Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Krispy Treats

These Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Krispy Treats are so crispy, chewy, sweet, and satisfying, one bite and you’d NEVER know they’re refined sugar free, high protein, and gluten free!  Oh, and there’s an option to make them vegan too!

Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Krispy Treats (refined sugar free, high protein, and gluten free, with a vegan option)!

Do I have a slight obsession with Krispy Treats?

Maybe YES.

I’ve been making them for years, and among friends and family, they are always my most requested desserts (especially my Peanut Butter and Chocolate Krispy Treats).  It’s because they taste so damn decadent and unhealthy, yet they’re made with all natural, wholesome, quality ingredients.

Like these Strawberry Shortcake Krispy Treats, for example.

Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Krispy Treats (refined sugar free, high protein, and gluten free, with a vegan option)!

While I’ve made Krispy Treats with marshmallows (homemade marshmallows, of course!) before, these Strawberry Shortcake Krispy Treats are made with a base of rich almond butter and sweet honey.

For a little oomph of flavor, I added natural strawberry extract and vanilla paste (I used homemade vanilla paste, but you can use storebought as well).

Finally, for pretty flecks of color and bursts of flavor, I mixed in a big handful of freeze-dried strawberries.  Freeze-dried strawberries are a GAME CHANGER!  They add so much flavor without the water content so you can have crispy krispy treats, not soggy treats.

Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Krispy Treats (refined sugar free, high protein, and gluten free, with a vegan option)!

One bite of these Strawberry Shortcake Krispy Treats and you’ll be amazed at how good they are.  They’re sweet, packed with strawberry flavor, and have the perfect amount of crunch.  I couldn’t keep them to myself, I had to share the love.  I sent some to my parents and brought some more to a little blogger meetup at a local coffee shop (aka, my taste-testing guinea pigs).  Everybody loved them!

My dad brought a few to work and texted me this:

These Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Krispy Treats are chewy, sweet, and satisfying, you'd never know they're low sugar, high protein, and gluten free!

Heck yeah!!

(Yes, those are pictures of our adorable doggo, Jax.  Pretty sure 90% of our texts revolve around our dogs…)

Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Krispy Treats (refined sugar free, high protein, and gluten free, with a vegan option)!

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Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Krispy Treats

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Fat per serving: 4

Calories per serving: 130

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Line an 8×8″ brownie pan with parchment paper both ways.
  2. In a large bowl, add the crispy rice cereal.
  3. In another large bowl, stir together the honey, almond butter, vanilla paste, stevia extract, strawberry flavor, and salt.
  4. Stir in the protein powder.
  5. Dump in the rice cereal and freeze-dried strawberries and fold together until the mixture is even.  Scoop the mixture into the prepared brownie pan and flatten it out with a spatula. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least a few hours), then slice and serve!

Notes:

To make these vegan, use brown rice syrup in place of the honey and omit the protein powder.

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Chomp.

Delish.

Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Krispy Treats (refined sugar free, high protein, and gluten free, with a vegan option)!

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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17 comments on “Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Krispy Treats”

  1. these look yummy! great recipe. i love jax sitting up!

  2. sounds yummy! great recipe. i love jax sitting up in his chair!

  3. Oh my goodness — these look amazing! They remind of the not-so-healthy Good Humor strawberry bars I used to eat in high school. I can’t wait to try these. I think I will try to re-create those ice cream bars with these, but I will place homemade vegan vanilla ice cream in between two of them instead!

  4. Could you give the weight for the marshmallows? I’m thinking that it might be hard to measure cups depending on how large they’re cut, if you squish them down, etc.
    tnx!

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Sorry Melanie, this is probably the only recipe where I just winged it and didn’t weigh the ingredients. Of course, right?? But if you check out the marshmallow post, you can kind if gauge the size of the mallows. I like them on the larger size, about 1.5 x 1.5″ … in between the storebought mini-size and jet-puffed. I didn’t squish the mallows down into the cup too much, I just poured it in. Too many marshmallows prooobably won’t hurt the mixture at all but too little will, so overcompensate when in doubt 🙂

  5. Could I leave out the protein powder? My mom doesn’t allow me buying it!

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  8. I love LOVE LOVE strawberries!!! I will most definitely be trying these out. Thanks for sharing.

  9. No where in the ingredients list is listed oats or flax. It’s in the first step of directions. What amounts are used?

  10. Hi, the ingredients don’t list the flax, oats or marshmallows.? I’d really like to try making this so could you let me know where and how much of these three ingredients get used? Thank you.😋

  11. I really like your recipes!

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