I’ve always loved Rice Krispies Treats as a little girl. Now that I’ve adopted better eating habits and I’m trying to cook healthier for my family, I love the idea of making a healthier version of this favorite treat!
I usually make this with almond butter, but I forgot to replace my empty jar so I made it with peanut butter instead. Yummy! And what’s great about these squares is that anything goes! If you like walnuts – add them, if you’re a fan of chopped cranberries or raisins, why not? Experiment with different combinations of nuts/ dried fruit and chocolate pieces to create your own.
I often make this for company and I try to hide some squares in the back of my fridge! It’s a great treat when you feel like a little something…you know what I mean!
Have you made Rice Crispy Squares lately? I’d love to hear about it.
Please feel free to share your ideas and tips in the comments below!
Brown Rice Crispy Squares
Yields 36 squares
- 1/2 cup peanut or almond butter
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3 cups crispy brown rice cereal (not puffs, I use Nature’s Path)
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- Or use 1 1/2 cups trail mix or your favorite combination of nuts/ dried fruit/ chocolate pieces
Combine the almond butter, tahini and molasses in a medium saucepan and heat on low heat until blended together.
Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract and salt to the saucepan and stir well.
Fold in the crispy brown rice cereal, chocolate chips, coconut, and nuts. Stir until well mixed.
Lightly grease a 9 x 13 glass baking dish and press the mixture evenly inside. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Slice and serve. If you have any leftovers, refrigerate!