Daily Archives: February 9, 2018

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treat!  I’m always searching for ways to re-create my own childhood favorites to healthier versions to share with my kids and the rice krispies treat was one of them.  This recipe contains only 6 simple ingredients including brown rice crisps, honey and peanut butter…oh and chocolate because they are “treats” after all.  My family really loved this version and I personally find them super satisfying straight from the freezer!   I hope you enjoy them.

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/4 cups crispy brown rice cereal (I used One Degree Organics brand)
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter (peanuts should be the only ingredient)
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil

Directions:

  • Line an 8×8-inch baking tin with parchment paper, leaving the side of the paper sticking out like handles.
  • Place cereal in a large bowl and set aside. In a small saucepan, combine peanut butter, honey and vanilla. Heat gently and stir until thoroughly combined and melted.
  • Pour the peanut butter mixture over the cereal and stir until all the cereal is coated.
  • Transfer the cereal mixture l to the prepared tin and spread out evenly. Place a piece of parchment paper on top of the cereal and use your hands to flatten the top.
  • Place in the refrigerator to set for around 30 minutes.
  • Close to the end of the 30 minutes, place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl and stir to coat the chips.  Microwave at 20 second increments, stirring in between, until fully melted and smooth (about 1 minute 20 seconds total).
  • Take the tin from the refrigerator, pour the melted chocolate on top of the cereal mixture and smooth over the entire area.
  • Now place in the freezer for 30 minutes to set.
  • Pull bars out with parchment paper and place on a cutting board.  Cut into squares with a sharp knife, cleaning the knife after each cut.
  • Store in an air-tight container in the freezer and if desired, warm up to room temperature to soften serving.