Healthy Almond Joy Krispy Treats

I guess you could say I have a newfound looove for almond extract.  It’s sweet, yet bitter… and it kinda smells like licorice to me.

WARNING: do not sniff a new bottle of almond extract–you will flinch and spill it everywhere.  Whaaattt?  No I’m not saying that from personal experience!  Silly you, I don’t know why you’d think that…

Healthy Almond Joy Krispy Treats

Anyways, I also have a love for coconut extract.  Why not put almond extract and coconut extract together and make an Almond Joy-ish dessert?  Or even better, why not put them together and make Almond Joy Krispy Treats?!  Clearly, nothing held me back from doing just that…

Healthy Almond Joy Krispy Treats

And clearly, nothing held me back from taking a giant chomp out of a krispy treat right at the start of photographing this little gem!  Seriously, I think I got three pictures in and just had to eat it, it smelled so good!

The creamy milk chocolate, the bitter almond, the sweet coconut–I call that a trifecta of utter perfection.  I have no idea if that even made sense so just ignore me, I’m in Almond Joy-induced bliss  :)

Healthy Almond Joy Krispy Treats

Healthy Almond Joy Krispy Treats

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 9 krispy treats

Ingredients

Instructions

    For the Krispy Treats:
  1. Line a brownie pan with parchment paper both ways.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cereal, oats, flax and salt.
  3. In a large microwave-safe bowl, stir together the almond butter, rice syrup, vanilla paste and extracts. Microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until mixture is runny.
  4. Add the protein powder to the wet ingredients, spoonful by spoonful, until incorporated. Scoop this mixture over the dry ingredients and fold together. Scoop this into the pan and flatten.
  5. For the Coconut Layer:
  6. In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, add the coconut butter and microwave at 30-second intervals until melted. Stir in the coconut milk and extracts. Add the protein powder and coconut and stir again. Spread this over the base layer (you can use a rubber spatula or wrap your fingers with plastic wrap and press it to the edges of the pan).
  7. For the Chocolate Topping:
  8. In a small microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate and melt at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until melted. Drizzle over the krispy treats and refrigerate until firm. Slice and enjoy!

Notes

This recipe is: no bake, high fiber, high protein, gluten free!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/almond-joy-krispy-treats/

Healthy Almond Joy Krispy Treats

I can’t believe these are healthy.  I reviewed the ingredient list about 3x until I was fully convinced…  Yes, I had to convince even myself that my own creation was healthy.

Labels: Almond-Butter, Brown-Rice-Syrup, Chocolate, Coconut-Butter, Coconut-Flakes, Coconut-Milk, Flax, Gluten-Free, High-Protein, Krispy-Treats, No-Bake, Oats, Protein-Powder, Rice-Krispies

Comments (4)

  1. Ashlae: March 21, 2012

    What a great idea! I love the combination of chocolate and coconut (and almond extract!), so these are right up my alley :)

  2. Anonymous: April 1, 2012

    Hi!

    You seem to use quite a lot Crispy Brown Rice Cereal. Do you have any idea how to substitue them since I haven’t seen those here in Finland?

  3. Jessica: April 1, 2012

    Hi anonymous! I know, I make lots of krispy treats :) They’re just so addicting! I buy mine here from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Erewhon-Crispy-Cereal-Organic-10-Ounce/dp/B001EO5U7E/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333287112&sr=8-1-spell

    It’s cheaper than buying one box at a time in stores. As a last resort option, you can use Kellogg’s Rice Krispies… but only as a last resort! They don’t have much nutritional value and have sugar/salt, etc.

    -Jess

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