Add some fresh strawberries, blueberries and pineapple to the healthy Rice Krispy Treats for a little extra healthy nutrients.
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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.
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.
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
- 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
Spray a 13 x 9” pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Get out three bowls. Place one of the fruit in each bowl. Add 2 cups of puffed rice cereal to each bowl.
Over medium-low heat, melt together coconut oil and marshmallows.
Divide marshmallow mixture between the three bowls.
Mix to combine. (I find spraying a spoon with non-stick cooking spray helpful)
Spread strawberry mixture along the long end of the baking dish, covering one third of the dish.
Press the pineapple mixture next to the strawberry mixture. Pressing down to compact.
Finally press the blueberry mixture into the final third of the baking dish.
Let the treats sit to set.
Spray a cookie cutter with non-stick cooking spray and cut out treats into cute Easter shapes, or simply cut into squares.
Cal 89/Fat 2g/Carbs 19g/Fiber 1g/Protein 1g I calculated 4 Weight Watcher smart points
Happy Healthy Eating,
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