Mmmmm…..Healthy Crispy Peanut Butter Squares

by Shannon on March 9, 2012

This recipe was on the Prevention.com website and is delicious plus it’s much healthier than the traditional sugar laden rice crispy treats.  Although to keep the 83 calorie portion, you’re only eating a 1″ x 1″ piece!

This dessert is perfect for bake sales and school lunches and are sure to become favorites in your home. It’s from the The Biggest Loser Dessert Cookbook: More than 80 Healthy Treats That Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth without Breaking Your Calorie Budget

Makes 16 servings

Ingredients

Butter-flavored cooking spray

3 cups 100% whole grain crispy brown rice cereal (I used Erewhon brand)

¼ cup coconut sugar

¼ cup light agave nectar

¼ cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened unsalted all-natural creamy peanut butter

Instructions

Lightly coat an 8″ x 8″ baking dish with cooking spray. Place the cereal in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.

Place a medium nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add the sugar and agave and slowly bring the mixture to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to low and add the peanut butter. Stir until the peanut butter is melted and the mixture is well combined.

Pour the peanut butter mixture into the bowl with the cereal. Using a rubber spatula, mix until the cereal is well incorporated. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and, using a piece of parchment or waxed paper, firmly press the cereal into the pan. Allow to cool completely. Cut into 16 squares. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Per serving: 83 calories, 2 g protein, 13 g carbohydrates (7 g sugar), 3 g fat, trace saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, <1 g fiber, 41 mg sodium

Adapted from The Biggest Loser Dessert Cookbook by Chef Devin Alexander and The Biggest Loser Experts and Cast with Melissa Roberson. Copyright © 2010 by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP,The Biggest Loserâ„¢, and NBC Studios, Inc., and Reveille LLC. Reprinted on the Prevention.com website by permission of Rodale, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18098.

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