Looking for a sweet and spooky snack? Give these Keto Halloween rice krispie treats a try! They’re easy to make and so delicious — simply mix, set in the refrigerator, drizzle with chocolate, and enjoy.
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Keto Halloween Rice Krispie Treats
Did you grow up eating Rice Krispie Treats like I did? I still remember ripping open the crinkly, bright blue packaging and biting into that combination of krispie puffs held together by sticky-sweet marshmallow…
Yikes. Now that I think back on it, talk about carb and sugar central!
So when I found myself feeling a little nostalgic, I thought: why not remake this classic dessert Keto style? My friends, let me tell you, the result did NOT disappoint! It was all the krispie, sticky, sweet goodness I’d been missing.
And then I decided to make this dessert even more fun by giving it a spooky twist.
So before October 31st passes you by, do yourself a favor and whip up a batch of these Keto Halloween Rice Krispie Treats. They’re so sticky-sweet and delicious, it’s scary!
…ok, who are we kidding. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is. These bars are so good, they are DEFINITELY worth enjoying all year round.
Are Marshmallows Keto Friendly?
Traditional marshmallows are made from water, gelatin, and sugar. The first two ingredients are fine, but sugar? Not so much.
That also means they have a decently high carb count. If you eat one marshmallow (or about 10 mini ones), that’s about 6 grams of carbs. That adds up quickly!
So skip the sugary, high-carb mallows and grab a bag of Max Mallows from Know Brainer! They’re made with zero sugar and are Keto-friendly, paleo, and dairy free.
I also love that they’re made with 8 ingredients… and I can pronounce ALL of them.
If you miss snacking on marshmallows, make sure to check these guys out. They will not disappoint. Not to mention, they are PERFECT for making Keto rice krispie treats!
Or, if you want to try making them at home, give my Keto marshmallows a shot. You might be surprised how easy they are to make.
Are Rice Krispie Treats A Healthy Snack?
Are we talking about the aforementioned Rice Krispie Treats from Kellogg? The krispie puffs stuck together with melted marshmallow and sugar? Because, no, those are definitely not a healthy snack.
In fact, 1 bar contains a whopping 17 grams of carbs and 8 grams of sugar. The list of ingredients also boasts some fun characters like corn syrup, fructose, vegetable oil, dextrose, and, of course, sugar.
On the other hand, if we’re talking about these Keto rice krispie treats, that’s a whole other story! With only 1 net carb and zero grams of sugar per serving, that’s quite an upgrade.
I always recommend enjoying desserts in moderation (eat your veggies, people!) But when you’re comparing these low carb rice krispie treats to the store-bought version from Kellogg, then yes, it’s very safe to say that these are the MUCH healthier option.
Can You Only Make Low Carb Rice Krispie Treats For Halloween?
Of course not! I wanted to give them a spooky twist because it was that time of year, but you can absolutely enjoy this amazing treat all year round.
If you don’t care about them turning out orange, feel free to skip the food coloring step.
Should You Store Keto Halloween Rice Krispie Treats In The Fridge?
If left at room temperature for too long, the butter that holds the treats together might soften too much, and the bars will lose their structure. The chocolate will also melt at room temperature.
Plus, storing them in the refrigerator will keep them fresh and safe to eat for longer. So really, it’s a win-win!
Just place your Keto rice krispie treats in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 5 days or so.
How To Make Keto Halloween Rice Krispie Treats
Grease the inside of a 9×9 baking dish well. Place the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat until melted.
Add the bag of marshmallows to the bowl. Continue to microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring each time, until the marshmallows are completely melted and smooth when mixed.
Pour the vanilla into the marshmallow mixture and stir until well-combined. Next, add one drop of red food coloring and three drops of yellow food coloring into the bowl. Stir until the mixture is smooth and orange in color.
Add the protein cereal to a large mixing bowl.
Pour the marshmallow mixture over the cereal and stir quickly to combine well.
Transfer the rice krispie treat mixture to the 9×9 baking dish, using a piece of freezer or parchment paper to press it into the bottom. Place it in the refrigerator and let it set for 1 hour.
Place the baking chips in a microwave-safe bowl and add the coconut oil. Heat in 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is well-combined.
Use the tines of a fork to drizzle the chocolate over the top of the rice krispie treats. Have some fun with the patterns!
Slice and serve once the chocolate has set.
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- Grease the inside of a 9x9 baking dish well.
- Place the butter into a microwave-safe bowl and heat until melted.
- Add the bag of marshmallows to the bowl and heat in 15-second intervals until completely
melted and smooth when mixed.
- Pour the vanilla into the marshmallow mixture and stir to combine.
- Place one drop of red food coloring and three drops of yellow food coloring into the bowl with the marshmallow mixture. Stir until completely combined and orange in color.
- Add the protein cereal to a large mixing bowl.
- Pour the marshmallow mixture over the cereal and stir quickly to combine well.
- Press the rice crispy treat mixture into the bottom of the 9x9 baking dish using a piece of freezer or parchment paper to keep it from sticking to your hands.
- Place in the fridge to set for 1 hour.
- Place the baking chips into a microwave-safe bowl with the coconut oil. Heat at 30 second
intervals until completely melted and combined.
- Use the tines of a fork to drizzle the chocolate over the top of the rice crispy treats.
- Slice and serve once the chocolate has set.
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Lily's Chocolate All Natural Premium Baking Chips, Dark Chocolate, 4 Count
HighKey Keto Protein Breakfast Cereal - 0 Net Carb & Zero Sugar, Grain & Gluten Free Cereals Snack
Know Brainer Max Mallow Classic Vanilla | Guilt-Free & Zero Sugar Marshmallows
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 2gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
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