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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Healthified Rice Krispie Treats

For me today was a day filled with lessons.  Some of the new nuggets of knowledge now lodged in my brain:

1.)  Dissecting an animal in lab for the first time is not the scariest thing in the world, but afterwards an appetite will be nonexistent.
2.)  Walking dogs while volunteering at the SPCA is a fabulous way to spend a sunny afternoon and is something I should do more often.
3.) A sure way to become instant friends with ladies at the local coffee shop is to laugh out loud unintentionally while reading The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz.

Today was actually a pretty wonderful day and I wanted to end it by sharing a recipe with you!

Yes you!

The one at the computer screen.

These rice krispie treats are not what one would normally expect when they hear the phrase.  But if you keep an open mind and give them a try anyway, I think you'll really like them.

The one thing you'll want to remember when making these is peanut butter and honey aren't as good of a binder as marshmallows are, so you'll want to really press them into the pan and let them set up for a little bit for best results.

If you're looking for a satisfying rice krispie treat with a slightly healthier side, these are the way to go.

Try them and then meet me at a coffee shop for some good times and David Lebovitz.


Healthified Rice Krispie Treats
Servings: 9 large or 16 small

1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup natural oats
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 cups rice krispie cereal

Combine peanut butter and honey in a heat proof bowl.  Microwave for 15-30 seconds and stir until melted and smooth.  Add the cereal to the peanut butter/honey mixture and stir until well combined.  Stir in oats and cranberries until well dispersed.  Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray and press rice krispie mixture firmly inside.  Refrigerate for at least 30 min or up to one day.  Cut into 16 squares and enjoy.  Treats are best if kept in the refrigerator and hold together better the longer they are in there.

Recipe adapted from: Savoring the Thyme

1 comment:

  1. GIRL when are we gonna meet at the coffee shop for some David Lebovitz?