1 3/4 cups brown rice syrup
1 pinch sea salt
3/4 cup peanut butter or almond butter (all natural)
1 box brown rice crisps cereal
1/2 cup grain-sweetened chocolate chips (optional)
Heat rice syrup with a pinch of salt in a saucepan over low heat. When rice syrup liquefies, add peanut butter and stir until well combined and heated through.
Pour entire box of cereal into a large bowl. Pour rice syrup mixture on top. Use your hands to incorporate everything together (mix in grain-sweetened chocolate chips at this point, if using).
Press down into an 8- ×8-inch or 9- ×13-inch baking dish. Wet your fingers as your press down to keep them from sticking. Let cool for 1 hour before cutting into squares.