Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Krispy Treats with Vanilla Fondant

Today is a good day.

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Krispy Treats - Desserts with Benefits

No matter what happens, today is a good day!


Even if you  pressed the sleep button eight times  forgot to set your alarm …

or forgot to brush your  teeth  hair …

or forgot to put on your  underwear  socks before leaving the house …


Today is a good day!

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Krispy Treats - Desserts with Benefits

I’m sure you’ve guessed by now, the reason why today is such a good day.  Yup.  Oatmeal Raisin Krispy Treats with Vanilla Fondant!  I’m in love.

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Krispy Treats - Desserts with Benefits

When I made these I couldn’t wait to try them…  I was contemplating whether or not to skip the whole refrigerate-to-firm-up step just so I could get my greedy little hands onto that refrigerator door and into that brownie pan full of crunchy, sticky goodness.  But I was good and made myself wait.  I actually had to leave the room because I was about to burst with every whiff of that enchanting scent!  When the time (finally) came, I almost ripped that refrigerator door right off it’s hinges (I guess I turned into Popeye from all that spinach lately) and grabbed the pan with all my might.


I stopped.  The fondant was utter perfection, smooth and silky looking.  I sliced the treats calmly, excited to taste what awaited.

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Krispy Treats - Desserts with Benefits

I smiled.  Probably as wide as a kid who just got a big birthday gift, wrapped in a crazy colored paper and topped with a wild bow.  They were beautiful.

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Krispy Treats - Desserts with Benefits

I ate.  I melted inside, and all of my worries were gone… my chemistry test, gone, my heavy workload, diminished, my long list of chores, erased… well, sort of.

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Krispy Treats - Desserts with Benefits

A clean bite.  Today?  Yeah, today’s a good day.

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Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Krispy Treats with Vanilla Fondant


Krispy Treats:
  • 3 cups Crispy Brown Rice Cereal
  • ½ cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 2 tbs Ground Flaxseed
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp Salt
  • 210g (½ cup + 2 tbs) Brown Rice Syrup
  • 128g (½ cup) Natural Almond Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Paste (I used homemade!)
  • 1 tsp Hazelnut Extract (or more Vanilla Paste)
  • ½ tsp Stevia Extract
  • ¾ tsp Natural Butter Flavor
  • ¼ tsp Almond Extract (optional)
  • ½ cup Raisins, chopped
  • 64g (2 scoops) Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
  • 64g (2 scoops) Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
  • 126g (6 tbs) Honey, Pure Maple Syrup, or Agave Nectar
  • 28g (2 tbs) Coconut Oil, melted


For the Krispy Treats:
  1. Line an 8″ brownie pan with parchment paper both ways.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the crispy rice cereal, oats, flaxseed, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, stir together the brown rice syrup, almond butter, vanilla paste, hazelnut extract, stevia extract, butter flavor, and almond extract. Microwave at 20-second intervals, stirring between each one, until mixture is warm and runny. Stir in the raisins and protein powder. Dump in the rice cereal mix and fold together.
  4. Scoop mixture into the brownie pan and flatten it out.
For the Fondant:
  1. In a small bowl, stir together the protein powder, sweetener, and melted coconut oil. Scoop over the krispy treats and spread it out with the back of a spoon. Refrigerate for 2 hours, then slice and serve!
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Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Krispy Treats - Desserts with Benefits


With love and good eats,


– Jess



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14 comments on “Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Krispy Treats with Vanilla Fondant”

  1. These look incredible! Plus they are so healthy, I’m pretty sure I could get away with making these for breakfast 🙂

  2. I love your use of multiple exracts together. I really need to stock up on more flavors. 🙂

  3. These look too gorgeous to be eaten! Love this twist on traditional rice krispy treats – if only I could get my hands on all those extracts.

  4. I am so glad to have found your blog! Your pictures are gorgeous and I love all your recipes! These bars look divine!

  5. Those look fabulous. Are you aware that you should really be avoiding Brown Rice Syrup though? Any recommendations for a substitute?

    • Thanks for the heads up, I never heard about that! Although it is most likely safe to consume in moderation, too much of anything can be bad. Plus, these are “treats” and are not be eaten everyday.
      If you are avoiding brown rice syrup, try another thick sweetener like honey, pure maple syrup or agave. Be sure to note that the sweetness of honey, maple syrup and agave are much higher than BRSyrup, so taste the “batter” as you go along (you may need to omit the stevia).
      Good luck!
      -Jess 🙂

  6. how do I make this if I cannot have protein powders? :(:( looks incredible!!

  7. and I looove the recipes you post, but they all have protein powder in them :(:( maybe you should read this!:

    • Thanks RE 🙂 I read the post, however I do not promote drinking protein shakes and undergoing a low fat diet (ESPECIALLY to pregnant women!). I add protein powder to my recipes to CREATE nutritional balance, not deter it. Sarah talked about the downsides of diets extremely high in protein and low in fat… that is not what I do. I always incorporate healthy fats (like the almond butter in this recipe), beneficial carbs (brown rice cereal, oats…) and a source of protein. This keeps you fuller for longer, avoid any sugar rushes and sugar crashes, and keeps energy levels steady 🙂 Without the protein, you might find that you get hungry again quickly.
      Also, gelatin is not a complete protein source therefore it is not a protein powder replacement. Nutritional yeast is a great supplement though, so I’m glad Sarah recommended it!

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