I just found out the other day that I could send Ellis to daycare with treats for the kids. For some reason I thought I wasn’t allowed to b/c of food allergies, but it turns out none of the kids in her class have any food allergies!
Ellis loves to watch and help me bake, so I figured it would be a fun Sunday afternoon activity for us to make some a St. Patty’s Day themed treats for Ellis’ class. Now of course I have to try and healthy everything up and let’s be honest, I can sometimes get a little carried away. I once made deviled eggs with greek yogurt for a family event and my brother in law will not let me forgot how awful they were. Lol
Anyways, I wanted them to be at least a little healthy, but I also wanted the kids to actually eat them, so I made a healthier version of rice krispies treats. What kid doesn’t love rice krispies treats? Ok, what adult doesn’t? Yeah, they are yummy! I took out the butter and marshmallows and added natural peanut butter, flaxseed meal and honey! Now they are by no means health food, but they are a heck of a lot more nutritious than the classic version.
Here is the recipe. Both Ellis and I loved them and I am hoping the kids will as well!
1 cup creamy natural almond butter (I buy mine from Costco)
2/3 cup honey
2 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup flaxseed meal
8 cups crispy rice cereal
8 oz white backer’s chocolate
1. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
2. Heat the almond butter, honey, and vanilla in a medium size pan on medium heat, stirring until everything is melted together.
3. Remove pan from heat and stir in the flaxseed meal.
4. Add the cereal, stirring well until everything is fully combined.
5. Pour into prepared baking pan and use a spatula or your hands to distribute the mixture evenly, pressing down firmly to ensure that the mixture is tightly packed.
6. Place pan into fridge and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting into squares.
7. Once the pan is cut into squares, place chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and nuke on high in 30 second intervals, mixing between each. When chocolate is fully melted, add in a few drops of green food coloring and stir.
8. Frost the bars with green chocolate and sprinkle what sprinkles or lucky charms marshmallows.