So it snowed last night in the Twin Cities and let me just say, it’s a beaut Clark. What is not a beaut is that it had rained all day yesterday and THEN snowed, which essentially turned all roads and major highways into a giant ice skating rink.
Listen, as a born and raised mid-westerner, it’s 100% true that we’re primed to take on the tundra-esque elements of winter in a vehicle–ANY vehicle. *Shout to my mom’s blue Chevy Nova that got us through the Halloween blizzard of 91’* And while also doing so with a friendly smile, a courteous wave and welcomed right of way—because MN nice don’t ya know. I’m actually not kidding when I say that. I tried driving in New York once and it was only then that I realized that what I ASSUMED was road rage (angry, judgy eyes and a potential profanity you can see someone whispering under their breathe) was clearly underestimating the term compared to what the rest of the country was doing (insert every profanity and threatening hand gesture here).
(Actual response from Sherman when asked how he feels about the snow)
ANYWAY, regardless, I was NOT about to risk my life pulling some vehicular Cirque du Soleil moves for 2 hours trying to get anywhere today, so thankfully I’m able to WFH. Also supes thankful because I, in turn, got to enjoy my coffee out of a mug AND with a side of Rice Krispie Treats. Ok, so maybe like a small bite because I’m trying this whole interesting carb backloading thing right now–that’s another day another post. BUT you best believe the hubs enjoyed and they’re going to be making a regular appearance around here.
Friends…I bring you the ultimate (mostly) macro friendly, minimal ingredient, protein Rice Krispies Treats. Who DIDN’T (doesn’t ?) love these things?! Who’s thinking of their grandmother stirring up a pot of warm marshmallow goo right now? *raises hand* Or reminiscing on living off these things as an after school snack *raises both hands* Sit back, relax, allow your childhood nostalgic memories to set in and enjoy these babies without the guilt. I’ll just leave this right here for you….
Gluten Free Protein Rice Krispies Treats
Makes 12 bars (servings)
- 3 cups Rice Cereal ( I used Erewhorn Crispy Brown Rice GF Cereal )
- 1 cup vanilla protein powder (I used Jay Robb Vanilla Whey)
- 1/2 cup Almond Butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3 TBSP Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
Directions: Put cereal and protein powder into a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix honey and almond butter and heat until smooth (~ 10-15 seconds). Combine all ingredients into the large mixing bowl and gently mix until all combined. Press mixture into 8X8 baking dish lined with wax or parchment paper. Refrigerate or freeze until cooled and firm (at least one hour). Cut into 12 squares. House immediately.
Macros (per 1 bar) 20 C 7 P 6 F