Healthy Rice Krispie Treats


Healthy Rice Krispie Treats

Over 80 years ago, Kellogg's invented Rice Krispie cereal and the recipe for Rice Krispie treats was created. It was an instant hit and since then millions of households have eaten these treats in different forms and recipes, but the rice cereal has always been the base ingredient.
These old fashioned classic treats are salty-sweet and the perfect balance of crispy, gooey, soft and chewy. But it is now time for this nostalgic favorite recipe to get a serious upgrade and a grown up twist to ‘healthify’ it.
Creating healthy versions of traditional recipes is one of my culinary passions, and when I was brainstorming easy, no-bake desserts and treats, the idea of healthy Krispie Treats was too tempting not to head into my kitchen to play.
This time we have NO refined sugar, butter or marshmallows and instead we now have a healthy and balanced snack. We still have the buttery, chewy, sweet, crunchy and a bit of salty, and…perfection.
This easy, way healthier Krispie treats recipe is made with coconut oil, peanut butter, honey and protein powder. 10 minutes to prep and this version will still receive both kid and grown-up approval.
These treats are delicious and will satisfy the sweet tooth while also being nutritious. They also make a healthy alternative to some traditionally non-healthy treats for an anytime snack, dessert or post workout treat.
For an even more indulgent treat, drizzle with dark chocolate and a sprinkle of sea salt. Yum!
Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword clean eating dessert or snack, healthy krispie treats, no bake krispie treats, protein krispie treats


  • 2 cups Rice Krispies cereal or any crispy brown rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup protein powder
  • 1/4 cup peanut (or any other nut or seed) butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Chocolate Drizzle (optional)

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil


  • Line an 8 x 8-inch baking tray with parchment paper ,taking it over the top and sides to act as a handle so removing the bars is easy. Alternatively, use any similar sized dish or loaf pan.
    In a medium saucepan on a low heat, gently melt peanut butter, honey and coconut oil and stir well until combined.
    Add rice Krispies and protein powder and mix until fully incorporated and all the cereal is well coated. (Mixing everything in the saucepan means you don’t have to wash another bowl. Always a good thing!)
    Scoop mixture into the lined pan and press firmly into place with a spatula or back of a spoon.  
    Refrigerate until firm. Remove from pan and cut into10-12 bars or 16 squares.

Chocolate Drizzle (if using)

  • Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in small dish and microwave with 20 second bursts stirring between each one until melted and smooth.
    Or use double boiler method - (pot of boiling water with a bowl resting on top) melt the chocolate chips and the coconut oil together.
    Once melted, drizzle over chilled bars or squares.
    Store in fridge for up to a week.
    Freeze in an airtight container for up to 2 months.Place parchment paper in between the layers to prevent the bars from sticking to each other. Allow the bars to soften in the fridge or at room temperature before serving.
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