5-Ingredient Protein Rice Crispy Treats

Rice Crispy Treats

Do you guys remember making these as kids? They were pretty much the best thing ever. Taking a big piece in one hand and watching the marshmallowy goodness as you broke the piece into two… that was heaven at 8 years old. Probably still is for some of us 😉

Well, in an attempt to relive my glory days, I created this healthier-yet-just-as-tasty version. It’s made with only 5 ingredients and will take you about 5 minutes to mix up… about as simple as it gets. The only hard part is waiting for them to firm up in the fridge 😉

Hope you guys enjoy!

5-Ingredient Protein Rice Crispy Treats. Click for the recipe! Nobody will ever guess they're healthy!

5-Ingredient Protein Rice Crispy Treats

Yield: 12 squares

Serving Size: 1 square

Ingredients

  • 5 cups rice cereal (you could use the classic Rice Crisy cereal here, or another version like Barbara's brown rice crisps)
  • 1/2 cup honey (168g)
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (128g)
  • 1 cup vanilla protein powder (~95g. I used Trutein Cinnabun)
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk (you may need a bit more or less depending on the type of protein you use)

Instructions

  1. Line a baking dish with wax or parchment paper and set aside
  2. Mix honey and almond butter in small bowl. Heat in microwave until slightly drippy (~10 sec on high)
  3. Combine honey almond butter mixture with remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly until cereal is coated and no longer powdery
  4. Spread mixture in baking dish, evenly packing down until firm
  5. Place in freezer for 3-4 hours until firm
  6. Cut into 12 pieces and store covered in fridge
  7. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutritional Info (per serving): 185 calories, 6g fat, 26g carb, 9g protein

http://proshapefitness.com/2014/05/20/protein-rice-crispy-treats/

 

 

About Melissa

Melissa Wilson is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA and received her Bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. In addition to in-person training, Melissa is the founder of ProShape Fitness -- a healthy living company, which specializes in online fitness and nutrition coaching for individuals who want to get back into shape and adopt healthier lifestyle habits.

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  • Lauren Lagergren

    These sound delicious; I’m going to replace the vanilla protein powder with soy powder.

    • Thanks Lauren! I haven’t tried them with soy protein, you’ll have to let me know how they turn out!