Oh my … that’s a long title, now isn’t it? But I wanted you to get the idea. These aren’t your normal, marshmallow filled rice crispy treats. They are a twist on the traditional version, and a little healthier too.
We are a (partially) gluten free house and I’m always trying to find gluten free healthy food for my daughter to snack on and… I’ll be totally honest ….. it’s hard. Anytime I search ‘gluten free’ in Pinterest I get a ton of alternative flour recipes for bread and muffins and cakes. And that’s not what I’m looking for.
I just want a non bread kind of kid snack that is gluten free, free of dyes and preservatives and is EASY.
So we decided to take the traditional rice crispy treat and make our own. The difference between our and ‘theirs’ is in the quality of the ingredients. If you use the traditional Rice Krispies cereal you will get this in there:
And if you used marshmallows, you’d be adding this as well:
That’s when Rice Krispie Treats become unhealthy! Why there’s Artificial Blue coloring in marshmallows is a mystery too.
These crispy rice treats are held together with honey, not marshmallows. And peanut butter. If you have a peanut allergy in your family, almond butter would be a good substitute.
I kept these simple as you can see. There are no added chocolate chips, butterfingers, Reeses Pieces, sprinkles or M&Ms. It is a simple recipe with just natural rice cereal, organic honey, peanut butter and vanilla. The peanut butter I use is just nuts. There are no added oils or sugars.
So make these instead and I promise you your kids will not be complaining!
Recipe Source: HappilyUnprocessed.com
I used all organic ingredients when making this recipe, and hope you do too! 🙂
If you’re looking for a healthy, gluten free option for this recipe, this is the cereal I use along with other options: