Prot: 12 g, Carbs: 12 g, Fat: 1 g, Cal: 103 (lower-carb option)
Prot: 13 g, Carbs: 20 g, Fat: 1 g, Cal: 141 (higher-carb option)

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It wouldn’t be Protein Marshmallow Fluff week without a recipe for Crispy Rice Protein Treats! This recipe was inspired by Janine, a reader who wrote in asking for a low-sugar, high-protein version of the sweet snack. These are for you, Janine!

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I made two versions, here, as you can see from the pictures. I wanted a recipe that would be true to my “high-protein” guidelines (at least as many grams of protein as carbs), and so that version has less crispy rice cereal. But I also wanted a recipe that would look and feel more like a traditional crispy rice treat, so there’s a higher carb version, as well.

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Janine’s original request asked if I would use puffed brown rice cereal. With my first attempt, I realized that the cereal got soft and soggy when mixed with Protein Marshmallow Fluff (of course it would; I should have thought of that!). I then tried toasting the cereal at 425F (218C) for about 5 minutes. That kept it crispier. So if you prefer to used puffed grain cereal, I would suggest toasting it first.

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I also went out to look for an organic crispy brown rice cereal, and found one! So that is what you see in these pictures. The cereal has two ingredients: Organic Brown Rice, and Organic Brown Rice Syrup, with less than 1g of sugar per cup of cereal. Works for me!

Since traditional crispy rice treats are made with butter, I included a drop of butterscotch flavoring, here. I also added a couple of drops of marshmallow root extract to boost the marshmallow taste.

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So here you have them. Delicious all-natural, high-protein, low-sugar Crispy Rice Protein Treats. Enjoy!

Update: we now sell a shelf-stable version in our online shop! Marshmallow Protein Treats!

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Crispy Rice Protein Treats
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 3
  • Serving size: ⅓ recipe
  • Calories: 103
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 12g
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Makes 6 treats (3 servings).
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix whey protein and water until smooth.
  2. Add butterscotch and marshmallow root. Mix well.
  3. Fold in protein marshmallow fluff.
  4. Fold in cereal.
  5. Press into a parchment-lined loaf pan.
  6. Freeze for 1 hour to set.
  7. Cut into pieces, and enjoy!
  8. Store in the freezer (wrap in parchment and store in a freezer ziplock bag).
Notes
The macros here are for the lower-carb option, using 1 cup of rice cereal. Using 2 cups of rice cereal has: Prot: 13g, Carbs: 20g (0g fiber, 2g sugar), Fat: 1g, Cal: 141.
If you choose to use puffed grain cereal, I recommend toasting it first at 425F (218C) for about 5 minutes.