Rice Krispies... *snap, crackle, pop*
Too bad that Rice Krispies are full of salt and sugar, not to mention, high glycemic. But if you are like me and love Rice Krispies, then the brown rice version is a godsend!
^^ They taste like the real thing, too!
If you eat this instead of Rice Krispies, you get more fiber, less sugar and a lower-glycemic breakfast. This healthy replacement goes perfectly in these Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats! They add an awesome crunch, likable texture, and great taste.
Mmmm... peanut butter!
A jar isn't recycled without being scraped completely clean!
These bars are held together by peanut butter alone, unlike similar recipes that use peanut butter and butter (but the butter is totally unnecessary! These bars stayed together very well)
^^ Right before I gobbled up the rest of the Krispy Treat
I am sure you have heard that dark chocolate is healthy for you. In moderation, of course, dark chocolate can lower your LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) and lower blood pressure levels. The milk chocolate variety isn't as healthy as the dark variety because a compound in milk interferes with the antioxidants in dark chocolate. That is why I made the chocolate topping with 100% Cacao Unsweetened Chocolate (plus, we avoid any extra sugar and unnecessary milk fat)
If you don't want to buy a whole jug of the egg protein powder, you can buy single serving packets at Whole Foods, GNC or Amazon. You can also get the packets for other brands, such as Jay Robb.
These no-bake, low-glycemic treats are delicious. They were gone within minutes!
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats: [no bake, high protein, GF, vegan*]
(makes 16 treats)
90g (3 cups) Crispy Brown Rice Cereal
48g (1/2 cup) Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (GF if you like)
1/2 tsp Instant Coffee
1/16 tsp Salt
168g (1/2 cup) Brown Rice Syrup
128g (1/2 cup) Natural Peanut Butter
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Hazelnut Extract (or more vanilla)
1 tsp Stevia Extract
1 tbs Unsweetened Soymilk (only if more liquid is needed)
4oz Unsweetened Chocolate
14g (1 tbs) Coconut Oil
"The Leftovers" Vanilla Icing: recipe below
1. Line a brownie pan with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, stir together the cereal, oats, protein powder, coffee and salt.
3. In a microwave-safe bowl, stir together the rice syrup, peanut butter and extracts. Microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until runny. Pour over the dry ingredients and fold together. Scoop into prepared pan.
4. In a small microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate and coconut oil and microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until chocolate is melted. Pour over the krispy treat base. Refrigerate while you make the icing (recipe below).
The icing isn't white because I put the ingredients into the bowl that I melted the chocolate in... that is why it is called "The Leftovers Vanilla Icing"
"The Leftovers" Vanilla Icing:
31g (1 scoop) Vanilla Egg Protein Powder
63g (3 tbs) Honey or Agave
14g (1 tbs) Coconut Oil, very soft
remnants of chocolate melted in the bowl from the Krispy Treats recipe
1. Scoop the protein powder into the same bowl used for melting the chocolate.
2. Add the honey, stir, then add the coconut oil and stir again
3. Put into a piping bag:
^^ My makeshift piping bag
4. Pipe in whatever design you like. Slice and serve!
Make these, and oh my goodness, you and your friends (if you give them away) will be in heaven!