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!
Do I have a slight obsession with Krispy Treats?
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.
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.
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:
(Yes, those are pictures of our adorable doggo, Jax. Pretty sure 90% of our texts revolve around our dogs…)
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!
Line an 8x8" brownie pan with parchment paper both ways.
In a large bowl, add the crispy rice cereal.
In another large bowl, stir together the honey, almond butter, vanilla paste, stevia extract, strawberry flavor, and salt.
Stir in the protein powder.
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!
To make these vegan, use brown rice syrup in place of the honey and omit the protein powder.
With love and good eats,