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Nutty Rice Crispy Treats

 

Rice Krispies squares were one of my favourite snacks when I was a child, but little did I know they were loaded with toxic ingredients and still are!

 

Marshmallows, the main ingredient in Rice Krispies, contain corn syrup, sugar, dextrose, modified corn starch, water, gelatin, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, whippingaid, artificial flavors, colors and blue #1 . Blue 1? What is food colouring doing in marshmallows anyways?

 

I decided to research and see what foods could be used in replacement of marshmallows. Nut butters and honey or brown rice syrup work great as long as they are stored at a cool temperature.

I added protein powder to increase the protein content in these treats which keep you satiated longer.