Something I truly enjoy doing is making or baking the kids a nutritious snack for them to come home to. My son's class eats lunch pretty early; so when he gets home he's famished! I want to make sure both my kiddos have something to eat that will fill them up and is healthy for him too.
Rice crispy treats are a memorable favorite for me when I was a kid. However, the store bought version is full of corn syrup and the recipe you make at home is loaded in sugary marshmallows.
This recipe uses Brown Rice Syrup to get it's sweetness. Brown rice syrup is a healthy, natural alternative to sugar, honey, maple and corn syrup and molasses. You can find it in natural food stores or sections of grocery stores.
The recipe also packs a nutritious punch from high-protein almond and peanut butters!
When the rice syrup and nut butters are heated, the consistency is very smooth and creamy. Using a small amount (1/4 cup) of cocoa powder gives these treats the perfect amount of chocolaty goodness.
After letting the mixture set for about 5 minutes, I rolled it into balls for a different and fun change to the usual bar form.
The recipe made 16 balls. There are only 3 left! The kids and hubby gobbled them up.
Try making these next time you make a healthy after school snack!