So… I’m trying my damndest to be a well balanced mom. Right? I mean… aren’t we all? I think my daughter was maybe 6 years old before she ever had her first bite of McDonalds. She still hasn’t ever tried anything from Chef Boyardee. And Vienna Sausages? NEVER. And these are all things that I grew up on. Another classic childhood favorite? Rice Krispies Treats!
I’ve been wanting to make a better-for-you version of the staple treats for YEAAAARS now. Crispy rice treats are easy to make. Quick to set up. And almost every kid loves them. So when I got my hands on some house-made marshmallows this week, I knew THIS had to happen.
These treats, of course, started out with those house-made marshmallows. I also grabbed up some brown rice crispy cereal and a mixed grain ‘puff’ cereal. Any sort of puffed wheat or grain cereal will work with these bars. Puffed quinoa would has been my first choice, buuut it’s pretty hard to come by.
The mixture cereal gave me plenty of variety among the bars. The thing that I like about these Nice Krispies Treats the most was that they are not overly sweet. Well, that and they are ridiculously easy to make. I’m seriously considering letting my daughter make the next batch all on her own. …Maybe with just a watchful eye.
Either way, these Nice Krispies Treats are something you and your kids will love withOUT all the guilt that can come along with most other ‘krispy treats’.
TheSkinnyFork.com A better-for-you take on a classic kid favorite! Natural marshmallows, crispy brown rice, and puffed grain cereal make these treats delicious and guilt-free. Prep Time: 10 Minutes • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Servings: 12 • Serving Size: 1 Treat Square • Calories: 139 • Fat: 3 g • Saturated Fat: 1 g • Carb: 27 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 3 g • Sugar: 10 g • Sodium: 18 mg
• 3 Tbsp. Light Butter
• 4 C. Mini All-Natural Marshmallows
• 3 C. Mixed Puffed Grains Cereal
• 3 C. Crispy Brown Rice Cereal
Lightly coat the inside of a 13x9” dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
Melt the 3 Tbsp. butter in a large pot over a medium-low heat.
Add in the 4 C. mini marshmallows and stir constantly until completely melted.
Remove from the heat and stir in the 3 C. puffed cereal and 3 C. crispy brown rice cereal until evenly coated.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared dish and press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the dish using the back of a strong spatula or parchment paper and your hands.
Allow to cool completely before cutting evenly into x squares.
Enjoy right away or store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
Nutritional Claims: Low Sodium • Low Fat Abs • Low Potassium • Kidney Friendly • Gluten Free • Wheat Free • Egg Free • Peanut Free • Tree Nut Free • Soy Free • Fish Free • Shellfish Free • Pork Free • Red Meat Free • Crustacean Free • Celery Free • Mustard Free • Sesame Free • Lupine Free • Mollusk Free • Alcohol Free