Healthy rice krispie treats
Rice krispies are (and always have been) a favorite amongst kids! Its crunchy and airy light texture makes it instantly likable and addictive.
These tiny bits of crunchies are nothing but a shorter version of puffed rice. So instead of grabbing a pack of this processed, store-bought treat, you can consider creating your own healthier version that is as addictive and crunchy as the boxed one.
You just need a few simple ingredients to create this fun munchy and definitely a separate refrigerator to keep it away from the investigative eyes of your babies. In fact, it’s a great idea to have a separate mini fridge at home to store all your desserts and treats away from being seen regularly. This will assist in your weight loss as you won’t be tempted to eat these decadent calories throughout the day and minimize the risk of kids gorging on desserts sneakily in your absence in the kitchen. Pretty much a win-win situation for all!
You will need a double boiler for the recipe, here’s a video ‘How to Set Up a Makeshift Double Boiler’
But in short, you need a high-sided pan and a bowl. In the video, they put a double boiler on a portable induction cooktop, but you can use your regular cooktop. However, from my experience, an induction cooktop gives smoother textures and has better temperature distribution in comparison to a gas cooktop. So if you’re looking for a portable induction cooktop, here is a review of the best and most efficient portable induction models. This will save you precious time to surf online and look out for the latest gadget as we have done our homework well for you.
Getting back to the recipe, this version of rice krispie treats is pretty easy to prepare and has a good shelf life. You simply have to pack it up for an on-the-go school lunch or dinner treat. To top it all, it is a healthier alternative to the traditional version.
You may choose to replace peanut butter with any other nut butter of your choice, such as almond butter or cashew butter.
And, just in case you are allergic to nuts, you may create a caramelized sugar-base instead of the nut butter base used in this recipe.
So, wait no more and read on to know how you can prepare it.
1 cup puffed rice
¼ cup any nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew, tahini, etc.)
¼ cup any plant-based healthy sweetener (honey, maple syrup, agave, brown rice syrup)
- Grease and line a baking tray and keep it aside.
- Use a double boiler to melt nut butter and sweetener together.
- Transfer puffed rice into a large bowl and pour butter-sweetener mixture over the cereal.
- Mix it all well so that the rice grains are coated nicely in the mixture.
- Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking tray and press it nicely on all sides.
- Refrigerate it for at least a couple of hours or overnight until it sets well.
- Cut into squares and enjoy!
Ligia loves experiencing new cultures through foods and travels. Her hobby is experimenting with different cuisines. Read more of her recipes at The Daring Kitchen.
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