Healthy Rice Krispy Treats with Fresh Fruit

Add some fresh strawberries, blueberries and pineapple to the healthy Rice Krispy Treats for a little extra healthy nutrients.

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Add a little fresh fruit to Healthy Rice Krispy Treats for a colorful and little healthier snack

 

I’ve been meaning to make healthy Rice Krispy Treats for years. Although I know it isn’t anything unique, but they are delicious. Even so I’m not going to tell you they are healthy, even with the fresh fruit. Rice Krispy Treats are loaded with sugar, but they will put a smile on your face.  You can even get fancy and use cute cookie cutters to make shapes.  My original plan was to make them Easter Egg shaped with half of one fruit and half of another.

That plan was foiled when I could not find an egg-shaped cookie cutter that was the size I wanted.  I have a huge one, but it was too big.  In addition, I found a littly bitty one, but it was so too small. Sadly I could not find one that was just right.  If I was one of those amazing bakers on “Cake Wars”, I probably could have sculpted perfectly egg-shaped Easter healthy Rice Krispy Treats.  If I had tried, they would have looked like squashed eggs or oblong circles.  Sadly I lack that kind of talent.
Add a little fresh fruit to Rice Krispy Treats for a colorful and little healthier snack

That’s OK, because these are so delicious. When you take a bite, you feel a burst of fresh fruit flavor explode in your mouth.  Yum!  Take a bite and your taste buds are consumed by the delicious raspberries.  Take another bite and feel the blueberry or pineapple flavor take over.  I loved those bursts of fruit deliciousness.  The real test was my daughter.  I knew she would automatically reach for the raspberry one.  It is her favorite fruit after all.  She did love it, but blueberry was her favorite.  I loved eating a combo of pineapple and raspberry.  I cut out a Rice Krispy Treat right from the center, half raspberry and half pineapple.  It was fun to have so many options of flavor.

Add a little fresh fruit to Rice Krispy Treats for a colorful and little healthier snack

These aren’t something we will eat all the time, but I loved that this special treat has some (albeit very small)nutrition in it.
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Healthy Rice Krispy Treats with Fresh Fruit

Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp . coconut oil
  • 10 oz . marshmallows
  • 6 cups rice puff cereal
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple

Instructions

  1. Spray a 13 x 9” pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Get out three bowls. Place one of the fruit in each bowl. Add 2 cups of puffed rice cereal to each bowl.
  3. Over medium-low heat, melt together coconut oil and marshmallows.
  4. Divide marshmallow mixture between the three bowls.
  5. Mix to combine. (I find spraying a spoon with non-stick cooking spray helpful)
  6. Spread strawberry mixture along the long end of the baking dish, covering one third of the dish.
  7. Press the pineapple mixture next to the strawberry mixture. Pressing down to compact.
  8. Finally press the blueberry mixture into the final third of the baking dish.
  9. Let the treats sit to set.
  10. Spray a cookie cutter with non-stick cooking spray and cut out treats into cute Easter shapes, or simply cut into squares.

Recipe Notes

Cal 89/Fat 2g/Carbs 19g/Fiber 1g/Protein 1g I calculated 4 Weight Watcher smart points


Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Add a little fresh fruit to Rice Krispy Treats for a colorful and little healthier snack

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Comments

  1. Oh wow, this takes rice crispy treats to a whole new level!
  2. What a fun twist on a classic! I coach elementary school cheerleading and I'm always looking for fun snack ideas like this :)
  3. This is simple yet yummy treat I could go anytime Christie... like it!
  4. Such a fun and colorful treat.
  5. I love this idea, and I can't believe of never thought to do this! Such a great recipe for the upcoming spring holidays. Definitely going to try these.
  6. Yum! I love this idea. Is it awful of me that I am sitting here thinking, fruit and cereal I could totally feed my kids these rice krispie treats for breakfast and not even feel bad about it? One question, how long do these keep and stay crispy with the fresh fruit in them?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Amy, I kept mine in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for about 3 days. They are more perishable with the fresh fruit.
  7. I absolutely love this idea! My boys are always begging for Rice Krispie Treats and I hesitate because of all the sugar. I need to try this!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Kelly, I really did not cut the sugar, but at least they will get a little fruit with their treats.
  8. Love how quick and easy these are to make, would make a fab treat on a kids birthday tea buffet!
  9. What a delicious idea! I can just imagine those big fresh berry bursts among the crispies. Love that you used coconut oil, too - pinned!
  10. oh, I know what Stella and I are making after school today!! LOVE these Christie
  11. You're right...they DO put a smile on my face! I would be afraid the wet fruit would sog them up, but they probably don't last long enough to even worry about that!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Dorothy, I used fresh blueberries to avoid some of the wetness from frozen. They are much more perishable than the regular, but the taste is so much better.
  12. I love you right now. These are some seriously scrumptious krispies. Love that you added fruit.
  13. I've added dried fruit to krispie treats, but never fresh! Awesome idea! I was always afraid they would add too much moisture! Now I know it works!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Renee, I was worried about that too but the fresh fruit was no problem. I would not use frozen fruit.
  14. Erica Schwarz says
    This is suck a great idea! I love making rice krispie treats but have never thought to add fruit. What a fantastic way to change this up. Love it!
  15. I would have never thought to add fruit to Rice Krispies treats! :) These look & sound so good. I will have to give it a try soon.
  16. Hello! Do we know about how many calories are in a serving of these delicious treats? My step mom has some heath issues to step around, so she has to keep tabs on her intake. Would love to make them for her if they don't blow her count for the day!

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