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Healthy Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

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Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats

Stephanie Gallagher
These healthy peanut butter rice crispy treats (click for larger image) are a nice change of pace from the standard rice crispy treats. Instead of marshmallows, these rice crispy treats are held together with peanut butter and brown rice syrup. Brown rice syrup has a lower glycemic index than marshmallows, so it will keep the kids' blood sugar from rising rapidly. You can find brown rice syrup in a natural foods store, such as Trader Joe's or Whole Foods.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes

Yield: 24 rice crispy treats

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown rice syrup

Preparation:

  1. Spray an 11 x 7 or 9 x 13 pan generously with cooking spray.

  2. Spray a large mixing bowl with cooking spray. Pour crispy rice cereal and chocolate chips in, mixing with your hands. Set aside.

  3. In a small saucepan, heat peanut butter and brown rice syrup until the mixture bubbles.

  4. Pour over crispy rice mixture in the bowl. Stir (a silicone spatula keeps the mixture from sticking) well. The chocolate chips will melt into the mixture at this point (yum!). Working quickly, spread the peanut butter rice crispy mixture into the prepared pan. Let peanut butter rice crispy treats cool completely before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Per Serving (based on 24 servings): 141 calories, 7 g fat, 1.3 g fiber, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g protein

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