Delicious, easy to make, and healthy. Two of those words describe Rice Krispy Treats, and one is a bit of a stretch! Traditional Rice Krispy snacks are one of America’s favorite sweet snacks, but is there a low-sugar alternative? After all, you probably want to keep the kids from bouncing off the walls!
Well, you’re in luck. Ditch the traditional sugar-laden Krispy Treats! Instead, consider an all-natural, low-sugar, gourmet nut butter as a substitute. These nutrageous Rice Krispy treat recipes use superfood nut butter to bring down the sugar content and boost the flavor. The kids will love them and they’re healthy to boot!
Wait, Rice Krispy Treats With Nut Butters?
Think of nut butter as a superfood. Loaded with great-tasting ingredients, nut butters are a versatile foodstuff that can satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. Even better, nut butters have a fraction of the sugar you’ll find in similar products. Processed ‘nut spreads’ can have up to 30 grams of sugar per serving! A single serving of Betsy’s Best Coconut Cashew Butter, for example, sits pretty at a mere 3 grams of sugar per serving.
A traditional Rice Krispy treat comes loaded with processed sugars and preservatives. That’s no good for the children — we want to teach healthy habits, after all — and it’s unnecessary. Why resort to high-sugar, unhealthy Rice Krispy recipes? A delicious superfood alternative exists in Betsy’s Best Rice Krispy Treats!
Betsy’s Best Rice Krispy Treats uses a combination of nut butter, sprouted brown rice cereal, honey, and a dash of other ingredients to make the perfect snack. Betsy’s Best isn’t reinventing the wheel here — well, maybe a little — but we are certainly reimagining it!
How Do You Choose Which Nut Butter To Use?
One of the wonders of an ample selection of delicious nut butter is that there’s an almost endless supply of combinations you can whip up in the kitchen. What nut butter to use depends entirely on what taste you’re chasing! For Rice Krispy Treats, a classic Cinnamon Peanut Butter works fantastically well. If you’re craving some almond in your snack, Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter makes for a delicious Krispy treat.
Sorry, Nuts Are A No-Go. What About Nut Alternatives?
You’re in luck! Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter is the perfect alternative if you or someone in your family suffers from a pesky nut allergy. If you’ve heard that alternatives never live up to the real thing, let’s put that to rest right now — Besty’s Best Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter is as delicious as it is healthy!
Betsy’s Best Chocolate Nut Butter Krispy Treats: Ingredients and Preparation
Ever look at the recipe for the “Original Rice Krispy Treat”? It’s as delicious as it is unhealthy (and that’s saying something). You’re looking at processed marshmallows, tubs of butter high in saturated fat, and more sugar than you can shake a stick at.
The first thing you’ll note about Betsy’s Best Chocolate Nut Butter Krispy Treats is that there’s only a handful of ingredients. Every ingredient is as natural as can be — nothing processed here! We designed this recipe for anyone looking for that perfect blend of nutrition-packed flavor.
Let’s get to it. You’ll need the following ingredients:
- 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1 10-ounce bag of natural marshmallows (Dandies Marshmallows contain no high fructose corn syrup if you’re looking for a recommendation)
- 1/2 cup Betsy’s Best Gourmet peanut, almond, or seed butters
- 5 cups of One Degree Veganic Sprouted Brown Rice Cacao Crisps Cereal
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips or raw cacao chips
Now, try comparing our recipe to a more traditional one. You’ll note that our recipe has no added sugar, no processed ingredients, and no butter loaded with saturated fats. This is where superfood ingredients like nut butters, seeds, and honey truly shine — you get full flavor with no added sugar tax!
The Cooking Process
With all your ingredients ready, it’s time to get cooking! You’ll want to:
- Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with coconut oil or use a non-stick cooking spray.
Once you’ve greased the pan properly, you’ll need to:
- In a large pot, melt 3 tablespoons of coconut oil.
Many alternative Rice Krispy Treat recipes fall short in this critical category: they don’t produce gooey treats! The best Rice Krispy Treats are gooey, sticky, and filled with pure deliciousness. A good quality coconut oil works wonders to produce that effect.
- Add the marshmallows and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until they melt completely. This should take about 5-8 minutes.
Tip: Keep a close eye on the marshmallows as they melt — if they start to brown and bubble, the heat is too high.
- Add the Betsy’s Best and honey and stir until incorporated.
Remember to mix thoroughly. You want a nice, consistent texture to the mixture.
- Remove from the heat and immediately add the cacao crisp cereal, hemp and chia seeds.
Tip: Use a wood spoon to stir and coat the cereal and seeds completely.
- Sprinkle in the dark chocolate chips and give one more stir.
How many dark chocolate chips you end up using is up to you. The recommended ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips provides a velvety layer of flavor that brings the recipe together. Of course, feel free to adjust the chocolate to your taste.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and, using a sheet of wax paper or the back of a spatula coated with coconut oil, press evenly on the mixture to form it in the pan.
This part can get a bit tricky. Make sure to press the mixture down as consistently as possible — if the surface is irregular, the treats may cook unevenly!
- Let the Rice Krispie treats cool completely, then cut them into squares and serve. This recipe yields 24 squares.
Tip: Try not to eat them all at once — the kids will want a bite!
What About The Different Nut Butter Options?
The above recipe calls for peanut, almond, or sunflower seed butter. The choice is yours — any will work fantastically well — and it’s simple enough to substitute your flavor of choice. The recipe doesn’t change between each nut butter, so feel free to whip up a batch of each and see which one the kids love the most!
Cinnamon Peanut Butter
Chocolate and peanut butter is a natural marriage of amazing flavors. If you’ve got a hankering for some peanut goodness, Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter is an excellent choice. The dash of cinnamon, organic honey, and Demerara sugar (for sweetness) rounds out the Rice Krispy Treat nicely!
Cinnamon Almond Butter
If you’re craving almond-infused treats, Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter may be the best choice for your Rice Krispy Treat. With this nut butter, you swap out the creamy richness of peanut butter for the nutty goodness of all-natural almonds. That’s a winning combination!
Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter
Sunflower seed butter has a completely unique taste (in a good way!). If you’ve never tried, now’s a perfect time. It has a unique, roasted flavor that eschews overt sweetness in favor of subtle creaminess. As we mentioned above, Betsy’s Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter is perfect for anyone with traditional nut allergies. Of course, don’t avoid it if you don’t have an allergy — we find that many people fall in love with Betsy’s Best Sunflower Seed Butter after a single spoonful.
And It’s Actually Healthy?
Take a look at the ingredients. Coconut oil? Brown rice cereal? Chia and hemp seeds? These are natural, organic ingredients that are as healthy as can be. Toss in a bit of natural dark chocolate and you’ve got yourself a recipe loaded with superfoods.
You’ll reap the rewards from:
- Plenty of antioxidants
- Healthy, omega-3 fatty acids
- Important vitamins and nutrients
- No added saturated foods, oils, or sugar
And, of course, you’re not ingesting handfuls of processed sugar and unnatural ingredients that make up so many other foods. If there’s one takeaway from Betsy’s Best Chocolate Nut Butter Krispy Treats, it’s that delicious sweet treats don’t need scoops of added sugar. The natural flavor of our nut butter, a dash of organic honey, and a hint of Demerara add plenty of sweetness to the dish.
Betsy’s Best Chocolate Nut Butter Krispy Treats: Perfect For Any Occasion
Looking for a quick snack to pep up the kids? Want to reward the family with something delicious? If that sounds familiar, Betsy’s Best Rice Krispy Treat is for you.
Feel free to visit Betsy’s Best blog here for more recipes using our yummy nut butters. You’ll find recipes for everything from smoothies to salads — that’s how versatile nut butter is!
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