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Healthy Chocolate Caramel Krispy Treats

Healthy No Bake Chocolate Caramel Krispy Treats (gluten free)

You know those Caramel Nut Brownie Luna Bars?  Well, I used to buy those on a daily basis when I was a freshman in university.  They were easy to grab out the door to class and they were especially easy to eat…  they are so damn addicting!  Oh, what sugar will do to you (and sugar is listed 6x in their ingredient list).  I eventually tried cutting down on my sugar intake so I stopped buying those processed (and expensive) “candy” bars and I set out to make my own (I was having chocolatey-caramel withdrawal symptoms).  And the result?  Absolutely mouth-watering, crunchy and chewy, rich and decadent, secretly healthy Chocolate Caramel Krispy Treats!

Healthy No Bake Chocolate Caramel Krispy Treats (gluten free)

No one could possibly ever guess that these treats are healthier than the original Luna Bar flavor.  These krispy treats taste way too sweet, rich and flavorful to be considered a health food, but they are!  Just look at the ingredients:

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Healthy Chocolate Caramel Krispy Treats

Servings: 16 treats
Prep Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 45 mins

Ingredients

Krispy Treats:

Icing:

Instructions

For the Krispy Treats:

  • Line an 8" brownie pan with parchment paper both ways.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the crispy rice cereal, oats, and salt.
  • In a large, microwave-safe bowl, stir together the brown rice syrup, almond butter, vanilla paste, and caramel flavor. Microwave at 20-second intervals, stirring between each one, until mixture is warm and runny. Stir in the protein powder. Dump in the rice cereal mix and fold together.
  • Scoop mixture into the brownie pan and flatten it out.

For the Icing:

  • In a small bowl, stir together the protein powder, sweetener, and melted coconut oil.  Scoop into a piping bag or ziploc bag and snip a tiny corner, then drizzle over the treats. Refrigerate for 1 hour, then slice and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chocolate Caramel Krispy Treats
Amount Per Serving (1 krispy treat)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2.5g16%
Sodium 170mg7%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 7g14%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Krispy Treats

Impressive!  100% whole grain, less sugar than Luna, and far fewer ingredients.

These healthy Chocolate Caramel Krispy Treats were inspired by Luna Bars so I thought I’d compare the nutritional stats.  This homemade version has:  fewer calories, less fat, less saturated fat, less carbs, less sugar and a smaller (and more familiar) ingredient list…  opposed to Luna’s ingredient list, seen here:

Healthy No Bake Chocolate Caramel Krispy Treats (gluten free)

Hmmm, that is not very appetizing when I read it…  I only got to Organic Dried Cane Syrup and I quit.

Healthy No Bake Chocolate Caramel Krispy Treats (gluten free)

You need to make this recipe ASAP.  These amazing and healthy Chocolate Caramel Krispy Treats will be gone in a flash, they are the kind of snack that loves you back!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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6 comments on “Healthy Chocolate Caramel Krispy Treats”

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  2. Mmmm I love chocolate and caramel together. I need to make this recipe as soon as I get the caramel extract!

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