Make traditional Rice Krispies Treats a little more nutritious by using multi-grain cereal and dried cranberries.
3 tablespoons butter
1 (10.5-oz.) bag miniature marshmallows
1 (15-oz.) box multi-grain cluster cereal
1 1/4 cups dried cranberries, divided
Vegetable cooking spray
How to Make It
Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows, and cook, stirring constantly, 4 to 5 minutes or until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
Stir in cereal and 1 cup cranberries until well coated.
Press mixture into a 13- x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Chop remaining 1/4 cup cranberries, and sprinkle on top. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes or until firm. Cut into 24 bars.
Cinnamon-Pecan Crispy Bars: Place 1/3 cup pecan halves, chopped, in a single layer on a shallow pan. Bake at 350° for 8 to 9 minutes or until toasted, stirring once after 5 minutes. Prepare Whole Grain Marshmallow Crispy Bars as directed through Step Press mixture as directed into baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with toasted pecans and 1 tsp. ground cinnamon. Proceed with recipe as directed.
Per bar: Calories 142; Fat 9g (sat 1g, mono 9g, poly 4g); Protein 7g; Carb 9g; Fiber 9g; Chol 4mg; Iron 7mg; Sodium 22mg; Calc 10mg.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Kashi GOLEAN Crunch! cereal.