Diet Rice Krispy Treats- Recipe
On a diet but need a sweet pick me up? I have a huge sweet tooth and these always do the trick and at only 83 calories a treat!
Butter-flavored cooking spray
3 cups 100% whole grain crispy brown rice cereal (I used Erewhon brand)
¼ cup coconut sugar
¼ cup light agave nectar
¼ cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened unsalted all-natural creamy peanut butter
Lightly coat an 8″ x 8″ baking dish with cooking spray. Place the cereal in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
Place a medium nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add the sugar and agave and slowly bring the mixture to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to low and add the peanut butter. Stir until the peanut butter is melted and the mixture is well combined.
Pour the peanut butter mixture into the bowl with the cereal. Using a rubber spatula, mix until the cereal is well incorporated. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and, using a piece of parchment or waxed paper, firmly press the cereal into the pan. Allow to cool completely. Cut into 16 squares. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Per serving: 83 calories, 2 g protein, 13 g carbohydrate!