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A stack of 3 healthy rice crispy treats

Healthy Rice Krispie Treats Recipe | Guilt Free Goodness


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  • Author: Susan
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 9 Krispie Treats 1x
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

Welcome to my kitchen, where I'm about to share a mouthwatering treat that's as delightful as it is guilt-free.

If you thought healthy Rice Krispie treats were an oxymoron, think again! In today's blog post, we're diving into the world of crispy rice cereal to craft a delectable masterpiece - healthy Rice crispy treats, or as I like to call them, crispy squares of joy.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
  • 3/4 cups of Tahini
  • 1/4 cup of Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups of Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 1/4 cup of Chocolate Chips
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • Spritz of Olive Oil Spray


Instructions

  1. Melt your coconut oil, tahini and honey over low heat to medium heat in a small saucepan, Stir with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until melted. Turn heat off and add a splash of vanilla extract.
  2. Place your Rice Krispy cereal in a large mixing bowl and pour your melted tahini mixture into your cereal and mix well until all crispy's are coated. You can sprinkle a couple of chocolate chips in the mix as well.
  3. Add your mixture into a prepared baking pan, I used an 8x8 square pan coated with cooking spray. You could just place a sheet of parchment paper in your pan as well. Spread the mixture over the entire pan in an even layer, press down to flatten smooth.
  4. Sprinkle some chips and sea salt on top and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from fridge and slice with a sharp knife into squares.
  6. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature. You can place wax paper or plastic wrap between each crisp cereal bar to keep them from sticking together.

Notes

  • Choose Whole-Grain Cereal: Opt for a whole-grain or brown rice cereal instead of the traditional Rice Krispies. This adds fiber and nutrients to your treat.
  • Use Natural Sweeteners: Replace refined white sugar with healthier alternatives like honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar. These sweeteners add flavor without as much processed sugar.
  • Nut Butter Binder: Instead of using marshmallows, use natural nut butter (like almond or peanut butter) as a binder. It provides healthy fats and a creamy texture.
  • Incorporate Seeds: Add nutrient-rich seeds like chia or flax seeds for extra fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and a delightful crunch.
  • Include Dried Fruits: Mix in chopped dried fruits like raisins, apricots, or cranberries for a natural sweetness and additional vitamins.
  • Spice it Up: Enhance the flavor with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla extract. These will add depth to your treats without extra calories.
  • Low-Fat Dairy: If you want a creamier texture, use some low-fat Greek yogurt. This boosts protein.
  • Portion Control: Cut your treats into smaller portions. This can help with portion control and prevent overindulging.
  • Less Sweet: Reduce the sweetness of your recipe by gradually decreasing the amount of sweeteners you use. Your taste buds will adjust over time.
  • Nut Toppings: Sprinkle chopped nuts, such as almonds or walnuts, on top for added protein, healthy fats, and a delightful crunch.
  • Remember that moderation is key, even when making healthier versions of treats. Enjoy your Rice Krispy treats as an occasional indulgence and balance them with a well-rounded, healthy diet. These tips will help you create a more nutritious and satisfying treat without sacrificing flavor.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 treat
  • Calories: 228
  • Sugar: 12.2 g
  • Sodium: 58.3 mg
  • Fat: 14.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.3 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg