Healthy Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Bars
Periodically, I ban refined sugar from our home. This happens to be one of those seasons. I have wanted to eliminate sugar from our diet for a while, but it took a few health crisis events for us to truly heed the wake-up call.
Sugar, be gone! I am serious this time.
However, the kids love to have special treats and I enjoy whipping up goodies for them to eat. So, I am in the process of giving some regular recipes a makeover. Today, I made these quick and easy Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Bars and they were a hit.
This recipe is approved by my nephew Malachi. Please let me know if you try and enjoy them!
- 1/2 cup all-natural peanut butter (or almond butter)
- 3 cups of crispy rice cereal (any brand of crispy or puffed rice cereal)
- 1/2 cup of honey (you can probably use other syrup)
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- Oil a baking dish or pan (9x9 or 8x8)
- Mix peanut butter and honey in a medium saucepan.
- Heat on low and stir until combined and melted.
- Turn off heat. Stir in crispy rice cereal and mix thoroughly.
- Pour the mixture into the oiled baking dish.
- Press down with a spatula or spoon until the top is flattened out.
- Cover with wax paper or plastic wrap.
- Cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
- Use a sharp knife and cut into squares.
- Yields approximately 8 large squares or 16 small squares.
I used raw honey as the sweetener in this recipe. I found some Colorado Star Thistle Honey from Bee Raw at Super Target. It was on clearance at Super Target for only $2 a jar and this sells at the Bee Raw website (they are sold out) for $14 a jar. Don't make the same mistake as me! If you see this on clearance at your local Target, be sure to stock up. I only picked up a few jars of this delicious goodness and this is our very last jar.
Do you have any quick and healthy treat recipes you can share with me? I would love to try some new ones!