Chocolate Chip Rice Krispies Squares – DF/GF
A healthy variation on a classic recipe. These rice krispies squares are allergy friendly, reduced in process sugar and still delicious. They’re the perfect sticky treat for both kids and moms alike.
Some dessert recipes just bring you back to being a kid (like chocolate chip cookies!)- and rice krispies squares definitely fall into that category! These copy cat rice krispies squares contain all the yummy addictiveness but leave out the processed ingredients.
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Store these squares in the freezer and let thaw for 5-10 minutes before eating. They can sit out longer but they definitely get stickier! And seriously, let the mixture cool before adding the chocolate chips. otherwise all the chips melt and leave you with brown squares and no crunch. Note: all of these health boosting ingredients can be purchased through my favorite retailer Well.ca– and the best part is that they offer free shipping!
Copycat Rice Krispies Squares – Gluten Free
Store these squares in the freezer and let thaw for 5-10 minutes before eating. They can sit out longer but they definitely get stickier!
And seriously, let the mixture cool before adding the chocolate chips. otherwise all the chips melt and leave you with brown squares and no crunch.
Note: all of these health boosting ingredients can be purchased through my favorite retailer Well.ca– and the best part is that they offer free shipping!
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A Kid- Friendly Recipe
Rice krispies squares were always around when I was a kid. I remember my helping my mom make them on multiple occasions and then begging her to make them when I was older.
This is because I sucked in the kitchen so badly I always screwed them up (how, how do you even do that!?). So I left the important things, like treats, to her 😛
And now that my daughter is old enough for delicious, gooey things, the sticky squares I loved had to make it onto the menu!
Most people think that because I’m a personal trainer and health nut I don’t enjoy treats. And how wrong you are.
Like everyone else, I LOVE to indulge. My mission though is to just find and create healthier versions of the indulgences so I’m not just riding a sugar high.
Why To Make The Switch In The Rice Krispie Square Recipe
While I have fond memories of whipping up batches of rice krispies squares, the traditional rice krispies squares recipe kind of sucks. It’s simple….. but between the marshmallow and added sugar there’s really nothing overly good about them.
One of the reasons I dislike the original rice krispie recipe is that there are zero stabiliizers in it. Meaning, you get your sugar spike from the ingredients but nothing to taper it.
With this copycat recipe, you at least get the benefits of the almond butter to help slow everything down.
Almond butter is a staple in my house because you can use it in just about anything (like chocolate fudge!)
Almonds are full of healthy fats, calcium and all-around good nutrients Plus, adding it in helps keep the bars together.
Many people stay avoid raw honey but I love it. It’s naturally made, and with locally made honey, regular consumption can help prevent seasonal allergies as your body builds up a bit more resistance to the local pollen.
To keep the squares dairy free I used Enjoy Life chocolate chips. If you haven’t noticed, I am a chocolate fiend. Seriously, I have an addiction. I put chocolate in EVERYTHING (check out the benefits of chocolate).
The chocolate chips in this rice krispies squares recipe help keep them crunchy but also give a little added dose of sweetness. Really, you can never go wrong with chocolate.
So, while the traditional rice krispie squares may not be a healthy option for my daughters, I’m pretty happy that both my girls will be able to still enjoy the sticky deliciousness of this copycat recipe.
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If you’re looking to relive your childhood treat but with a healthier version- you’re found it! These healthy, sticky, copycat rice krispies squares are tasty but at least provide a teeny bit of balance when it comes to sugar and stabilization. They’re dairy free, gluten free, delicious and totally addictive.