These Healthy Rice Krispy Treats have become one of my favorite healthy snacks, especially because they remind me so much of my childhood. Made with rice cereal, oats, peanut butter, coconut oil, date syrup, dried coconut, and sunflower seeds.
How to Make Healthy Rice Krispy Treats
Last week at Adrian’s summer camp kids had Rice Krispy Treats for snack. I honestly saw them and couldn’t resist. I remembered how much I used to like them when I was little. And I have to confess I still do love them! This was Adrian’s first time having Rice Krispy Treats and like any kid he really like them.
On our way back home , I thought I could try to make a healthy version, so that way I don’t feel bad giving Adrian a snack that is full of sugar and processed ingredients. Basically all you need is:
Rice Cereal- For the rice cereal I used Nature’s Path Crispy Rice Cereal, but you can use any other brand you like. I am particularly big fan of Nature’s Path because all of their products are organic and minimally processed.
Oats- You can leave oats out if you don’t like. I like adding them since they are high in fiber and antioxidants.
Peanut Butter- Kids are especially fans of peanut butter but any other nut butter would work just fine.
Date Syrup- As with any treat you want them to be a little sweet. I love using date syrup because it is high in dates contain calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Dates are also high in fiber.
Coconut Oil- Aside from the fact that coconut oil contains omega 3, it also helps boost your energy levels.
Optional- Any nuts, seeds or dried fruit.
Once you have mix everything together press into a prepared pan. Place on the fridge for two hours and cut into squares.
Healthy Rice Krispy Treats
- 2 cups rice cereal
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup agave syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 2 tbsp dried coconut
- 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
- Prepare a pan with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl add rice cereal, oats, dried coconut and sunflower seed and mix together.
- Add peanut butter, coconut oil and agave syrup and mix again until everything is well combined.
- Cut into squares and enjoy.