A Protein Rice Krispie Treat Delight
Rice krispie treats are a classic dessert and made with virtually all carbohydrates. Our version uses light butter to reduce the fat to just 1.5g per serving and added a scoop of vanilla protein powder. Pair one with a protein shake and you’ll have a quick treat post-workout. You could experiment with protein powder flavors and use chocolate or peanut butter for a unique version.
Our protein version has 4g protein, 27g carbohydrates and just 1.5g fat per large piece. In comparison, a store bought rice krispie treat has 1g protein, 17g carbohydrates and 2g fat for a smaller 22g size piece. If you made the traditional recipe at home using real butter the fat per serving would be even higher. While this version is not the highest protein per serving, it’s a nice compromise of flavor, texture and adding a little more protein.
100g rice krispies cereal
150g mini marshmallows
2 T. (28g) light butter (Brummel & Brown brand light yogurt butter works well)
1 scoop (28.4g) Core Nutritionals ISO vanilla cake
In a medium sized bowl, measure rice krispie cereal and sprinkle protein powder on top. Prepare 8×8 pan by spraying with non-stick cooking spray (we recommend using butter or flour flavor).
In a microwave safe bowl, measure mini marshmallows and butter. Melt in microwave in 30 second bursts stirring each round until melted. Pour melted marshmallows mixture over cereal and stir to coat. Pour into prepared pan and using a spatula press down slightly. If the mixture is sticking you can lightly spray your spatula with non-stick spray. Let cool to harden. Cut into 8 bars, about 36g pieces for equal sizes. Store remaining bars in airtight container.
Serving Size: 1 bar (36g) – 138 calories, 4g Protein, 27g Carbohydrates, 1.5g Fat. Recipe makes 6 bars
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