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.
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.
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…)
Healthy Strawberry Shortcake Krispy Treats
- 5 cups Crispy Brown Rice Cereal
- 210g (½ cup + 2 tbs) Raw Honey
- 128g (½ cup) Roasted Almond Butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla Paste
- ½ tsp Liquid Stevia Extract
- ½ tsp Natural Strawberry Flavor
- ¼ tsp Salt
- 30g (⅓ cup) Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
- 1 cup Freeze-Dried Strawberries (chopped)
- 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!
With love and good eats,
these look yummy! great recipe. i love jax sitting up!
Lol I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw him do that 🙂
sounds yummy! great recipe. i love jax sitting up in his chair!
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!
That sounds mind-blowing. I need to try that!
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.
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 🙂
Could I leave out the protein powder? My mom doesn’t allow me buying it!
Hi Helen, I haven’t tried it but I’m sure it will work. Hope you like the krispy treats!
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I love LOVE LOVE strawberries!!! I will most definitely be trying these out. Thanks for sharing.
No where in the ingredients list is listed oats or flax. It’s in the first step of directions. What amounts are used?
Oops, just updated the instructions! I’ve made this recipe before and had added oats and flax in it, but omitted it later on when I retested it. 🙂
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.😋
Just updated the instructions! This recipe is the updated version, where I omitted the oats and flax (I just forgot to rewrite this step in the instructions) 🙂
I really like your recipes!
these look beaut ! i realy like you
No where in the fixings list is recorded oats or flax. It’s in the initial step of headings. What sums are utilized
My blog doesn’t mention flax or oats anymore because this is a revamped recipe. Where are you seeing oats and flax in the “initial step of headings”?
These look beaut..I really like your recipes!!!
when its comes to strawberry i hate them but i am going try this recipe.
nice post thanks for sharing more…
looks tasty and healthy too i am going to try it on my weekend.
Oh my goodness these look amazing,My father doesn’t allow me buying it??
awesome post thanks for sharing more…
the ingredients don’t list the flax, oats or marshmallows.?nice post thanks for sharing more…Thank you.
I updated the recipe a while back… that’s why oats, flax, and marshmallows aren’t in the ingredient list and instructions anymore 🙂
wow!!wow . LOVE strawberries. awesome post thanks for sharing more?????
These look yummy and tasty! really i like your recipes. thanku for sharing this post.
Wow! I like Strawaberries Flavours… Thanku for sharing the awesome post… keep it up.
I really like your recipes! awesome These look like so yummy !!! Thank you for sharing…….
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Awesome post. I really like your recipes. Thank you for sharing this great post. Good effort. Keep it up.
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mouth watering recipes thanks for sharing i really like it
thanks for sharing it looks like so tasty and mouthwatering
gasp! I just found your krispy treat section and I am LOVING IT! I have never seen so many variations of this snack 😉 looks so good! thank you for sharing