Foodie Friday – Clean Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

Foodie Friday – Clean Rice Crispy Treats Recipe

We always love a healthy twist on retro favourites! These rice crispy treats pack a protein boost…

rice crispy treats recipe

Clean Rice Crispy Treats

Can we throwback to our childhood lunch box for a second? Rice crispy treats were a staple, and the one snack which people would trade their whole brown bag for. While traditional rice crispy treats rely on marshmallows and butter to hold together, this one uses nut butter and brown rice syrup, with an additional boost of protein powder.

10 minutes, plus 30 minutes to firm up


  • 1⁄2 cup gluten-free crispy rice cereal of choice
  • 2 tablespoons protein powder (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons nut butter of choice
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice syrup (or substitute with maple syrup)
  • Chocolate, to drizzle (optional)


  1. Line a small plate with baking paper/greaseproof paper and set it aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine your crispy rice cereal with protein powder and mix until they are combined.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, melt your nut butter with your syrup. Pour them over the dry mixture and gently stir until they are fully combined.
  4. Using your hands, form the rice crispy into a ball or bar shape and transfer it to the lined plate. Drizzle it with chocolate and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until it’s firm.

I prefer brown rice syrup, as it is much stickier than maple syrup and holds the rice crispy treat together better. If you use maple syrup, you may consider increasing the amount by a teaspoon or two to ensure it does not fall apart.

If you have difficulty forming the rice crispy into a bar or ball shape, lightly wet your hands prior to doing so. Sugar-free maple syrup will not work for this—it simply does not have the natural stickiness necessary.

You can use a milk of your choice to help form the bar, but you’d need to freeze the rice crispy treat or enjoy it immediately to avoid it becoming soggy.


Calories 363, Protein 15 grams, Fat 17 grams, Fiber 3 grams

Clean Sweets: Simple, High-Protein Desserts for One /  Arman Liew / Published by Countryman Press March 2017


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