We all know everyone loves a good Krispie Rice Marshmallow Bar. Kids love their gooey sweetness and crunch. Mom’s love the ease of making them. The only thing we didn’t love around here is how unhealthy they are, so I set about figuring out a way to change that!
Typical krispy rice cereal has very, very little fiber in it, and basically turns to sugar after ingesting. This spikes blood sugar levels, which is never a good thing. I knew I had to find a cereal that had lots of fiber & protein in it, and whole grains. This would keep blood sugar leveled & be much more filling.
Uncle Sams cereal is made of 4 ingredients. It fit the bill for my recipe. We also added a bit of o’s cereal. You all know how much I like the circle shape around here, so I added those just for pretty.
I like that this recipe added nutrition to calories. A plain krispy rice mallow treat is just empty calories. These still have the sugar from the marshmallows, but it also gives the body some nutrition, so no more empty calories!
They are made just like regular krispy treats. Super easy! My kids thought I was super mom when they tasted them. They loved that they were yummy, I loved that they were nutritious!
Uncle Sam Cereal Mallow Bars
3 tbsp butter (I used Earth Balance)
4 cups miniature marshmallows (or a 10oz pkg of regular marshmallows)
6 cups cereal
In a large pan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
Using wax paper or buttered spatula (or buttered fingers!) spread evenly into a 9×13 inch buttered pan. (My bars were thinner as I used a larger pan). Let cool completely and cut into squares.
AndreaMay 27, 2013 at 8:08 pm
Do you thnk coconut oil would work instead of butter?
upnorthMay 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Thanks Amy for the recipe! WE are making smoothies or juicing everyday for the last week, in thanks to you!!! This recipe sounds so good. It’s all about baby steps for us in changing out lifestyle for the better!!
julie sMay 23, 2013 at 3:01 pm
These look great! Are they gluten free?