Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats - healthy dessert blog
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!
Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats - healthy dessert blog
^^ 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.
Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats - healthy dessert blog
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)
Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats - healthy dessert blog
^^ Right before I gobbled up the rest of the Krispy Treat
Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats - healthy dessert blog
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.
Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats - healthy dessert blog
These no-bake, low-glycemic treats are delicious.  They were gone within minutes!
I’m serious.
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Krispy Treats

Yield: 16 krispy treats

Ingredients

Instructions

    For the Krispy Treats:
  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.
  5. For the Icing:
  6. Scoop the protein powder into the same bowl used for melting the chocolate.
  7. Add the honey, stir, then add the coconut oil and stir again. Put into a piping bag, pipe whatever design you like, then slice and serve!

Notes

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"

This recipe is: no bake, high protein, gluten free, vegan optional

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/peanut-butter-chocolate-krispy-treats/
Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats - healthy dessert blog
^^ My makeshift piping bag
Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats - healthy dessert blog
Make these, and oh my goodness, you and your friends (if you give them away) will be in heaven!

Labels: Brown-Rice-Syrup, Chocolate, Coconut-Oil, Coffee, Gluten-Free, High-Protein, Honey, Icings-Frostings-and-Spreads, Krispy-Treats, No-Bake, Oats, Peanut-Butter, Rice-Krispies

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Comments (11)

  1. HI! I’ve been reading your blog since you first started it and you are a GENIUS! Great photographs and great healthy (and sweet :D) recipes (though I can’t find protein powder anywhere)! These look awesome :D

  2. The Procrastobaker: August 6, 2011

    What an interesting post and my goodness are your bars so very pretty!! They look like they have turned out perfecttlyyy, and im sure taste just as good :)

  3. myfudo: August 7, 2011

    Fantastic! My boys will definitely go crazy with this healthy chocolatiest rice

  4. Julia: August 7, 2011

    These look great!!!

  5. Davenport Dame: August 8, 2011

    Wow! These look awesome. I thought when you said these were healthier bars, it couldn’t be true–but you did it. I love the changes you made!

  6. ButterYum: August 12, 2011

    Your opening photo is stunning! Really lovely!!

    This is my first visit to your blog – I think I’ll have a look around.

    :)
    ButterYum

  7. TheSweetestVegan: November 1, 2011

    I have no words for how healthy and delicious these look.

  8. Anonymous: December 20, 2011

    Hi, love your site. I’ve been trying to be healthier and tryng o lose some pounds. I was wondering if you will incorporate nutrtion information for your recipes in the future. I’m trying to track how much i’m eating, nutrtionals would be most helpful. Thanks.

  9. Jessica: December 31, 2011

    Anonymous- I would love to make the nutrition labels, but most often they take a bit of time. I will definitely try and add them into the posts, but if I don’t, this is the program I use (I love it!)

    http://www.shopncook.com/nutritionFactsLabel.html

  10. Charae: July 27, 2013

    Me and my substitutions again! I wanna make this for the boys but…
    (1) can I use vanilla brown rice protein instead of egg?
    (2) can I use chocolate whey protein instead of egg?
    (3) is there a way to use 100% cacao powder rather than dark chocolate bars?
    (4) can I use rice milk instead of soy or is that not such a good idea?

    Can’t wait to make these. My next project is non-dairy, gluten-free pizza!

  11. dessertswithbenefits: July 30, 2013

    Charae-
    Haha no problem!
    (1) if you want to use rice protein just use one scoop rather than two
    (2) chocolate whey should work instead of egg protein
    (3) I’m not sure how powder would work instead of chocolate bars… I think it would just be best using a dark chocolate bar
    (4) rice milk should work just fine in replacing the soy
    I hope this helps! :)
    -Jess
    PS: good luck with the dairy free gluten free pizza! I’m craving me some pizza right now!

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