Thursday, May 9, 2013

PB Rice Krispie Treats

Substituting PB for marshmallows makes a surprisingly tasty treat and makes them all natural with less sugar too!


¼ cup chocolate chips (I used the Enjoy Life Brand, which is dairy and soy free)
1 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter (I used Trader Joes salted crunchy)
1/2 cup pure maple syrup or honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2.5 cups rice krispies


In a medium bowl combine the peanuts butter, syrup or honey and vanilla extract and mix well.  Stir in the krispies and continue to mix until well incorporated. . Press mixture into an 8 by 8 inch pan. (Lining the pan with a large rectangular piece of parchment paper, placing the mixture on one side and then folding the paper over to press down works nicely since the dough is so sticky.)   Refrigerate for at least one hour.  Store in the fridge in an airtight container

Makes 16 squares, 16 servings

Serving size: 1 square Calories 150 Protein 4 g Carb 14 g Fiber 1 g Sugars 8 g Fat 9 g Saturated fat 1.5 g Sodium  95 mg


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