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Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats

These Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats are rich, sweet, crunchy, and chewy.  They sure don’t taste refined sugar free, high protein, and gluten free in the slightest!

These Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats are rich, sweet, crunchy, and chewy.  They sure don't taste refined sugar free, high protein, and gluten free in the slightest!

These Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats are rich, sweet, crunchy, and chewy.  They sure don't taste refined sugar free, high protein, and gluten free in the slightest!

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.  They taste like the real thing, too.  This healthy replacement goes perfectly in these Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats!  They add an awesome crunch, likable texture, and great taste.

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).

Mmmm…  peeaaanut butterrrr.  A jar isn’t recycled without being scraped completely clean  😉

These Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats are rich, sweet, crunchy, and chewy.  They sure don't taste refined sugar free, high protein, and gluten free in the slightest!

^^ Right before I gobbled up the rest of the Krispy Treat  😉

Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats - Desserts with Benefits

I am sure you have heard that dark chocolate is healthy for you.  In moderation, of course, dark chocolate can lower your LDL cholesterol and lower blood pressure levels.  Soooo, I topped off these krispy treats with chocolate!

These no-bake, low-glycemic treats are delicious.  They were gone within minutes.  I’m serious.

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Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats

Servings: 16 treats
Prep Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
These Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats are rich, sweet, crunchy, and chewy. They sure don’t taste refined sugar free, high protein, and gluten free in the slightest!

Ingredients

Krispy Treats

  • 4 cups Crispy Brown Rice Cereal
  • ½ cup Brown Rice Syrup
  • ½ cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Liquid Stevia Extract
  • tsp Salt
  • cup Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (64g)

Chocolate Layer

Frosting**

Instructions

  • Line an 8x8” brownie pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, add the crispy brown rice cereal.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the brown rice syrup, peanut butter, vanilla extract, stevia extract and salt. Stir in the protein powder.
  • Dump in the crispy brown rice cereal and gently fold together. It will take a few minutes to get everything incorporated (you can use your hands if you like)! Scoop the mixture into the prepared pan. Flatten it out and press it down to make it compact.
  • Spread the melted chocolate over the krispy treat layer. Refrigerate while you make the frosting.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the protein powder, maple syrup and peanut butter. Scoop the mixture into a piping bag with round tip (#804) and pipe the frosting over the chocolate layer. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then slice into 16 squares. Serve immediately, or store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge. Keeps for ~1 week.

Recipe Notes

  • **Depending on the protein powder you use, you may need to add water to make it "pipeable" -- I sometimes add ~2 tbs.
  • I originally wasn't going to share the recipe here because I worked so incredibly hard on publishing Naughty or Nice.  But I wanted to provide it here because that way, you can determine whether or not the cookbook is for you!
     
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats
Amount Per Serving (1 krispy treat)
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 110mg5%
Potassium 38mg1%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Krispy Treats
Keyword: Chocolate, Gluten Free, High Protein, No Bake, Peanut Butter, Refined Sugar Free

Recipe republished with permission from the Naughty or Nice Cookbook!

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^^ My makeshift piping bag

Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats - healthy dessert blog

Watch how to make these Krispy Treats!

Enjoy!

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Be happy.

Live fully.

Feel naughty, eat nice.

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– Jess

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21 comments on “Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats”

  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 😀

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

  4. These look great!!!

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

  8. 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.

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  10. 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!

    • dessertswithbenefits

      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!

  11. Omg all of you desserts look delicious! Def will be trying one this week.

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