Friday, December 30, 2011

Crispy Rice Treats

This is a slightly modified version of Healthy Appetite with Ellie Kreiger's Crispy Rice Treats from the Food Network.

Crispy Rice Treats
Yields: 15 squares
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free

  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/2 Almond Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 - 5oz bag of Craisins (flavor of choice)
  • 6 cups Whole Grain Brown Rice Krispies

  1. Prep 9 X 13 Pan: Spray with cooking spray & wipe with paper towel to minimize oil
  2. Over medium-low heat, melt together, Honey & Almond Butter, then stir in Salt
  3. Add Craisins & Rice and stir to coat
  4. Press down into pan & chill in refrigerator until set (about 30 minutes)
  5. Cut & Enjoy!

My 2 Cents: I recall making rice krispy treats as a kid and they were a bitch!  Getting the rice krispies coated and combined before the marshmallow set-up was a real pain in the ass and forget clean-up!  These are much, much easier to make, healthier for you and clean-up is a breeze!  Consider these for your next party!

What I Modified:
  1. I used Almond Butter instead of Peanut Butter, because I have a peanut allergy.
  2. I added Salt for flavoring.
  3. I used a full bag of Craisins instead of dried cherries, no need to chop.
  4. I only use oil if I absolutely have to and when I do, I try to use as little as possible, hence the wiping of the pan with the paper towel.  Oil is nothing but concentrated fat and calories - you don't need it!


  1. I understand oil is, like you stated, concentrated fat and calories, logically. But i can't completely cut it out because emotionally, it also makes things smell and taste good! And sometimes the emotional benefits outweigh the drawbacks.

  2. Eu is that you?!? Super cute name! Actually if you do cut out the oil and then try it again, it will taste awful.