I forgot how much I liked Rice Krispies treats until I made a version of the classic a few months ago. The rice krispies treats were gooey, sticky, sweet, and totally satisfying. I was also pretty happy because I could easily give these treats to my daughter. Yay for gluten free treats! But I also feel a little guilty stuffing the little one full of sugar and whatever else goes into mass produced marshmallows. I experimented with a few healthier versions and found it’s actually not too hard creating a healthier version.
Traditional Rice Krispies treats are gooey and sweet because of the marshmallows. The peanut butter and honey do the job here. I decided to add in another layer of flavor and texture. My little one loves dried mango so I put that and coconut into the Rice Krispies treats as well. I really like the combination of flavors and this is luckily almost as easy to make as the original version. I’ll be having a few extra tropical Rice Krispies treats this summer!