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Best Ever Healthy Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

I love finding more nutritious spins on traditional treats – and these healthy rice crispy treats are no exception! And in my opinion, these are even better than the original.

Two healthy rice krispies treats bars next to a glass of milk

How are these healthier than traditional rice crispy treats?

Instead of melted marshmallow, these treats use brown rice syrup, almond butter and honey. It’s a great recipe with all-natural sweeteners that are great if you are trying to reduce your refined sugar intake (especially if you make it without the chocolate chips). These bars turn out chewy and delicious!!

Variations on these healthy rice crispy treats

You can add or change things in this recipe to make several different versions of this treat!  Here are just a few ideas off the top of my head:

  • Use peanut butter instead of almond butter, and add chopped dried banana along with the chocolate chips
  • Instead of chocolate chips, mix in dried fruit like cranberries or raisins.
  • Need a protein boost?  Try mixing in a little vanilla or chocolate protein powder.
  • Add some shaved peppermint for a fun Christmastime treat.

How to make these healthy rice krispie treats

It’s so simple!  I’m going to walk you through it step by step though in case you’re intimidated 🙂

1. Prep and measure your rice puffs.

Rice puffs cereal in a bowl

2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the honey, almond butter and coconut oil and heat until just melted.

3. Whisk in the rice syrup to the melted bowl.

4. Pour the wet mixture into the rice puffs and combine until everything is sticky.

Pouring almond butter, honey, and coconut oil into rice puffs cereal

5. Let cool for 3-5 minutes and add in the chocolate chips. Stir them in.

Adding chocolate chips to healthy rice crispy treats recipe

6. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and scoop in the rice krispie mixture.

7. Using a second piece of parchment paper, press down until flat and even in the pan.

Pan full of healthy rice krispie treats

8. Place in the freezer for at least thirty minutes to set.

9. Remove from the freezer and cut into nine large squares or twelve smaller ones.

Knife cutting up a pan of rice crispy treats

That’s it!  So simple, right?!

These are so delicious they are typical gone within a day or two. I can’t keep my family away from them.

Be sure to scroll down for the full recipe, and pin this so you can refer to it later.  Remember, sharing is caring!

Healthy Rice Crispy Treats next to a glass of milk

Healthy Rice Crispy Treats

No marshmallows in these healthy rice crispy treats. This version is naturally sweetened with honey, brown rice syrup, & almond butter - yum!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy rice crispy treat, healthy rice krispie treat
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Set in Freezer 30 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 185 kcal
Author Comeback Momma

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rice puffs
  • ½ cup smooth almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ¼ cup brown rice syrup
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • ¼ cup mini enjoy life chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Prep and measure your rice puffs.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the honey, almond butter and coconut oil and heat until just melted.
  3. Whisk in the rice syrup to the melted bowl.
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the rice puffs and combine until everything is sticky.
  5. Let cool for 3-5 minutes and add in the chocolate chips. Stir them in.
  6. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and scoop in the rice krispie mixture.
  7. Using a second piece of parchment paper, press down until flat and even in the pan.
  8. Place in the freezer for at least thirty minutes to set.
  9. Remove from the freezer and cut into nine large squares or twelve smaller ones.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition analysis (approximate per serving, assumes 12 small bars):

185 calories, 8.5 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 26.5 g carbohydrate, 19.5 g sugar, 2 g protein, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 3%, Iron: 15%

Share:  What do you think about this healthy rice crispy treat recipe?  Are you a fan of the traditional marshmallow version, or do you think you’d prefer this version instead? 

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Robin

Saturday 7th of July 2018

Why is all my emoji gone.

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