Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Treats

Quentin Bacon
This healthy version of crispy rice cereal bars uses brown rice cereal, natural peanut butter, honey instead of corn syrup, and dried cherries.   With 2 grams of fiber per bar, you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging. 

Yield:

Makes 15 servings (serving size: 1 square)

Nutritional Information

Calories 201
Fat 7 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 3 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 32 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 50 mg
Calcium 5 mg

Ingredients

3/4 cup chunky, natural-style peanut butter
3/4 cup honey
6 cups crispy brown rice cereal
2/3 cup chopped dried cherries
Cooking spray

Preparation

Combine peanut butter and honey in a large pot; cook over medium-low heat until peanut butter and honey are melted (about 2-3 minutes). Add crispy brown rice cereal and chopped dried cherries to the mixture; stir until sticky. Press into a 9- x 13-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Chill in refrigerator 40 minutes. Cut into 15 (2 1/2 - x 3-inch) squares; serve.

Note:

Ellie Krieger,

September 2010