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Healthy Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Easy slice recipes are the best and these light and Healthy Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats are made with a wholesome mix of unsweetened rice puff cereal, natural cocoa powder, and desiccated coconut.

They’re enriched with unsalted butter and almond butter, sweetened naturally with maple syrup, and finished with a hint of vanilla extract. This delightful treat offers a perfect crunch without any refined sugars!

Rice krispie treats in a tower next to glass of milk.

Healthy Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Indulge guilt-free with these healthy chocolate rice krispie treats, a light and delightful twist on a classic favorite!

Made with nutritious ingredients like unsweetened Rice Krispies, aka Rice Bubbles, cocoa powder, and almond butter, these treats are the perfect combination of health and taste.

Unlike traditional Rice Krispie treats, this version is free from unnecessary flavors and additives.

They’re sweetened with maple syrup, offering just the right amount of sweetness without any refined sugars.

It’s a recipe that’s both easy to make and kid-friendly – a great addition to lunchboxes or as a wholesome snack!

Is there a substitute for marshmallows in rice krispie treats?

Marshmallows are replaced with a blend of almond butter and maple syrup. This combination provides the necessary stickiness and sweetness while being a healthier alternative to traditional marshmallows.

Ingredient Notes & Substitutions

A full and detailed recipe card with all the ingredients to make this lemon slice is at the bottom of this post.

  • Rice Krispies: Also known as Rice Bubbles in Australia.
  • Cocoa Powder: Can also use cacao powder.
  • Unsalted Butter: Can be substituted salted butter and with dairy-free block butter.
  • Almond Butter: Can be replaced with other nut butters like peanut or cashew butter.
  • Maple Syrup: Honey can be used as an alternative if not strictly vegan or rice malt syrup.

How To Make Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats without Marshmallow

A full and detailed recipe card is at the bottom of this post.

Prepare Pan: Line an 8 x 8 inch square baking tin with parchment paper.

Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl combine rice puffs and cocoa powder. Set aside.

Melt Butter and Almond Butter: In a pot over low-medium heat, melt butter, almond butter, and maple syrup. Stir continuously until smooth.

Combine Wet and Dry: Pour the melted mixture over the rice puffs. Mix gently until well coated.

Press into Pan: Firmly press the mixture into the lined pan. Use a flat spatula to ensure it’s compacted and even.

Chill & Slice: Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or overnight until set. Cut into squares once firm. Enjoy!

Making healthy chocolate rice krispie treats in mixing bowl and pressing mixture firmly into the lined tin.

Expert Tips

  • Firm Pressing: Ensure to press the mixture firmly into the pan. This is crucial to prevent the treats from crumbling when sliced.
  • Cutting Treats: Use a sharp knife to get clean cuts. If the bars are too hard, let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes before slicing.
Healthy rice krispie treats cut into squares sitting on rose gold rack.

Can I substitute almond butter with another nut butter?

Yes, feel free to use peanut butter, cashew butter or any other nut butter of your choice.

Can I make these treats vegan?

Yes, simply replace the butter with dairy-free butter.

Chocolate rice krispie treats on wire rack.

Storage Instructions

Store: Keep in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to 1 week – 10 days.

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A stack of chocolate rice krispie treats sitting on white platter.

Healthy Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Samantha Pickthall
These light and Healthy Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats are made with a wholesome mix of unsweetened rice puff cereal, natural cocoa powder, and desiccated coconut.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 squares
Calories 121 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 3 cups Rice Krispies, or Rice Bubbles
  • 1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Prepare Pan: Line an 8” x 8” square baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine rice puffs and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  • Melt Butter and Almond Butter: In a pot over low-medium heat, melt butter, almond butter, and maple syrup. Stir continuously until smooth.
  • Combine Wet and Dry: Pour the melted mixture over the rice puffs. Mix gently until well coated.
  • Press into Pan: Firmly press the mixture into the lined pan. Use a flat spatula to ensure it's compacted and even.
  • Chill: Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or overnight until set.
  • Slice: Cut into squares once firm. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Store: Keep in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to 1 week – 10 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 30mgPotassium: 109mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 427IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 2mg
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