Monday, June 6, 2011


For those of you who read my posts or tweets yesterday you know that I spent the weekend in Philadelphia  with JL Goes Vegan   studying the benefits of a whole food, simple macrobiotic diet with Christina Pirello.  When I got home, understandably I was excited to share my experience with my family, particularly my children.
My Asteroids

Tonight, my husband and daughter were out and my son and I decided we would cook something.  After looking at the pictures from yesterdays blog post he zeroed right in on the Asteroids.  Well, why wouldn't he? They are chocolatey, resemble a rice krispie treat and are out of this world delicious!  I agreed and we set to work in the kitchen (and I say work tongue in cheek- these are ridiculously simple to make).

Christina's Asteroids

The only variation from the ones we made in class is that we rolled some of them in unsweetened organic coconut to finish them.  Once my son tasted them he looked at me and said "Mom you are a magician with food."  Awww... isn't that what every Mom wants to hear from her kids? Now, to get them excited about greens and grains.  I suppose that is for a future post!


1 cup brown rice syrup
1 cup nut butter (I used almond butter)
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips, preferably sweetened with malt
3 cups crispy brown rice cereal
1/3 cup organic unsweetened coconut flakes

In a sauce pan over low heat mix the brown rice syrup and nut butter. Stir constantly until melted and smooth.  Put in the chocolate chips and stir until melted.  Turn off the heat and stir in the crispy brown rice cereal. Be gentle as not to crush the rice cereal.

As the mixture is cooling fill a large bowl with cold water.  Dip hands in water and roll a tablespoon worth of a the mixture into a round ball. Place on parchment paper and allow to cool.  If desired, roll in unsweetened coconut flakes, nuts or any other garnish you are creative enough to come up with.

1 comment:

  1. Those things are like crack. I may have to I need to get some brown rice syrup. STAT!