These healthy chocolate rice krispie treats are clean eating friendly, gluten free, dairy free, and accented with flavors of chocolate and peanut butter. I love how they are made with honey and coconut sugar instead of sugar!
Don’t get me wrong, rice krispie treats are good but I have one problem with them. Nutritionally, marshmallows are incredibly unhealthy. While I don’t believe in cutting marshmallows completely out of my diet, (hello s’mores) I don’t believe in eating them on a regular basis.
A few days ago I was really craving something sweet but I didn’t know what to make. I spied some rice krispie cereal in the cupboard and knew that I was going to make a chocolate rice krispie cups. Although these are pretty similar to my healthy scotcheroo bars these are an easy way to mix up your gluten and dairy free baking.
I have come to the realization that there are two types of recipe developers when it comes to healthy baking. Firstly we have the type of food blogger who tries to make a healthier version of a dessert without compromising taste. The second type tries to make the healthiest version of a dessert that can possibly be made. These food bloggers are willing to compromise texture and taste to get the healthiest recipe ever. For instance I tried making some vegan gluten free brownies from another bloggers site last week and they were absolutely flavorless. I have no problem with healthy desserts, my only issue with a lot of them is that they lack flavor.
That’s why I absolutely love these rice krispie treats! They are full of flavor, taste like and actual dessert, and do not have a gummy texture. It only takes 7 ingredients and 15 minutes to make this super easy allergy friendly dessert!
Healthy Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats
- 6 cup Rice Krispie Cereal
- 1½ cups Peanut Butter
- ½ cup Honey
- ½ cup Coconut Sugar
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- ¼ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 cup Dairy Free Chocolate Chips
- Combine the peanut butter, honey, and coconut sugar in a saucepan. Melt over medium heat until warm.
- Stir in the cocoa powder and the vanilla.
- Place the rice krispie cereal in a large bowl. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the top of the cereal. Stir until it comes together.
- Scoop the mixture into muffin tins in either 16 or 18 equal proportions. Pat the mixture down firmly into the muffin tins. Melt the chocolate chips and pour over the tops of the rice krispie treats. Place the rice krispie treats in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes or until the chocolate is set.
- Remove the rice krispie treats from the muffin tins and serve. They will keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days.