Healthy Rice Krispie Treats! Made with 3 ingredients, these no bake snacks are a healthy version of a classic favorite. Great as a post workout snack, a snack to take with you on the go, or an after dinner treat. Gluten Free + Low Calorie!
Dating someone who isn't the healthiest of eaters makes things interesting. Very interesting. Like the time he poured himself a bowl of lucky charms after dinner and poured at least a cup of white sugar in it. I swore I was going to throw the sugar out the window or throw up. Luckily neither happened.
Or the time we went out for dinner on the lake and he was surprised I ordered fish tacos. Um...since when are fish tacos unhealthy? No sauce, no cheese, just salsa, cabbage, grilled fish and a corn tortilla.
But the real point here is that he has a serious sweet tooth, and it rears its ugly head after dinner. I tell him if he would make his dinners larger and more filling, and eat a real lunch he wouldn't eat like a starving homeless man at night.
Mind you, I do most of the cooking but he's so picky I can never tell if he's gonna eat what I make or not. He always has to know exactly what's in it before he'll try. Now I only tell him the things he can see. Muahahaha.
The ironic thing about healthy eating is that healthy food doesn't taste good to people who are used to eating unhealthy food. It took me a long time to recognize the chemicals, additives and sugars in those foods are highly addictive. I can't go to Starbucks anymore and order a fancy drink because I can taste all the fake syrups in them. Gross.
Now, I'm not someone who goes crazy over everything I put in my mouth. I don't believe in eating 100% clean nor do I avoid eating out because I can't control my food. I'm a realist. I recognize that's impossible to do, and I don't want to live my life that way.
However, I do believe in eating clean 80% of the time and if there are ways I can improve what I'm putting in my body or make them better then I seek them out and do it.
These Healthy Rice Krispie treats are an example of that! A classic, unhealthy treat gone healthy. They're made with just 3 ingredients - peanut butter, honey and brown rice cereal.
Better yet, there's no cooking. Just mixing, putting in a pan and eating. YUM!
The key to making these treats healthy is replacing the butter with peanut butter (hello healthy fat!) and using a clean cereal. I love the one in this recipe for its clean ingredients.
I'm not affiliated with this brand. Just a product I truly love!
While the general population believes cereal is a healthy food, it's actually one of the worst things you can eat.
Something I teach in my group program. What foods to watch out for and which ones to avoid completely.
As for the guy? I fed these Healthy Rice Krispie treats to him last week. He liked them! His only complaint was that the cereal had a different texture than Rice Krispies. Oh well, you can't win them all. He at all of them so I don't think it bothered him that much!
Now see if you can convince an unhealthy eater to eat them!
Healthy Rice Krispie Treats
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons dark chocolate
- In medium sized mixing bowl, combine all ingredients well coating the cereal with the peanut butter and honey.
- Transfer the mixture to a prepared 8x8 square baking pan with parchment paper.
- Spread the mixture evenly across the pan and gently push down into the pan and corners.
- Place in the refrigerator 1 hour to set.
- Remove, slice into 16 bars and eat!
- Keep bars in refrigerator or freezer up to one month.