I think it’s safe to say Rice Crispy Treats were one of my favorite treats as a kid. Unfortunately I never make them as an adult because of all the sugar and chemicals in the ingredients. However, I was able to re-create a treat that is sooooo similar you wont be missing any of the flavor or fun!
There are only 3 simple ingredients for this recipe:
Crispy Rice Cereal – I used Natures Path Organic Crispy Brown Rice cereal
Natural PB – no added sugar and preferably fresh ground
Wild, local honey
Pinch of sea salt
* full recipe is below *
In a small sauce pan, heat 1/2 cup PB and 1/2 cup Honey on medium heat until bubbly.
In a separate bowl, mix 4 cups of crispy rice cereal with the PB mixture. Stir stir stir! Add a pinch of sea salt, too.
After all of the rice cereal and PB honey mixture are well incorporated, pour into a non stick baking pan. I only have a large one so I only used half of the tray.
I was feeling CHOCOLATE when I made these so I melted half of a regular bag of semi sweet chocolate chips with a teaspoon of coconut oil. This is totally option but they taste amazing with chocolate!
Spread melted chocolate over your crispy treats… lick the spoon, too! This makes it EXTRA fun! 😉
I popped the entire tray into the freezer for a few hours so I could easily cut them into squares. I kept them in the freezer after cutting, too. We don’t eat a ton of sweets in out house so this way I knew I had treats for play dates or as a dessert.
Crispy Rice PB Treats
Makes one 9-inch square pan
4 cups organic rice cereal
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup creamy unsalted, no-sugar added peanut butter or almond butter
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup organic dark chocolate, optional
1 teaspoon coconut oil, optional
In a small saucepan over medium heat, gently bring the honey to a boil and allow it to boil for one minute. Remove the boiled honey from the heat, then stir in the peanut butter and salt until smooth. Add the rice crispy cereal, a pinch of salt and stir!
Press into a small pan. Melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler. Once melted spread on top of the crispy treats. Pop into the freezer for an hour before cutting.
Have fun making these super simple treats!!