Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats are known for being insanely delicious and easy, and these Healthy Brown Rice Crispy Treats (or Bites) own up to that reputation! They’re made with actual Paleo marshmallows so you’ll get all the same ooey gooey marshmallow goodness, securing every puffy brown rice granule together. These sinless squares are refined sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and clean-eating certified!
Everyone is talking about getting healthier now that the New Year is here. Surprise, surprise, right? In that case, I wanted to provide you with a recipe that will have your once cherished Rice Krispies Treats thrown out the door. Why you ask? Because you simply won’t crave them anymore.
These Healthy Brown Rice Crispy Treats (or Bites) are your first step to kickin’ out the refined sugar and other harmful ingredients found in store-bought snacks.
If you read the last post on my tasty Paleo Peppermint Patties, you’ll recognize the little tree platter I’m holding, securing three Triple S originals I made for my family’s Christmas party. These Healthy Brown Rice Crispy Treats (or Bites) were one of them!
Out of everything I’ve made—ever—these marshmallowy squares are one of Michael’s favorite Triple S recipes! He got pretty upset when I told him that the whole batch of 64 bite-sized squares weren’t for him.
Can you blame him? Look at the irresistible deliciousness going on!! 😋 Don’t those curvy trails of hardened white marshmallows urge your mind to wonder of the world of infinite tastiness they came from? Just in case you already didn’t know—Sabrina’s Sinless Secrets. 😉
Sorry for rambling. I’m just trying to get you as excited as I am about these!! 😄
Anyways, prior to me making Healthy Brown Rice Crispy Treats (or Bites), I told Michael my Christmas baking agenda: Paleo Peppermint Patties, Paleo Strawberry Swirl Walnut White Chocolate Fudge, and Healthy Brown Rice Crispy Treats (or Bites). He didn’t seem the least bit excited about me making a sinless version of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats.
Yes, my brother managed to shock me again, expressing how he never really liked Rice Krispies Treats because they were too sweet for him and they always gave him a stomachache.
Hm, that’s weird … I wonder why the ingredients found in Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats would give him a stomachache:
Toasted rice cereal (rice, sugar, salt, malt flavoring, niacinamide, reduced iron, riboflavin [vitamin B2], folic acid), marshmallow (corn syrup, sugar, gelatin, natural and artificial flavor), fructose, margarine (vegetable oil [soybean and palm oil with TBHQ for freshness], water, natural and artificial butter flavor [contains milk], datem, acetylated monoglycerides, BHT for freshness, vitamin A palmitate, Vitamin D), corn syrup solids, contains two percent or less of dextrose, glycerin, salt, niacinamide, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), Thiamin hydrochloride (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), soy lecithin.
Nonetheless, I couldn’t relate to him. I went through a phase when I ate at least one or two Rice Krispies Treats a day. I LOVED them! My mom cherished them too. They were even one of her pregnancy must-haves—she told me she used to make a whole batch and rest the plate on her pregnant stomach as she indulged in her craving. Such a funny visual! Lol.
Since I already mastered my easy Paleo Marshmallow recipe, I knew I had these Healthy Brown Rice Crispy Treats (or Bites) in the bag. They have a wonderful crunch and sponginess to them, along with that marvelous marshmallow flavor that coats your tongue! This is such a delicious and healthy sinless treat to make for your kids or for yourself!
The gelatin used to make my Paleo Marshmallows is so beneficial for the human body, unlike the one used in processed foods. Additionally, the pure maple syrup or honey used to make them is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Does cane sugar and corn syrup have those benefits? I think NOT.
Refined sugars are like the villains of ingredients. Once they enter the body, they try to kill everything good and they don’t care about the adverse effects they have; they’re menacing destroyers. So don’t voluntarily admit these into your body. You’re so much better than that! #NewYearNewYou.
Just like traditional Rice Krispies Treats, all you have to do is melt the pre-made marshmallows and add in the coconut oil and coconut butter (you can use grass-fed unsalted butter if dairy isn’t an issue for you).
Next, gently fold in the crispy brown rice cereal! Then, transfer the gooey, sticky, marshmallow-cereal concoction to a coconut oil-greased 9×9-inch pan and smooth it out evenly and press down. You can use a flat measuring cup or spatula for this part. It’s super sticky so I wouldn’t advise using your hands—unless you want marshmallow-covered puffy brown rice gloves. Lol.
Let it set for at least an hour before cutting into larger squares (like traditional Rice Krispies Treats) or bites, like I did for my Christmas party! Everyone loved the bite-sized portions! It’s probably a more fitting choice for kids too. But the regular size is amazing too! Let’s be honest, if you’re gonna do it, do it right—give your mouth what it deserves. 😉
Well, I think I’ve expressed at least five of my previously praised store-bought snacks! What are some of your sinful pleasures? 😉 I’d love to make them sinless!
See you next Sinless Sunday! 🙂 #sinlesssunday #sabrinassinlesssecrets
- Prepare the Paleo marshmallows at least 24 hours before making these. I found even letting the marshmallows sit for 48 - 72 hours yields fantastic results for the rice crispies.
- Line a 9x9-inch pan with foil or grease it with coconut oil.
- In a large saucepan, melt the marshmallows over low-medium heat.
- Next, add the coconut oil and coconut butter and stir until completely melted and smooth.
- Then, gently fold in the brown rice cereal.
- Lastly, transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and smooth evenly and press down firmly.
- Let it set for at least an hour before slicing them up! Enjoy!! 🙂
Store these on the counter for up to 7 days.
*If you fasten a lid over them in a container, you'll find they get softer, which I think is great! However, if you want them to retain their crunchiness, store them with the lid off or just unsecured.
To make these bites, start by cutting out 16 large squares, then cut each one in fourths. 🙂