Put a grown-up twist on a classic childhood favourite with these Protein Rice Krispie Treats! Made without butter or marshmallows, these healthy bars are vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and make a great balanced snack!


  • 4 cups crispy rice cereal*
  • 1/2 cup protein powder (~40g)
  • 1/4 cup creamy nut butter**
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup***
  • Optional: 2-3 Tbsp. chocolate chips, for drizzlin


  1. Prepare a 8×8 baking pan by spraying it with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the cereal and protein powder. Set aside.
  3. In a small pan over medium-high heat, add almond butter, coconut oil, and brown rice syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently to avoid burning, before removing from heat and allowing to cool slightly.
  4. Pour nut and syrup mixture into the cereal mix. Stir until everything is fully combined and all the cereal is well coated.
  5. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Using the spatula or your hands, spread the mixture evenly in the pan, pressing down firmly.
  6. Place chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and nuke on high in 20 second intervals, mixing between each. When chocolate is fully melted, drizzle over the top of the packed cereal mixture using a spoon.
  7. Place pan into fridge and allow to cool for ~30 minutes before cutting into squares.

* use a brand that’s certified gluten-free if you need these to be GF. ** feel free to use your favourite nut butter. I used almond, but you could easily use peanut butter; or even a soy nut butter to make these nut-free. *** you can sub this with honey if not strictly vegan.