Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

January 29, 2015

Ok, I guess ‘healthy’ is relative.

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I just mean something that isn’t filled with preservatives and processed things and white sugars. Since my kids get enough of that everywhere.

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I wanted to have something for them after school that they would eat but wouldn’t be filled with sugar. It was a bonus that I liked them too. Seriously, they taste like peanut butter and jelly with the cranberries, but with healthy ingredients. I am so happy I found these and I am sure we’ll be tweaking them. I am thinking that peanut butter pairs really well with chocolate, so I see that in our future.

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Since these have the health benefits of honey and peanut butter instead of marshmallows and butter, we have more room for pizza in our processed food schedules. Carry on.

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Healthy Rice Crispy Treats (printer version here):

Ingredients:

6 cups brown rice krispies (I used Rice Krispies but hope to upgrade to healthy cereal next time!)

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup peanut butter (almond butter or non nut butter)

½ cup dried cranberries, cherries or semi-sweet or non-dairy chocolate chips

Directions:

Pour the rice cereal in a large bowl. Heat the honey and peanut butter and stir well until combined. Pour over the rice cereal. Mix well. Add the cranberries or cherries and stir to combine. If adding chocolate chips, wait until mixture is cool to the touch and stir them in.

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