Nutrition Tips

Rice Krispie Treats: The Less Evil Cookie

rice krispie treats

When it comes to desserts, Rice Krispie treats are one of the best choices if you’re watching your weight.  Compared to cookies, brownies, cakes, pastries etc, they’re relatively low in calories and fat.  So next time you’re craving something sweet, whip up a batch of these light & airy treats. Want to jazz them up a little?  Here are some ideas:

  • Use peanut butter instead of butter
  • Add 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • Add 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips to the top of the treats
  • Use puffed millet or puffed rice instead of Rice Krispies for a more natural treat
  • Replace the Rice Krispies with unbuttered, unsalted popcorn, to make popcorn balls (be careful not to get any hard kernels in the mix so you save your teeth!)
  • Replace 1 cup of the Rice Krispies with 1 cup bran flakes to boost fiber & crunch

No matter what variety you choose to make, watch your portion size, as they’re easy to eat a lot of!

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    Amelia Doherty
    September 20, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Yum! You just reminded me how much I love rice krispie treats! Love the suggestions for mixing it up a little. I’m definitely trying them out later this week 🙂

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