June 25, 2014

A Sugar Free, Low Carb, Protein Packed Faux Rice Krispy Bar (UPDATED FOR 2019)

This isn't so much a 'recipe' as it is simply replacing regular ingredients with something similar, but healthier in order to copy a favorite.  In this case, a rice krispy bar is now packed with protein, sugar free and lower carb.   I made the bars my regular way - but used sugar free ingredients.

A regular Rice Krispy Bar recipe: (I halved this and used sugar free, protein packed products)

3 T butter
10 oz., about 40 marshmallows  or 4 cups mini marshmallows
5-6 cups Rice Krispie cereal

The products I used to make them healthier;

Krispy Bars

La Nouba Sugar Free Marshmallow
ProMix Nutrition Unflavored Protein Puffs - about 1 1/2 - 2 cups
Butter - 1 - 2 T
Vanilla - 1 t
Peanut Butter - 1-2 T
Hershey's Sugar Free Semi-Sweet Baking Chips - used half a package (about 5 oz.)
sugar substitute of your choice (I used liquid drops)

Melting about 1-2 tablespoons of butter with 1-2 packages of sugar free marshmallows in the microwave for about a minute until they puff up to about quadruple their size then add a teaspoon of vanilla extract and about a teaspoon or two worth of sweetener of your choice. 

Add about 2 cups whey protein crisps and mix like you do rice krispy bars.  Press into a greased 8X8" pan.  Because they don't taste exactly like the cereal bars, I opted to top them with melted chocolate/peanut butter.  Half a package of sugar free chocolate chips (about 5 oz.) with a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter and a teaspoon of butter, melted in the microwave.  You can also add a dash of vanilla and a little sweetener substitute if you wish (I did).  Spread over the bars and let set or chill.  Cut into squares.

ProMix Nutrition Unflavored Protein Puffs


La Nouba: Sugar Free Marshmallow
Hershey's Sugar Free Semi-Sweet Baking Chips

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