Protein Rice Krispies

protein rice krispies
These protein rice krispies are super satisfying and easy to throw together.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with a Healthy Twist: Homemade Protein Rice Krispies

Remember those nostalgic treats from your childhood—the crispy, gooey Rice Krispies squares that were always a hit? Well, get ready to relive those memories with a healthy twist!

These homemade protein Rice Krispies not only taste just as delicious as the original, but they also come with the added health benefit of extra protein. It’s the perfect combination of indulgence and nutrition, making it a guilt-free treat for both kids and adults alike. So, let’s dive into the recipe and discover how to create these delightful squares of goodness.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 6 cups marshmallows
  • ½ cup vanilla protein powder


To begin, melt the unsalted butter in a nonstick pot over low heat. The low heat ensures that the butter melts slowly and evenly, preventing it from burning. Once the butter has melted, it’s time to add the marshmallows—a crucial ingredient that gives the Rice Krispies squares their signature chewy texture.

Stir the marshmallows constantly with a rubber spatula as they melt, ensuring that they don’t stick to the pot. The process of melting marshmallows requires patience and attention, as they can quickly turn into a sticky mess if not handled properly. Continue stirring until the marshmallows have completely melted and formed a smooth, gooey mixture.

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Now comes the secret ingredient—the vanilla protein powder. Incorporating protein powder into the Rice Krispies squares not only adds a nutritional boost but also enhances the flavor profile. Add the protein powder to the melted marshmallow mixture and stir until it dissolves completely. This step ensures that the protein powder is evenly distributed throughout the treats, providing a protein-packed bite in every square.

Once the protein powder has dissolved, remove the pot from the heat. It’s time to bring in the star of the show—the Rice Krispies cereal. Gently fold in the cereal, making sure that every piece is coated with the marshmallow-protein mixture. Be careful not to over-stir, as excessive stirring can make the bars hard and lose their desired light and crispy texture.

Prepare an 8×8 container by lining it with parchment paper. This will prevent the Rice Krispies mixture from sticking to the pan and make it easier to remove the squares later on. Transfer the mixture to the container and gently press it down using a wet rubber spatula. Wetting the spatula prevents it from sticking to the mixture, ensuring a smooth and even surface.

Allow the homemade protein Rice Krispies to set for approximately 30 minutes. During this time, the mixture will firm up and become easier to cut into individual squares. This waiting period can be quite challenging, as the irresistible aroma of the treats fills the air, but trust us—it’s worth the wait!

Once the protein Rice Krispies have set, it’s time to indulge in these delightful treats. Carefully lift the edges of the parchment paper to remove the block of squares from the container. Place it on a cutting board and slice it into your desired portion sizes. Whether you prefer bite-sized squares or larger bars, the choice is yours.

Now, take a moment to appreciate the beautiful sight before you—homemade protein Rice Krispies that look just as tempting as the ones you enjoyed as a child. As you take your first bite, savor the familiar crunch, the gooey marshmallow, and the subtle sweetness. But this time, you can relish the satisfaction of knowing that you’re also treating your body to a protein boost.

These homemade protein Rice Krispies are not only a delightful snack but also a convenient way to satisfy your sweet tooth while incorporating additional protein into your diet. They make a great on-the-go option for busy days or a fun treat for parties and gatherings. You can even customize them by adding mix-ins like chocolate chips, dried fruits, or nuts for an extra touch of flavor and texture.

These homemade protein Rice Krispies offer a healthier twist on a classic childhood treat. With their crispy texture, gooey marshmallow goodness, and added protein, they are a win-win for both taste buds and nutrition. So, why not whip up a batch of these delightful squares and enjoy the best of both worlds—a nostalgic indulgence with a healthier edge.

Protein Rice Krispies

Author: Maddy & JD – Them Bites
These homemade protein rice krispies taste just as delicious as what you remember from your childhood, but with the added health benefit of extra protein.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 197 kcal


  • 4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 6 cups marshmallows
  • ½ cup vanilla protein powder

Recipe Instructions

  • Melt butter in a nonstick pot over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir constantly with a rubber spatula until melted. Add protein powder and stir to dissolve.
  • Remove from heat and gently fold in your cereal until it’s completely coated. (Be careful not to over stir because it will make your bars hard).
  • Transfer to a 8 x 8 container (lined with parchment paper) and gently press into pan. Wet your rubber spatula to avoid sticking.
  • Allow to set for 30 minutes and enjoy.


Calories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 91mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 708IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 3mg
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