These healthy homemade “peanut butter” Rice Krispie treats are quick & easy – made without marshmallows and dipped in chocolate for the ultimate kid-friendly comfort food. Refined-sugar free and made with just a bit of natural sweetener!
What makes them healthy?
These naturally gluten-free 5-minute rice cereal treats are made with sprouted rice cereal which makes them easier to digest. They don’t contain any sugar or soy-laden marshmallow (or difficult to make homemade marshmallow). In addition, they contain gut-healing Vital Protein Collagen Peptides, grass-fed ghee, organic sunbutter and just a bit of natural sweetener (organic honey and pure maple syrup).
How flexible is this recipe?
Very flexible! You can use any crunchy cereal of choice. One Degree Organics makes a plain sprouted brown rice cereal and a cocoa flavored sprouted rice cereal for a “Peanut Butter” & Chocolate version of this recipe! Use cashew or almond butter in place of the sunbutter if desired.
How can I make it dairy-free?
Make it dairy-free by replacing the ghee with a 50/50 ratio of coconut oil and palm shortening or even coconut oil and coconut butter! It’ll be a little coconut-y tasting if you do the latter – just a forewarning!
My recommended brands of chocolate.
I prefer to source fair-trade, low-sugar dark chocolate for this recipe. My favorite affordable healthy dark chocolate bar is the Equal Exchange Panama Extra Dark Chocolate. It’s not too bitter like a lot of dark chocolates and melts smoothly for this recipe.
1/2 cup organic sunbutter
1/4 cup grass-fed ghee, room temperature
1/4 cup collagen peptides
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups sprouted rice cereal
1 2.8 ounce bar of dark chocolate
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sunbutter, ghee, collagen, maple, honey and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Stir in the sprouted rice cereal until mixed well.
- Line a 9×4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Spread mixture into loaf pan and use a second sheet of parchment paper to firmly press the mixture down and towards the edges. Refrigerate for an hour until firm and set.
- Melt dark chocolate in the microwave (or use a double boiler) in a shallow bowl. Slice Rice Krispie treats into 8 squares and dip the bottom of each square in the chocolate until well coated. Drizzle each square with remaining chocolate. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until chocolate solidifies. Serve cold or room temp.