonds, and sesame seeds in a dry pan over medium-low heat. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Deep-fry dried rice until puffed. Drain on paper towels. Add rice to sunflower seed mixture.
  • Mix together coconut oil, honey, and peanut butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat until warm. Add to rice mixture and mix well.
  • Add chocolate chips, coconut flakes, and chia seeds; mix well.
  • Spread mixture on prepared square pan and press down firmly. Chill for 2 hours before cutting into bars. Serve chilled.
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