Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats Fat-Free
By Todd Wilbur
It wasn't long after the cereal's 1928 introduction that Kellogg Kitchens invented a way to mix Rice Krispies with melted marshmallows and butter to produce an alternative, non-breakfast use for the cereal. In the early forties, the Rice Krispies Treats recipe was printed on boxes of Rice Krispies cereal. The recipe was great for kids since it was very easy to make, required no baking and could be eaten almost immediately. The popularity of these treats inspired two additional cereals in the early nineties: Fruity Marshmallow Krispies, and Rice Krispies Treats Cereal. And at the same time, Kellogg's came out with individually packaged Rice Krispies Treats, for those who wanted instant satisfaction without having to spend time in the kitchen. But that product, just like the popular recipe printed on the cereal box, contained 2 gram of fat. And since the packaged treats are so small, it's tough to eat just one.
By using Butter Buds Sprinkles and making some other important changes to the recipe, I have come up with a treat recipe for bars that taste like the packaged product, at considerably less cost (the recipe makes the equivalent of three boxes of the real thing), and with not a single gram of fat.
Serving size–1 bar
Calories per serving–90 (Original–90)
Fat per serving–0g (Original–2g)
Source: Top Secret Recipes Lite by Todd Wilbur.
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- Nonstick cooking spray
- 7 cups miniature marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons Butter Buds Sprinkles
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- Do This
1. Lightly coat a large nonstick saucepan or pot with cooking spray.
2. Add the marshmallows, Butter Buds, water, vanilla, and salt to the pan and set it over medium/low heat. Stir the mixture constantly while cooking until the marshmallows are completely melted. Turn off the heat.
3. Add the Rice Krispies and stir until the cereal is completely coated.
4. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with a light coating of the cooking spray. Pour the Rice Krispies, mixture into the pan. Moisten your hands and press the mixture into the pan until flat.
5. When the mixture cools completely, cut four times down and four across, making 25 bars.
Makes 25 bars.