Brown Rice Krispie Treats
I'm not going to lie, I was looking forward to it. Making homemade Rice Krispie treats is a fond memory that I have of growing up. I can remember making them with my mom, watching the marshmallows melt into gooey yumminess, then pouring it all over the Rice Krispies. BUT, when I bit into that Noodle's treat, all I could taste was OIL. YUCK! It was greasy, flavorless, and just made me sick thinking about what we were eating. After that, I vowed to find a better way to make these treats. I wanted my boys to have the same fond memories of making these fun treats that I had with my mom. So, when I got home I scoured the internet and actually found some great recipes! Woohoo!!
This recipe is from a great site called Weelicious [HERE]. There are some awesome recipes on there, so go check it out! Anyways, these Rice Krispie treats are a healthified version of the original. Yes, it tastes different, but in a good way! Plus, it packs some great protein power so I wouldn't hesitate giving one of these to my boys as a fun snack! I made these as Valentine's day treats, hence the heart shape, but they are just as great cut into squares! :)
*Note: I know there have been studies on the news lately about how Organic Brown Rice Syrup has levels of arsenic in it. While I do think this is just one more reason to be aware of what we're putting into our bodies, I'm not sure how I really feel about this study. For one, in order to be effected by the arsenic you would literally have to eat a TON of this. Also, I don't even buy organic brown rice syrup, so these aren't effected by it. But, even if I did use the organic syrup, in a world full of fast food, highly processed foods, soda, dyes and chemicals, etc..that people put in their bodies EVERY day, a small Rice Krispie treat with a little brown rice syrup in it is far better to eat then any of that other crap in my opinion.
Now, onto the recipe! :)
Makes 16 treats
* 1/3C almond butter
* 1/3C peanut butter
* 2/3C brown rice syrup
* 3 1/2C Brown Rice Crisp cereal
1. In a sauce pan, combine the peanut butter, almond butter, and brown rice syrup.
4) Cool in the fridge for ~5 minutes before cutting into bars...or hearts! :)
5) Enjoy! Yum, yum, yum!!