I’m always looking for fun and nutritious snacks for the family. Today I had a craving for rice crispy treats. NOT the healthy ones. I’m talking those good old fashioned ones that come neatly packaged in the blue wrapper. Those puppies take me back to childhood. Yup, I’m sure they are full of corn syrup and hydrogenated oils, so now that I am older and know better, it’s a huge no thank you.
I’m always determined to make healthier versions of my favorite treats. So today I grabbed Gavyn, my 3-year old, and coerced him into helping me in the kitchen. I told him we were making “rice crispy treats,” and at first he was super excited, stirring the mixture in the bowl with all of his little might. All was going well until I asked him to repeat back to me what we were making, and to my shock, he said “garbage.” KIDS, MAN, KIDS. Where do they get this shit from? His loss, because these bad boys (or gals) are just incredible and I’ll just eat them all myself.
I did sneak in collagen peptides into this recipe, and in fact, I like to sneak it in when ever I can. It’s tasteless, odorless, is a really good source of added protein, and promotes strong hair, skin, nails, and joint support. If you are vegan, just omit it! The recipe will still turn out perfectly, I promise.
This recipe will make 16 large bars. They are perfect for any time snacking, kids’ lunch boxes, and for a peace offering to someone in your life that you’ve been thinking about apologizing to for something.
Let’s do this.
I’d love to see what you made - tag @kalejunkie
in your posts and I’ll re-share!