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February 7, 2010 5:52 AM
I really REALLY wanted rice crispy treats, but I wanted to take a healthier approach to the traditional snack. So I used all natural puffed rice cereal instead. They came out really good! And at 55 calories a square, they're virtually guilt-free! (As long as you can resist eating the whole pan!)

What you need:
- 6 cups puffed rice cereal (I used and organic, all natural cereal with no additives.)
- 10 oz marshmallows (I used Kraft jet puffed.)
- 3 tbsps butter (I used unsalted.)
- 3 oz. dark chocolate (Optional, but highly recommend! I used Endangered Species 72% dark chocolate.)

What to do:
- Melt butter in large sauce pan over med/low heat.
- Add marshmallows and stir until smooth.
- Turn off heat and mix in puffed rice cereal.
- Press into a lightly greased 14x10 inch pan. (I greased mine very lightly with olive oil.)
- Break chocolate bar into chunks into a microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave; stirring at 30 second intervals until melted.
- Drizzle melted chocolate over puffed rice mixture.
- Let set for about an hour or until chocolate has solidified again.
- Cut into 2 inch squares with a sharp knife and enjoy! (Yields 35 squares.)

They aren't as sweet as regular rice crispy treats, but they are super delicious and chewy! I put them into the MFP database as "Megan's Puffed Rice Treats" if you want to see their detailed nutritional info.
Edited by gummibaehr On February 7, 2010 5:53 AM
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February 7, 2010 6:11 AM
yum! sounds great! thanks for sharing !!
February 7, 2010 7:05 AM
Ooooh yum! Thanks :)

(and putting them into the database helps!)
  360894
February 7, 2010 7:53 AM
bump sounds good!
February 7, 2010 8:11 AM
QUOTE:

I really REALLY wanted rice crispy treats, but I wanted to take a healthier approach to the traditional snack. So I used all natural puffed rice cereal instead. They came out really good! And at 55 calories a square, they're virtually guilt-free! (As long as you can resist eating the whole pan!)

What you need:
- 6 cups puffed rice cereal (I used and organic, all natural cereal with no additives.)
- 10 oz marshmallows (I used Kraft jet puffed.)
- 3 tbsps butter (I used unsalted.)
- 3 oz. dark chocolate (Optional, but highly recommend! I used Endangered Species 72% dark chocolate.)

What to do:
- Melt butter in large sauce pan over med/low heat.
- Add marshmallows and stir until smooth.
- Turn off heat and mix in puffed rice cereal.
- Press into a lightly greased 14x10 inch pan. (I greased mine very lightly with olive oil.)
- Break chocolate bar into chunks into a microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave; stirring at 30 second intervals until melted.
- Drizzle melted chocolate over puffed rice mixture.
- Let set for about an hour or until chocolate has solidified again.
- Cut into 2 inch squares with a sharp knife and enjoy! (Yields 35 squares.)

They aren't as sweet as regular rice crispy treats, but they are super delicious and chewy! I put them into the MFP database as "Megan's Puffed Rice Treats" if you want to see their detailed nutritional info.


I made similar treats! I used:
6 cups of cereal
4 tbsp of butter (but would probably be fine with less)
1 10-ounce package of strawberry marshmallowslove
1 tsp of vanilla (I HATE rice crispy treats usually, but I make them with a touch of vanilla, and I love them! laugh )

I used the same method to make them- I bet the strawberry ones would be extra good with the chocolate drizzle you mentioned, gummibaehr! love
February 8, 2010 8:12 AM
Oooh, sounds yummy. I've been needing a new sweet treat...getting tired of diet coke cake!
  71297
February 10, 2010 7:38 PM
BUMPITY BUMP!
March 27, 2011 1:32 AM
Thanks for sharing your recipes! I just created my own after looking at various recipes online and modifying it for my tastes. I used fiber one cereal-- half original bran and half honey clusters (my first experience with crispy marshmallow treats was with corn flakes rather than crisped rice, so I'm partial to flakes). I also added it to the database and listed them as "FiberOne Krispymallow treats". It has just enough marshmallow to hold the cereal together rather than drown it in sweetness. I made my servings pretty small but I think they would make a great breakfast on the go or road trip treat.
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March 27, 2011 1:39 AM
bump flowerforyou
March 27, 2011 6:32 PM
oh yummy! thanks for sharing! i love puffed rice cereal!
Edited by aecryan On March 27, 2011 6:32 PM
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March 27, 2011 6:34 PM
definitely making these! rice crispies are my fave :)

bump
March 27, 2011 6:38 PM
Great!!! Sounds healthy and sweet. Can't wait to try it!!!! smile

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