Anyone else have a sweet tooth that sometimes gets a little out of control? The Funderburks come by it naturally. I’m pretty sure Coop could live on nothing but sugar if we’d let him.
Which is a huge reason why I’m always trying to compromise. It’s no fun giving up sweets entirely, so why not find or make healthier versions every now and then so we can practice balance?
These rice crispy treats are not only easy to make, but they’re so versatile that you can truly make this recipe your own. Plus, they’re delicious. My only complaint (and I can complain because it’s my recipe) is that I often find myself guilty of eating the entire pan. Still working on that “balance” thing.Print
Sweet, gooey, and healthy version of everyone’s favorite treat!
- 5 cups of rice crispy cereal (I always opt for a gluten-free, organic brand)
- 3/4 cup organic natural honey
- 3/4 cup all natural nut butter (no sugars or added oils)
- a pinch of sea salt
- a dash of vanilla extract – optional
(Because the honey and nut butter combined is so sweet, you don’t really need the dash of vanilla extract; use your judgement and your own taste buds to decide!)
- dried fruit (we love goji berries because they’re a super food that’s super healthy)
- cacao nibs for your chocolate fix!
- Melt the honey and peanut butter together until well combined (you can do this on the stovetop or in the microwave, just be sure not to overheat)
- Combine with the rice crispies until mixed thoroughly
- Add in your optional ingredients if you’re using any
- Spread evenly into an 8×11 cooking pan (you may want to grease or put parchment paper down first)
- Chill in the fridge for about 45-60 minutes
- Snack away!
This recipe makes anywhere between 12-20 servings, depending how big you cut those pieces!
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Natasha Funderburk is a wife, #boymom, NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Consultant, and ACE-Behavior Change Specialist. When not watching her son play baseball, she can be found on various writing platforms, coaching her clients to live their best lives, drinking all the coffee, and conducting living-room dance parties.