Healthy Star Crunch made with brown rice cereal, dairy-free chocolate, and date caramel. Your favorite classic treat with better ingredients! Gluten-free, vegan.
Slice your dates and cover them in a small bowl with hot water. Allow to soak for at least 5 minutes. Once soaked, drain and transfer dates to a high powered blender. Add salt, coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Blend on high until smooth.
Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until chocolate chips are almost entirely melted. Add coconut oil to chocolate. Stir until remaining chocolate chips and coconut oil have melted. Allow chocolate to cool for 2 minutes.
Place brown rice cereal in a large bowl. Add a 1/2 cup of the date caramel followed by the melted chocolate to the rice cereal. Using a large spoon or spatula, gently fold mixture until rice cereal is completely coated.
Place baking sheets in the refrigerator for star crunch to chill and set for at least 2 hours.
Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.