Do you miss Rice Crispy Treats?
Well, here is a great recipe from Gay Bauer, founder of the SCD website scdiet.net that can really fill that craving. She graciously shared the recipe with me when we met back in July.
I have made the recipe a couple of times since then, and my family and I really enjoy them. A nice feature of the recipe is that they can be frozen so you can spread out the fun for a while!
The honey mixture is the recipe for Honey Frosting in "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" by Elaine Gottschall (pg. 110 or 134, depending on your edition).
These are chewy with a little crunch, and are sweet and filling.
Gay Bauer's Pork Rind Treats
A package of SCD-legal pork rinds with salt only
1 cup of honey
1 egg white
1 teaspoon vanilla (vanilla, water & alcohol only)
1/4 cup salted butter (optional - I added this to the recipe)
Cinnamon (optional) to make the recipe darker (I haven't tried this)
Snip a small hole at the top of the pork rind bag to let the air out. Smash the pork rinds with a rolling pin. Pour into a large mixing bowl and set aside. (I must warn you that my kids told me that the pork rinds don't smell very great at this point, but look past that and keep going! They're going to taste great and lose that odor soon!)
Butter a 8x8" baking dish and set aside.
Boil the honey over medium heat for 7-10 minutes, until a small amount dropped into cold water forms a ball. The longer you boil the honey, the darker your crispy treats will be. The first time I made these, they turned out white and the second time they turned out brown like the above picture. Warning - watch the honey closely because if it boils over it makes a sticky mess! (I know.)
Add butter to the honey if desired after the honey is at the hard ball stage. You can also add cinnamon if you want to at this point.
Meanwhile, beat the egg white in a small bowl with an electric mixer until frothy.
When the honey (plus butter and/or cinnamon, if using) is cooked to the desired consistency, gradually add it to the beaten egg white, mixing well.
Add the unsweetened vanilla very slowly as you mix. Whip until stiff.
You may need to use a spoon or spatula to remove the frosting from the beaters. Add the honey mixture to the pork rinds and stir well.
Spread evenly in your square, buttered baking dish and cool. Cut into squares and enjoy!
Cover with plastic wrap, or stretch out the yumminess by putting the squares in a ziplock bag in the freezer for later.
Thank you to Gay for sharing this great recipe!
Hope you can enjoy these this week! Have a great one.
Hi! I'm Erin, from over at NoMoreCrohns.com. I know firsthand the healing power of food, and I love to share delicious recipes with you! While everything I make is free of gluten, grains, lactose, and refined sugar, none is short on flavor! It is flavor first for good health here. Enjoy.
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