These peanut butter rice krispie squares are healthier than the usual ones and are full of grated carrot. A healthier treat for kids!
peanut butter rice krispie squares
Can you make rice krispie treats without marshmallow? Yes!
But you'll need something to stick it all together.
I've used peanut butter! It's a healthier way to enjoy these crunchy, tasty treats.
I've also added grated carrot. That sounds bonkers, but this is a great way to get hidden vegetables into your snack.
You can't taste the carrot and the texture is overpowered by the rice krispies. But it helps to bulk it out and adds some nutrients.
no-marshmallow rice krispie squares
Store-bought marshmallows are processed and very unhealthy.
So, instead I've used a healthier mix of peanut butter and a little honey (or maple syrup or agave nectar) to stick them together.
Carrots and raisins add some extra nutrients to this treat and you could even throw in some linseeds or other seeds or nuts.
Tonight at dinner it was nearly impossible to keep a straight face.
My son, age 3, suddenly picked up two handfuls of rice from his plate, threw them in the air and shouted "Surprise!".
So, after cleaning the floor, I thought I should come up with a rice-based vegetable dessert recipe.
What better than a healthier take on Rice Krispie treats?
Looking for more healthier treats for kids? Try these!
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Carrot and Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Squares
- 4 1/2 cups (100g) Rice Krispies
- 2 carrots grated
- 1/2 cup (75g) raisins
- 3/4 cup (150g) peanut butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- Grease a 9x13 pan with butter, oil or spray oil.
- Grate the carrot and put into a large bowl with the cereal, raisins and linseeds, if using.
- Stir the peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg together in another bowl until well blended. Pour the sticky mixture over the Rice Krispie mixture and stir well.
- Press the mixture down into the prepared pan. Refrigerate for at least an hour and then cut into squares or desired shapes.
- These are nice from the fridge, but I really like eating them frozen!