Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treat is not a treat at all!
Let’s look at the harmful ingredients for your body:
Toasted Rice Cereal: White rice stripped of fiber and nutrients, GMO sugar disrupts gut bacteria.
Corn syrup: A heavily processed form of sugar made from GMO corn and drives sugar cravings.
Natural and artificial flavor: each flavor may contain up to 100 ingredients, including synthetic chemicals, solvents and preservatives such as BHA, propylene glycol, MSG, parabens, and more.
Fructose, Dextrose, Corn Syrup solids: From GMO corn, it causes digestive issues and drives obesity.
Margarine, DATEM, and Acetylated monoglycerides: trans-fats which increase bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol and cause inflammation in the gut.
TBHQ and BHT: Endocrine disruptor, which increases cancer risk, affects the signaling from your gut to the brain, which tells us to stop eating.
Soy Lecithin: From GMO soy, a hormone disruptor.
Mercy me, that’s a lot of artificial ingredients!
Here is my version. Rice Crispies gone healthy!
You will find my recipe in the Recipe Library and several of my eBooks.
My recipe does not include marshmallows, but if you want to make the classic version, here are a few tips on how to make them with better ingredients:
- Use 3 Tbsp. organic pastured grass-fed butter. Conventional non-organic butter comes from cows fed almost entirely GMO corn and soy. Harmful pesticides like glyphosate used on GMOs are eaten by these cows and can end up in their milk and butter.
- Use 6 cups organic Brown Rice Crisps instead of Kellogg’s, which is from white rice. White rice turns quickly to sugar and raises blood sugar too fast, resulting in fluctuating blood sugar and mood. Kellogg’s also adds “flavors,” which are anything but natural!
- Use Dandies or Smashmallow vanilla marshmallows. Both are free of GMO ingredients. Also, use 4.5-5 oz. of marshmallows, which is half of what is generally called for. Did you know they dye most marshmallows with Blue 1 made from petroleum? Avoid Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, which are full of GMO Sugar and awful ingredients!
Melt the butter, stir in the marshmallows until melted, remove from heat and stir in rice crispies, press into a pan. Let cool and enjoy!
Make real food treats and have peace of mind that nothing artificial is harming your health and your family’s health!