Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats



Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1 cup Smucker’s® Creamy Natural Peanut Butter*
  • 3 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
    Optional Add-ins
  • 1⁄2 cup plain or flavored protein powder
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped nuts
 

Nutrition

  • Amount: 1 ball
  • Calories: 109
  • Fat (g): 6
  • Sat. Fat (g): 1
  • Carb (g): 14
  • Fiber (g): 1
  • Protein (g): 3
  • Gluten free, Vegan

More


Directions

  • Put brown sugar, honey, and peanut butter in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat for 1 minute.
  • Stir until the brown sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour cereal (and protein powder if desired) into the bowl and stir until evenly mixed.
  • Use a small scoop to portion the mixture then use hands to compact the mixture into balls.
  • Lay the balls out to cool on a cookie sheet, then store in an airtight container.


Cooking Tip

Substitute another type of nut butter such as almond, cashew, or sunflower seed for the peanut butter if you prefer. Choose a whole grain puffed rice cereal to increase the fiber content of these snacks. Store extra in the freezer for up to 2 months.


Performance Fact

Including peanuts and other nuts in the diet may help reduce the inflammation caused by strenuous exercise. In addition, peanuts are a good source of monounsaturated fatty acids, which benefit heart health and may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease.