In my quest for eating healthier, I saw this made on the Food Network and have been meaning to try them for awhile. I’m not normally a fan of Rice Krispy treats, but these have peanut butter—and chocolate!! How can you go wrong? They are delicious! I might use a touch more honey and peanut butter–or a little less cereal because they were not quite sticky enough and crumbled a bit.
Healthy Crispy Rice Treats
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup natural chunky-style peanut butter
6 cups crispy brown rice cereal (I actually couldn’t find this at my normal grocery store, so I used organic regular rice cereal)
2/3 cup chopped dried cherries (3 ounces) or chocolate chips (I used the chocolate chips, but will use cherries to make my own type of breakfast bar sometime soon)
Combine honey and peanut butter in a large pot and heat over medium-low heat until melted, about 2-3 minutes.
Add brown rice cereal and cherries and stir to combine until mixture is sticky.
Press into a 9 by 13-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.
Let cool, then chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Cut into 15 (2 1/2 by 3-inch) squares.
Calories 160; Total Fat 5 g; (Sat Fat 0.5 g, Mono Fat 0 g, Poly Fat 0 g) ; Protein 3 g; Carb 26 g; Fiber 2 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 35 mg
Source: Adapted from Food Network’s Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger