Whole Grain Brown Rice Krispy Treats

Do your kids ask for the familiar rice krispy treats but you want a little more fiber and nutrition? How about a recipe without corn syrup?

I try to keep a well stocked pantry of snacks. Having a variety of them on hand allows my family to enjoy the convenience without sacrificing nutrition.  By making my own, I know exactly what ingredients go in my food.  Finally, these snacks need to come together quickly, because like yourself, I am a busy mom.

Whole Grain Brown Rice Krispy TreatsI make these whole grain rice krispy treat recipe so often, I actually had to look up the recipe to share it with you! It’s measurements have become engrained in my memory and now I make it on my own.

Not only are these gluten-free treats great for packing in lunches,  they also work well individually wrapped to take along on summer road trips and picnics.  They are the perfect portable snack.

These definitely aren’t the rice krispy treats I grew up with–super sweet and marshmallowy.  Instead, these are peanut buttery and not too sweet, almost a bit salty.  The perfect balance of sweet and salty if you ask me!

The brown rice syrup has a lower glycemic index than its high fructose corn syrup marshmallow counterparts.  What’s not to love about that?

Dark chocolate sweetness and brown rice krispy crunch… yumm.

brown rice crispy treats

 Melt, mix and pour. So easy the kids will love to help!

brown rice crispy treats

Brown Rice Krispy Treats

brown rice crispy treats
  • Author: MOMables
  • Cuisine: Treats


  • 1 10 ounce box brown rice krispies
  • 1 3/4 cups brown rice syrup
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (almond butter or non nut butter)
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet or non-dairy chocolate chips


  1. Pour the rice cereal in a large bowl. Heat the syrup with a pinch of salt in a saucepan over low heat. When the rice syrup liquifies, add the peanut butter and stir well until combined. Pour over the rice cereal. Mix well.
  2. Once thoroughly cooled , stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Pour the mixture into a 8×8 or 9×13 baking dish. Let cool for 1 hour before cutting into bars.


I found this recipe in the Kind Diet.


About Alison Bickel

Alison lives in the heart of the mid-west where, along with her husband, they raise their three boys. Whether it’s in the garden, the kitchen or tagging along on her boys’ latest adventure she looks for the simple beauty in everyday from behind her lens. On her blog, ‘this homemade life’ Alison shares tales of mothering, her passion for homemade food and obsession with farmer’s markets.