Rice Krispie Treats are one of my favorite lower calorie sweet treats (yes they still do have a significant amount of sugar). Even more I love putting a fun and creative twist on the traditional recipe. It has been while since I posted a Rice Krispie treat recipe so here you go!
Rice Krispie Treats are one of the first desserts I learned how to cook. I believe one year at summer camp we made them using a microwave. Every since I have been addicted!
To make these treats healthier I used a light buttery spread to replace the butter and lessoned the marshmallows a small amount. I added fruit through a dried fruit source, however you could also try adding frozen strawberries. If you have a gluten sensitivity you could substitute the Rice Krispies for a similar gluten free cereal (marshmallows are gluten free).
It took me a few tries to get the recipe just right. The first time I made the recipe I forgot to turn down the heat when I added the Rice Krispies and I got “snap, crackle, pop”. Not a sound you want to hear while making Rice Krispie treats. Another time I added less buttery spread and they treats ended up extremely hard, so hard I had to pry them out of the glass pan. As I pried little Rice Krispies flew across the kitchen.
What is your favorite way to enjoy Rice Krispies? Check out another recipe Pistachio Rice Krispie Treats.
Your family’s dietitian,
- 3 tablespoons Smart Balance Light
- 4 cups mini marshmellows
- 1 cup dried strawberries
- 5 cups Rice Krispies
- 3.4 oz Sugar-free instant pudding mix (Cheesecake flavor)
- Non-stick cooking spray