Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Mmmmm Rice Krispie Treats! A very popular snack that are in lunch boxes across America. When it came to these as a kid, I was a complete Rice Krispie treat snob! I refused to eat the store bought kind. G-Mama made THE BEST Rice Krispie treats. Melty marshmallows and butter. What’s not to like?

When one of my loyal followers asked if I could make a healthy version of these I wasn’t sure I’d be able to do it. I thought well what will hold it together? One can only use so much honey. Then in Wegmans I came across this little angel:

Rice Mellow Creme!

Rice Mellow Creme!

Healthier version of a marshmallow!

Healthier version ofย  marshmallow fluff!

This is made from brown rice syrup! It has a beige tint to it instead of white, but tastes so good! Such a fun find ๐Ÿ™‚

And luckily these are so simple to make and are DELICIOUS!

For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 cup of ricemellow creme
  • 1 cup of PB2 cocoa powder (you could also use regular PB2, but I like the cocoa kind to give it the chocolate taste!)
  • 1 cup of Kashi 7 whole grain puffs
  • 2 cups of Rice Krispies cereal

That’s it! Woo hoo!

Start by mixing 1/2 cup of your PB2 powder with water. Pop this in the freezer. When you put mixed PB2 in the freezer for about 15 minutes it creates a fudge like consistency! This is how I often eat it because it’s pretty much like eating thick fudge off a spoon. Love it.

Out of the freezer

Out of the freezer

To a pot, add 1 cup of rice mellow creme (medium heat)

Lick the spatula good

Lick the spatula good

Give it a quick stir and add 1/2 cup of dry PB2 powder, mix thoroughly

This will mix nicely, just stir

This will mix nicely, just stir

Once the ricemellow mixture is heated through (takes only 2-3 minutes), add the kashi puffs and rice krispies cereal. Mix well

I did 2:1 krispies to puffs because the krispies really give the crunch. The puffs alone would be too soggy

I did 2:1 krispies to puffs because the krispies really give the crunch. The puffs alone would be too soggy

Stop me from eating this out of the pan please

Stop me from eating this out of the pan please

Spray a baking dish with cooking spray and press rice krispies mixture into the dish. Use a spoon to help push it down some. Then take a piece of wax paper and lay it over the top. Push down hard to seal the rice krispies and help them form. Don’t use your hands, too messy!

I pushed down with a spoon here

I pushed down with a spoon here

Wax paper press- a must needed step

Wax paper press- a must needed step

Let it sit for 10 minutes, remove the wax paper

Removed and all pressed together nicely

Removed and all pressed together nicely

Now take your PB2 out of the freezer and spread on the top of the rice krispie treats evenly. Let the pan sit for an additional 30 minutes

PB2 on top! Yummy

PB2 on top! Yummy

Cut into 9 equal squares!

A little uneven, but oh well

A little uneven, but oh well

All that’s left to do is EAT!

Devour this!

Devour this!

These chocolate peanut butter rice krispie treats have 110 calories, 2.3 grams of fat, 18.1 grams of carbs, 4.4 grams of protein, and 7.2 grams of sugar per square.ย 

Corner piece

Corner piece

Compare this to the original chocolate PB rice krispie which has: 377.1 calories (146 calories from fat), 16.2 grams of fat (5.3 grams saturated fat), 55.3 carbs (yikes), 6.6 grams of protein, and 29.1 grams of sugar (wow).

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treat- 110 calories, score :)

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treat- 110 calories, score ๐Ÿ™‚

Which one would you rather have?

Mine… yeah me too ๐Ÿ™‚

Couldn't resist. I had to take a bit ASAP!

Couldn’t resist. I had to take a bit ASAP!

Happy eating…

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. May want to check out the other “rice krispies”…..you can find Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice Cereal, Gluten Free, Organic cereal on amazon.com….no sugar, just brown rice….tasty!

  2. ๐Ÿ˜€ YYYAAAAYY!!!! You made my day, thank you so much for making these!!

  3. Those look heavenly!! I grew up where Wegmans started (have met the wegmans and was friends with the son for a while!) and now in DC the closest is a 40 minute drive! With DC traffic that equals a 2 hour debacle! I miss that store SOOOOOOOO much.

  4. You have started something… lol!

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