Hello FODMAPers! For those of you in the USA, I hope you enjoyed a nice long weekend! We spent the weekend in Maine getting in some long walks to the beach with Lucy….and celebrating Russ’ birthday with one too many cupcakes. All good stuff. Labor day is that dreaded mark to the end of summer …but fall in New England is up next…and typically is gorgeous…so there is nothing to be sad about… yet! 🙂
Today, I am sharing a quick and fun recipe…dark chocolate slathered rice cakes with delicious nut and seed toppings. You might try a few dried cranberries too, if that gets you going. I used a little hemp seed (my favorite) but it is not yet tested by the Monash folks for FODMAP content so use per your personal tolerance. FYI: I used semi-sweet chocolate chips in this recipe. They are considered dark chocolate and most commercial semi-sweet chocolate chip brands should be suitable in a 2 tablespoon limit for FODMAPers. Milk chocolate chips, however, will contain lactose!
Dark Chocolate, Seed and Nut Dipped Rice Cakes
- 4-6 rice cakes; serving size 1 rice cake
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted (I melt in microwave, using microwave safe bowl and heat for about 20 seconds, stir and cook for another 20-30 seconds until melted. Be careful not to burn the chocolate.)
- 1/3 cup mixture of suitable low FODMAP seeds and nuts (example: chopped pecans, walnuts, macadamia nuts; peanuts, sliced almonds, pumpkin,sunflower or chia seeds)
- Spread a thin layer of melted chocolate over rice cake.
- Sprinkle immediately with a mix of nuts and seeds (about 1 tablespoon)
- Place rice cakes on parchment lined tray and place in refrigerator until set; about 1 hour.
- Store in the refrigerator in tightly covered food storage container. Layer rice cakes between parchment or wax paper or in a wax paper sandwich bag.
11 replies on “Dark Chocolate, Seed and Nut Dipped Rice Cakes“
are we suppose to use dark chocolate chips for this or semi sweet?
Either can be used Becky. Semi-sweet are considered in the ‘dark’ chocolate family.
Wow. I didn’t know that about semi-sweet chocolate. Would a standard variety like Toll House would be FODMAP friendly?
Yes, most standard semi-sweet chocolate chips would work–but read ingredients. I often use Ghirardelli Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips, Hershey’s or Nestle’s. Some contain milk fat–but this should not be a source of the sugar, lactose. And of course, stick w/ semi-sweet NOT milk chocolate (which does have lactose!). And limit to 2 TB per sitting!
Just made a batch of these with walnuts and dark chocolate chunks. They look great! Can’t wait to try one with tea tonight after dinner. I’ve been missing my ice cream treats, so this should be a healthier substitute. Thank you!
Hope you liked them!
These were great! My husband and I both enjoyed them. I added some unsweetened strawberry jam on mine for a little extra flavor – nice treat! Thank you.
With rice cakes the Monash app say that 2 is the maximum per serve. Does this mean to thin rice cakes or to thick rice cakes? It has in brackets 28g does this mean the total weight of the rice cakes can be 28g? Also would it be ok if you had them more then once a day?
With rice cakes monash app says that a safe amount is 2 rice cakes; does this mean two thin rice cakes or two thick rice cakes? In brackets it say 28g does this mean the total weight can be 28g? Also are you able to have more then one sever a day?
I allow 2 rice cakes per meal or snack time. And yes, you can eat them more than one time per day.
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