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Peanutty Crispy Rice Treats

Posted Dec 02 2012 6:46pm
This weekend was full of nothing and it was glorious!  Lots of rest and relaxation, cuddling on the couch with Charlie, making tasty eats and sweet treats, taking down our fall decorations, and hanging lots of red and green.  It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!  Now, if only we could get a pretty white blanket of snow *wish, wish, wish*

Rice Krispie Treats were a childhood favorite.  I remember eating one after almost every soccer game when I was in elementary school, along with orange slices while sipping a Capri Sun- it felt like tradition.  They were almost as good as some of our team names like the Pink Panthers, the Silver Surfers or even the Purple People Eaters!  Kids have the most creative imaginations.

I may no longer be playing soccer, but I am still working out, still consider myself pretty creative, and will forever love sweet treats :)   These peanutty crispy rice treats are a spin on the traditional treat.  They’re gooey and sweet, crispy and crunchy, and they’re super easy to make [no oven required]…  What’s not to love?!

Peanutty Crispy Rice Treats

3 tablespoons Earth Balance Original Buttery Spread

6 tablespoons PB2

1 bag marshmallows

6 cups Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice cereal

1.  Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

2.  Once the butter is melted, add the marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted.

3.  Add the PB2 and mix until combined.

4.  Remove peanut mixture from heat and add the cereal.  Fold in the cereal until all is mixed.

5.  Pour the crispy mixture into a 9×9-inch baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray.

6.  Let the treats sit to set and cut into squares.

7.  Enjoy!

P.S.  You can trust that there will be more rice crispy treat making in the near future!

This weekend…  #elf4Health 12/1-2 Day 6 and 7:  Clean out your closet! Fill a bag with clothes to donate to Goodwill or send some belongings to Sandy victims.  Get the whole family involved! If you have kids, let them pick out a few things they want to give away. Ask your spouse or significant other if they’re will to donate as well! 

Tomorrow…  #elf4Health 12/3 Day 8:  Track your fiber intake today!  Shoot for 25-30 grams and show us your favorite high-fiber foods.  Since being diagnosed with IBS, I have tried to incorporate more fiber into my diet to help with digestion but I don’t keep track numerically.  Tomorrow I’m planning to pay more attention to labels and do some online research for the lableless foods!

Question:  What was your favorite post-game snack when you were younger?  And nowadays?

Question:  Do you keep track of your fiber intake?  What’s your favorite high fiber food?

— Allison

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