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How to Make Healthy Rice Krispy Treats (GF, DF, V)

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A Childhood Favorite – REVAMPED!

Back in my Denver days, Rice Krispy Treats were my absolute favorite. While not the most nutritious thing in the world, my mom would let me have a few of these treats every now and then, complete with gooey marshmallows and butter and all! Oh man, there’s something about the decadence, the chewiness, the crunch — HMM!

Fast forward a few years later, I’ve learned a handful of things about healthy eating, and decided to take things into my own hands and create my own version of a healthier krispy treats that taste just as good, but with a LOT more nutritional value! Plus, making my own allows me to mix-in additional ingredients and change things up!

Now, you too can enjoy a childhood favorite made with almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, and crispy brown rice cereal! By omitting the traditional marshmallows, these indulgent treats are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar-free!

Ingredients to Make Healthy Rice Krispy Treats

  • 3/4 cup unsalted almond butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup, sub honey
  • 2 ½ tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 cups crispy brown rice cereal
  • ¾ cups dark chocolate chips (optional)
  • sea salt flakes (optional)
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How to Make Healthy Rice Krispy Treats

  1. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Over low heat, add almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup into a pot and stir until combined (1-2 minutes). Turn off heat. Alternatively, you can heat in microwave at 20-second increments.
  3. Add in the crispy brown rice cereal into the almond butter mixture. Stir until cereal is fully coated. Fold in chocolate chips and stir until combined.
  4. Pour into prepared baking pan. Pack tightly using a spatula and smooth out the top. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes (optional).
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes. Once cool, cut into 16 bars. ENJOY!

How to Change Up Your Healthy Rice Krispy Treats with Mix In’s Substitution Options:

  • Nut Butter: cashew, peanut, tahini, or sunflower butter works just as well.
  • Add on’s: chopped pecans, walnuts, almonds, raisins, dates, chocolate chunks, and more!
  • Shapes: Not into squares? Make them into little rounds for some Rice Krispy balls!
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How to Make Healthy Rice Krispy Treats (GF, DF, V)

DWELL by Michelle
Enjoy a childhood favorite made with almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup and crispy brown rice cereal! By omitting the traditional marshmallows, these indulgent treats are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar-free!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 squares
Calories 168 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup unsalted almond butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup , sub honey
  • 2 ½ tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 cups crispy brown rice cereal
  • ¾ cups dark chocolate chips  (optional)
  • sea salt flakes (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Over low heat, add almond butter, coconut oil, maple syrup into a pot and stir until combined (1-2 minutes). Turn off heat. Alternatively, you can heat in microwave at 20-second increments.
  • Add in the crispy brown rice cereal into the almond butter mixture. Stir until cereal is fully coated. Fold in chocolate chips and stir until combined.
  • Pour into prepared baking pan. Pack tightly using a spatula and smooth out the top. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes (optional).
  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes. Once cool, cut into 16 bars. ENJOY!
Keyword Gluten-Free, Rice Krispie Treats, snack, vegan bowl

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