Rice Krispie treats are one of my favorite childhood snacks. Love the gooey crunchy texture and sweetness… but now that I know better, not loving all of the sugar and other refined carbohydrates. That’s why I revamped this comfort food classic to create my Puffed Quinoa Peanut Butter Squares with Chocolate Chips. They feature whole grains, natural sweetener and contain some healthy fats and protein to keep blood sugar levels stable. Now here’s a snack kids of all ages will love!
This yummy recipe has no refined sugar because it’s sweetened with the goodness of dates. That means natural sweetness packaged with fiber for a healthy digestive system and iron to help your red blood cells carry oxygen around your body. All good things!
These healthier rice krispie squares are also technically no-bake, although you do need to create the date syrup on the stovetop. If you’d rather use some maple syrup or honey, that would work too (although kids under 2 shouldn’t have unpasteurized honey… and that will mean the recipe isn’t vegan).Healthier Rice Krispie treats you'll love! No refined sugar, #vegan, #glutenfree & whole grain Click To Tweet
I’m also seriously obsessed with adding chocolate chips to recipes because a little goes a long way. Adding in a sprinkle of them really helps with my chocolate cravings! Look for vegan chocolate chips or get some dark chocolate chips for extra antioxidant power.
Puffed Quinoa Peanut Butter Squares with Chocolate Chips and Shredded Coconut
A Healthy Rice Krispie Treats Alternative!
Serve with some cold vanilla almond milk for a delicious and nourishing after-school snack or evening treat.