Let’s face it: “healthy” is a relative term. The Cheez-Its I love to eat don’t seem so bad since they’re not Twinkies. Twinkies aren’t as bad if they’re not deep-fried. I mean, life has got to be about more than just kale and quinoa.
See where I’m going here? I’m about to make you feel good about eating marshmallows.
Rice Krispie treats aren’t so bad if they look like this.
This is a fast, easy, “healthy” snack that’s not super sweet. They’re packed with protein and fiber (and marshmallows) and my kids love them. I make a big batch, cut them and keep them in the freezer. This recipe makes one 9″ x 13″ pan.
2 cups Rice Krispies
4 cups rolled oats
1 cup diced dried fruit
1 cup peanuts, roasted and unsalted
1 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. peanut butter
10 oz. marshmallows
Stir together dry ingredients.
In a large stock pot (large enough to hold and mix all of the ingredients), melt together butter, peanut butter and marshmallows.
Add dry ingredients to marshmallow mixture and stir together with a wooden spoon.
Line a 9″ x 13″ pan with parchment paper. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Press mixture into pan.
Cool, cut and enjoy!