To honor my sister's efforts of growing her nuggets strong and healthy, I thought I’d try my hand at some ‘healthier’ more macro-rich version of one of the classic kiddo favorites, Rice Krispie Treats. I modified the ingredients to lower the sugar and carbs while maintaining flavor integrity and still make them power packed with gut-nurturing Protein and Collagen!
Keyword: peanut butter
Author: Christen Rodgers
⅓ cupCB Supplements Multi Collagen Powder
1cupNatural Creamy Peanut Butter (no sugar added*)
⅓ cupCup Granular Swerveor other alternative herb-based sweetener
Line an 8 in square pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
Place peanut butter (or alternative), coconut oil, maple syrup, Swerve, and vanilla extract into a medium heated pan. Mix continuously until smooth and well combined, (mixture will start to caramelize within 1-2 minutes)
Add in Collagen Powder 1-2 Tbsp at a time, until fully incorporated.
Remove from heat, Stir in Rice Cereal.
One mixed, immediately pour into prepared pan. Using a spatula, press and smooth into an even, very tightly packed layer.
Chill in fridge for about 30 minutes.
Cut into 16 Bars (seriously take my advice, and do this quickly so you don’t make this just 4 BIG servings) sprinkle with a little Salt.
Enjoy the peaceful easy feeling that you’ve made something nutritious and delicious for your family!
Most Peanut Butters add unnecessary sugar and oils to make it more appealing to the palate. So, you want to read the labels and be sure to only purchase Natural Peanut Butter. Smuckers has a great low-cost option. Stay away from ‘no-stir’ labels, as they indicate unnecessary and harmful additives to keep the butter and the oils from doing what they do naturally, separate.
If Peanut allergies are a problem, no worries! You can swap out the Natural Peanut Butter for your favorite alternative butter spreads like, Nuttzo Peanut-Free Seed-Powered Fuel, Almond Butter or Sunflower Butter.
If you choose an alternative to peanut butter, you may need to add 1-2 Tablespoons of additional Coconut Oil to ensure a smooth consistency.