Healthier Rice Krispie Treats

This recipe is updated at the bottom of the post…Read on!

In a pinch. That is how I found this recipe. I had a snowy night and no dessert. No marshmallows, but husband asked for Rice Krispie treats. He didn’t so much ask, but nudge…or noodge.
“Can you make those Krispy treat things soon? I really like those…” Said in passing, as he strides into the other room.
Actually, I think I can.
Stumbled upon a few sites, but the web is huge. You never know if a recipe will be a flop or a success, but if you cook or bake enough, you get a sense of the proportions, and can tell if a recipe seems off. Too dry. Too greasy. That sort of thing. I hate to waste, so I try to vet the eclipse and not pick the first thing that comes up in a Google search. This wasn’t first, but I have made things by her before. And she’s a blogger. Not a professional site. Not a hack. Try her other recipes, as I am sure you be as pleased as I am.
Here it is:

Melt on stove
1 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup honey

Add 1/2 tsp vanilla, until all melts and yummy together.

Mix into about 4 cups of Rice Krispies. I use off brand. Duh…or natural. Doesn’t matter here.
Slide and press into a greased 9×9, or 8×8 and three muffin tins full…I may have done this….I also decided to mix in about 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips, as chocolate always helps a dessert.

And cool in fridge until firm. Now, this is not really healthy. But it is a definite improvement. That is what I am all about. Just getting it better.
Thanks to Heavenly Homemaker where I made this recipe from. Love it, and it’s bookmarked for later!



Update 4/24/2015:

I just remade this recipe but used:

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup honey

I warmed this on the stove and then added a pinch of salt and 1/4 tsp vanilla.  Then you pour it over 4 cups of puffed rice cereal…maybe add in 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips if you love chocolate as we do… and then press into a pan (I used a round cake pan) and then you cool it until firm.

I preferred this to using so much honey.  I still love the old-version, but this time around I loved it too! See how flexible this recipe is? And so much better for you,either way, then a stick of butter and marshmallows.

Here are some new pics too: