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Protein Rice Crispy Treats

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 squares 1x
  • Category: bars
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: american


Your favorite crispy cereal treat, but with a plant-based protein boost and snappy salty dark chocolate topping! These protein rice crispy treats are nut free made with SunButter and marshmallow free with maple syrup to sweeten instead. A perfect easy healthy snack or no-bake dessert!


  • 3 cups (75g) crispy rice cereal
  • 3/4 cup (60g) protein powder (vanilla or unflavored)
  • 1/3 cup (50g) hemp seeds
  • Pinch of salt (if your SunButter variety is not salted)
  • 1 cup (256g) Natural Crunch SunButter
  • 1/2 cup (160g) maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tbsp (25g) coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4oz (120g) dark chocolate


  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cereal, protein powder, hemp seeds, and salt.
  2. In a measuring cup or microwave safe bowl, combine SunButter, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Microwave 60-90 seconds to fully melt the coconut oil. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Add to the cereal mixture, and mix until evenly coated and sticky.
  4. Press into an 8×8″ pan lined with parchment paper (I like to cover the top with wax paper and use another pan or the bottom of a measuring cup to really press it in firmly and smooth).
  5. Melt the dark chocolate, and drizzle overtop. Tilt the pan to evenly coat with a thin layer of chocolate.
  6. Refrigerate overnight (or at least 4 hours).
  7. Slice into 16 squares.

Keywords: gluten free, snack, healthy, protein, cereal, chocolate, nut free, hemp, easy, no bake