Rice Krispie treats were one of my favorites as a kid. Additionally in my 20s I also thought it made a great low calorie snack. It shouldnt surprise you that this childhood fav is filled with unnecessary and not good for your chemicals:
TOASTED RICE CEREAL (RICE, SUGAR, SALT, MALT FLAVORING, NIACINAMIDE, REDUCED IRON, RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), MARSHMALLOW (CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, GELATIN, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), FRUCTOSE, MARGARINE (VEGETABLE OIL [SOYBEAN AND PALM OIL WITH TBHQ FOR FRESHNESS], WATER, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL BUTTER FLAVOR [CONTAINS MILK], DATEM, ACETYLATED MONOGLYCERIDES, BHT FOR FRESHNESS, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, VITAMIN D), CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS OF DEXTROSE, GLYCERIN, SALT, NIACINAMIDE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), THIAMIN HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B1), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), SOY LECITHIN.
Back in the day I was big into reading labels, but always by passed the ingredients list. I could care less what I was putting in my body as long as it was low fat, and low calorie...smh...
Now, I will never concern myself with numbers. I will only really look at the sodium content in a label to make sure it isnt flooded with salt. Its all about the ingredients. Whole foods, as much as possible. When I want a treat I either make it myself, or make sure the label contains as few ingredients as possible, and the list is all things that I can pronounce and recognize.
So It is football season, which in turn is the start of junk food season. These Rice Krispie treat alternatives are so easy to make! 4 Ingredients is all it takes and about 15 minutes of your time.
I decided to drizzle some chocolate on top of mine, can really add anything to the batter...sprinkles, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, drizzle pb on top! (options are endless)
Also...no baking required!
If you remake these, let me know how they turned out and what exciting variation you came up with in the comments below! You can find me on instagram at stephi.paige for more!
Ingredients: (Can click on these ingredients to be re-directed to amazon for purchse):
5 Cups Brown Rice Crisp (Can use any brown rice crisp cereal just check ingredients shouldnt contain more than 3)
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp vegan butter
1 bag of vegan marshmallows
1.) Melt butter and oil in a pot on high heat. Once melted stir in marshmallows (1 package) If they are not mini it helps to break them up when putting in so they melt easier.
2.) Once the batter is a fluff like consistency remove the pot from the heat and and in rice cereal.
3.) Stir until everything is completely coated and then press into a 9X9 baking pan.
4.) Place in the fridge for 10 minutes. Then remove and slice (makes 16 squares)
5.) I drizzled mine with chocolate and then placed it back in the fridge for a few so the chocolate hardened.
Enjoy these treats right away or store in the fridge in an air tight container for 3 days!
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