These peanut butter rice krispie squares are healthier than the usual ones and are full of grated carrot. A healthier treat for kids!
Carrot and Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Squares
Tonight at dinner it was nearly impossible to keep a straight face when my son, age 3, suddenly picked up two handfuls of rice from his plate, threw them in the air and shouted “Surprise!”.
So, after cleaning the floor, I thought I should come up with a rice-based vegetable dessert recipe. What better than a healthier take on Rice Krispie treats?
Store-bought marshmallows are processed rubbish, so instead I’ve used a healthier mix of peanut butter and a little honey (or maple syrup or agave nectar) to stick them together. Carrots and raisins add some extra nutrients to this treat and you could even throw in some linseeds or other seeds or nuts.
- 100g (4½ cups) Rice Krispies (or similar)
- 2 carrots, grated
- 75g (1/2 cup) raisins
- 150g (3/4 cup) peanut butter (or almond, cashew...)
- 2 tbsp honey (or Agave to make them vegan)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- Grease a 9x13 pan with butter, oil or spray oil.
- Grate the carrot and put into a large bowl with the cereal, raisins and linseeds, if using.
- Stir the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg together in another bowl until well blended. Pour the sticky mixture over the Rice Krispie mixture and stir well.
- Press the mixture down into the prepared pan. Refrigerate for at least an hour and then cut into squares or desired shapes.
- These are nice from the fridge, but I really like eating them frozen!
Looking for more healthier treats for kids? Try these! Carrot Cake Quinoa Balls