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Healthy Peanut Butter & Honey Rice Krispie Snacks

By Kelsey Banfield |

Rice Krispie TreatsJennifer and I share a love of Rice Krispies Treats and healthy snack food for our kids. This is why we decided to team up today to bring you two variations on a delicious healthy treat. For my version of Peanut Butter & Honey Rice Krispie Snacks I stir together Rice Krispies, honey, peanut butter, oats, dried cherries and mini-chocolate chips. They kind of taste like trail mix, only so much better. I like to roll them in little balls and put them in mini-muffin cups for serving. This way they can be served up at home or to a crowd. They have become especially popular at playdates with my daughter and her friends. I am always happy to make up a batch for them because I know that contain natural ingredients without any of the harsh preservatives found on store-bought snacks foods.

Peanut Butter & Honey Rice Krispie Snacks

1/3 cup all natural honey

¼ cup crunchy peanut butter

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup crispy rice cereal

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oat

¼ cup dried cranberries

¼ cup mini chocolate chips

Melt butter, honey, and peanut butter in a large saucepan. Stir well over medium heat until it is a smooth mixture. Remove from heat and pour in the cereal, dried cranberries, oats, and chocolate chips. Mix well. The chocolate chips will melt a bit. Scoop the mixture into mini-muffin cups and refrigerate until set!

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About Kelsey Banfield


Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield is the food writer and the founder of The Naptime Chef. She writes a daily food column for Babble Food and her food writing has also appeared in the places like Parents magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Kelsey lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kelsey's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “Healthy Peanut Butter & Honey Rice Krispie Snacks

  1. Brenda Yasinski says:

    This is a great recipe – I made similar treats to help my daughter gain weight and get added protein after being on a medical diet — the dietician said an easy way to do that with kids is make it fun and easy.
    She said protein balls are a good thing – you can add anything to the mix to make them appealing to each persons likes.
    I like this recipe with the Rice Krispies because it’s a lighter treat – less peanut butter.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kay says:

    Great idea, just wish you would eliminate the rice krispies as they are such an unhealthy food for anyone, especially growing children

  3. Julie says:

    I made thrse today and they turned out great. Always glad to have a healthier treat for the kids’ desserts. And, I have a blog post set for next week about National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month, so thanks for the heads up.

  4. ottersln says:

    These sound wonderful and I am going to make some for my grandson! You could use cheerios or another healthier cereal (whole grain) to make it more healthy if you think the Rice Krispies are unhealthy.

  5. Kymmie says:

    i made these today and used Cherrios instead of the rice cereal. So yummy!

  6. Erica says:

    hey! I made these today, placed currants instead of cranberries and left out the choc chips….sooooo yummy! Never thought eating healthy would taste this good. Thanks for the recipe :)

  7. Erica says:

    you can add anything to this and still tastes great. I added chia and sesame seeds and ground flax. The bowels are gonna be a rockin.

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