My kids love dessert. Yes, I said that out loud.
I will admit my kids are not organic, grass-fed meat and veggie-loving kids. In fact when my son gets really angry with me he likes to tell me how much he LOVES GMOs and wants to eat them everyday.
My kids eat pretty well mostly due to the fact that they don’t have any other choice. What I put on the table is what is served. No negotiations. I spent a few months with my first born acting like a short order cook and quickly realized that wasn’t serving either of us so now I just make one meal. Quite frankly I’m pretty impressed I make one meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My kids just think these things HAPPEN with NO EFFORT.
Back to healthy eating. At our house, what’s on the table is what’s served. And when my kids get hungry enough… they eat.
Every once and awhile I say, “Hey let’s make cookies, shall we?” And my kids light up like Christmas trees. It’s amazing what sugar can do to brighten a mood, huh? So when I asked my kids if they wanted to try making Rice Krispies treats the other day you can imagine the looks on their faces. It made up for the asparagus I tried to make them eat the day before. Balance, people…I’m all about balance.
These treats are not hard to make (they take about 15 minutes all told) and I love that we use grass-fed gelatin as the binding agent. This gelatin adds some protein and gut-healing properties to the recipe. I prefer using these sprouted brown rice crisps , they hold their crunchiness just fine and don’t have any crazy ingredients I need to worry about.
This is a great treat for school lunches or special occasions.
I hope you enjoy them!
- 6 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons gelatin
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- 4 cups rice crisp cereal of choice
In a small saucepan over low heat melt the coconut oil and maple syrup together until combined. When the mixture is hot (but not boiling), whisk in the gelatin until it dissolves completely. Make sure you are really whisking as you add the gelatin to the saucepan or it might clump.
When the mixture is all combined pour into a large mixing bowl and immediately add the rice puffs stirring until all the puffs are coated with the syrup mixture.
Spread out puffs into an 8x8 (square) greased pyrex dish and press out flat. Put pan in fridge and let the treats set for 15 minutes.
Cut into squares and enjoy!