Rice Krispies Bars recipe – 181 calories

Rice Krispies bars recipe

A wonderful tasting bar… the great combination of flavors make this a really exciting and decadent version of the old rice crispy bar!

You can substitute the Grand Marnier with a little vanilla or orange extract. If you’re a big fan of white chocolate, you can skip the drizzling at the end and just dunk the bars into the white chocolate.

Rice Krispies Bars recipe – 181 calories

Ingredients:
4-4 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
2 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup dried apricots, diced
1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
cooking spray
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Topping
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
2 teaspoons Grand Marnier
1-3 teaspoon canola oil


Preparation:
1. Coat a 9×9 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside. Also apply a little spray to your cooking spoon.
2. To make the bars, begin by adding together the brown sugar and butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir for about 2 minutes, until the butter and sugar are melted.
3. Add in the 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and stir.
4. Add the miniature marshmallows and stir continuously, helping the puffs to melt. Continue mixing until you have a pale brown mixture that is still rather loose.
5. Once the marshmallows are fully melted and mixed with the sugar, add in the Rice Krispies, dried apricots and toasted almonds.
6. Stir quickly to get all of the ingredients incorporated.
7. Turn the mixture out into the 9×9 inch pan, distributing as much as possible using your spoon.
8. Place the bars in the refrigerator and leave them to set for about 30 minutes.
9. Invert the pan, giving it a good whack to release the bars.
10. Slice into 12 pieces.
11. To prepare the topping, melt the white chocolate chips in a double boiler over very low heat.
12. Add the canola oil to the chocolate and stir while the the chips continue to melt.
13. Stir the Grand Marnier into the melted chocolate and use a spoon to stripe the bars on the diagonal, allowing the melted chocolate to drip down the side.
14. Place the bars on waxed paper to cool.

Servings: 12 bars

Nutritional information for one serving:
Calories: 181
Calories from fat: 62
Total fat: 7g
Cholesterol: 8mg
Sodium: 106mg
Total carbs: 29g
Fiber: 0.8g
Protein: 2g
Weight Watchers points: 4

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138 Comments

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  3. This is absolutely yummy…

  4. look delicious…. but difficult to made it :(
    hehhe.. can u made it for me??

  5. très appétissante cette barre!!

  6. Those sound really good. Do you ever have any vegetarian recipes? I saw the tofu.

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    NUT-RITIOUS People who ate pistachios twice a day lowered their total cholesterol by eight per cent and their LDL and non-HDL cholesterol by 11 per cent, according to a study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Participants spent four weeks on each of three diets: a control diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products; a diet that included one serving (32 grams) of pistachios per day; and a diet that included two servings of pistachios per day_ The researchers note that compared to other types of nuts, pistachios are the richest source of phytosterols, plant compounds that help inhibit absorption of “bad” cholesterol . Pistachios also – contain fibre ,potassium , vitamin 86, beta-carotene, and other nutrients.

  15. Seems Great. I will give this one a try on a weekend. Is it easy to make?

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  18. look delicous! :) m gonna try it soon. cant wait.

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  23. I love this recipe especially since it can be used for gluten free living.

  24. Great recipe. Can’t wait to try it!!

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    Marianne Guarena looked at herself in the mirror a few years ago and did not love it. Anyone with money to spare now has a whole menu of new anti-aging treatments to choose from. Sagging cheeks? Try a face-lift designed for the young. Thinning lips? Injectable gels or silicone will plump them. Laugh lines? Doctors can push microscopic plastic beads under your skin to fix the problem – permanently. Men and women are experimenting with all of these cutting-edge anti aging products, despite the fact that many are not approved for cosmetic use. They are also going under the knife or the needle earlier than ever before. “I used to see mostly women in their 50s, and now I see women in their 40s and 30s,” affirms cosmetic-surgery consultant Wendy Lewis of New York City, who helps clients weigh the increasingly bewildering number of anti-aging options. “It is not unusual to see someone in her late 20s trying to maintain her looks.”
    Why would young women want to re engineer their faces? Perhaps it is a trickle down effect, speculates Diana Zuckerman, Ph.D., president of the National Center for Policy Research for Women & Families in Washington, D.C. “Baby boomers are doing whatever they can not to look old,” says Zuckerman, who has testified before the FDA on the safety of cosmetic devices. “When 60-year old women look so great, it puts pressure on younger ones to look great, too. So now you have got women in their 30s panicking about wrinkles.” Whereas previous generations had to resort to grueling, costly face-lifts, today the cures are less drastic and more affordable. And they are widely advertised by an industry seeking younger customers – because, the earlier women start, the more procedures they tend to get down the line.
    Yet even those in the plastic surgery business worry that the more common anti aging treatments are, the less seriously women take them. “We have come to look at these treatments as casually as a visit to the beauty parlor, and that is dangerous, Lewis complains. Even when cosmetic devices and materials are clinically tested, they are not always a good idea for young people, who are likely to live longer – perhaps decades longer – than the test period for these emerging technologies. “You need to do your homework, because some of these things have long-lasting complications,” says Tina Alster, M.D., a dermatologist in Washington, D.C. Today the products available might make your skin more sensitive, could rigger an allergic reaction or simply might not be as good as future ones, Dr. Alster says. “Why the rush? I don’t mind treating younger women, but they have to understand that the decisions they make today affect the choices they’ll have tomorrow.” For Guarena, plastic surgery was a no brainer. “If you have the opportunity to look the way want to look, why not do it she reasons. She was disappointed in her personal experience; though collagen lasts about three months on average before the body absorbs it, in Guarena the plumping effect would subside after a few weeks – at more than $500 per visit, it was an expensive habit. Guarena wanted big lips for keeps. So with the help of her surgeon, she decided on a new, and invasive, option: Gore-Tex implants.

    PLASTIC EFFECTS
    Plastic does have effects inside the human body,” says Zuckerman, who is leery that the Perfluoro chemicals used in the making of Gore-Tex implants might break down and leach into the bloodstream over time (just as the waterproofing in your rain coat may wear off).
    Chemicals that are known to be highly toxic?” Sucher asks. I would not want Gore-Tex in my body, end of story: (Gore Medical, the division of Gore-Tex that makes sutures and implants, declined to comment.) Guarena selected lip implants 3.8 mm thick, about the girth of a pipe cleaner, for her February 1999 procedure. While she was under light sedation, a doctor made four incisions in the inside corners of her lips and threaded the Gore-Tex tubes through using tiny metal forceps. The recovery process was more painful than she expected, because, she says, “it is impossible to keep your lips still. You don’t realize you are always moving them,” creating fresh jolts of pain each time. Three months later, Guarena was squirted out. According to Dr. Sasaki, this type of complication is not unexpected in Gore-Tex lip augmentations, which is why he doesn’t recommend them. “The material is a little firm,” he explains. “Because the lips are constantly moving, the edge of the material can work its way out and become infected.” Guarena was undeterred. After three months, she was back in the operating room for a set of slightly smaller Gore-Tex implants, this time with more successful results. She was also happy that the $2,000 procedure probably saved her thousands illicit injection.
    Liquid silicon which can be injected, was essentially banned or cosmetic use in 1991 yet is still administered in some doctors’ offices, in the back rooms of beauty parlors and at roving “pumping parties.” As in the case pictured above, it can harden and cause disfigurement. Doctors find it difficult to repair the damage surgically. “I have seen four or five patients in whom, during attempts to remove the silicon, nerves were cut,” says dermatologist Mariano Busso, M.D., of Miami. “The person lost movement in areas of the face.” who had taken 100s of dollars’ worth of collagen shots. Still, she can’t pucker her lips tight enough to whistle. Plus, the implant is uniform all the way across, so it is not exactly the rook she was going for. “It is more a Julia Roberts-like look, not that puffiness like Angelina,” she says.

    FILLING A NEED
    Those too squeamish for surgery have another option to fight the effects of aging: long-lasting wrinkle fillers which can be injected. When in June 2002 Guarena wanted
    a little extra oomph in her lips before a Las Vegas weekend with her girlfriends, she found herself in a plastic surgeons’ office once again, eagerly anticipating her first shot of a water-dear gel called Perlane. Fillers are plumping substances injected into the skin underneath a wrinkle. Unlike collagen – the grand dame of fillers – these newer products work up to a year. (One off-label treatment, Radiance, is thought to last up to seven years, although no one is sure, because it hasn’t been studied that long.) Unlike cow-collagen-based gels, which carry a 3 per cent allergy rate, many of the new fillers have a much lower allergy risk because they’re made either from human – based collagen” (such as those derived where they had been injected with Restylane. Although she says she is satisfied that Q-Med has made Perlane and Restylane safer, Dr. Alster still thinks it would be prudent for the drug authorities to require doctors to perform an allergy test: “Whenever you put any foreign substance in the body, it is always in peoples’ best interest to be tested first.”
    For Deborah Geller, it wasn’t enough to have fuller lips for a few months or even years. “I wanted it to be permanent,” says the 39-year-old sales manager in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Slim and blonde Geller was already gorgeous. In fact it would be much safe to use anti aging skin care products like tripeptinon and belisi skin tightener. But the year she turned 31, she realized “things were going south.” She had always been self conscious of her thin upper lip, and now she saw hollows under her eyes. On an Internet search engine, she typed permanent lip augmentation and thus discovered Artecoll. Used in Europe since 1994 and in Canada since 1998, Artecoll is a permanent wrinkle filler made of bovine collagen and microscopic beads made of acrylic (think Plexiglas), Once injected into the face, the collagen eventually dissipates, but the body can’t break down acrylic. Instead, the immune system kicks in and builds scar tissue around the plastic beads, keeping them encapsulated and plump. “It is like a candy coating of your own collagen, explains plastic surgeon Claudio De Lorenzi, M.D., of Kitchener, Ontario. Doctors administer Artecoll in a series of injections; in April 2001 , Geller flew to Montreal for her first shot. Using a tunneling procedure unique to Artecoll her doctor burrowed a hefty needle deeply into her skin and then injected the gel slowly as the needle was pulled outward. “It hurt like hell,” Geller remembers. “Tears were going down my face. Over the next two years, she flew to Canada five more times, returning home after each visit with her upper lip a little more inflated, just as she had hoped.
    But Artecoll horror stories abound. Dr. De Lorenzi was enthusiastic about it at first. We had been using it about a year and a half before we realized there was a problem, he recalls. ‘Our patients were coming back with lumpy lips.” The plastic beads were collecting into hard pebbles beneath the skin; when patients smiled, the whiteness of the scar tissue shone through. Artecolls manufacturer, Artes Medical, blames lumpy lips on poor technique. Dr. De Lorenzi (who still employs it for wrinkles and acne) counters that even surgeons who serve as official Artecoll trainers to other doctors have experienced complications. “If the material is so difficult to use that the worlds’ experts are having trouble, it tells me there is a problem with the material,” he says. That is not the worst of it. Some doctors have observed that Artecoll carries a risk for a serious allergic reaction called granulomas, in which inflammation and scar tissues form under allergy attack granulomas. But because so much is unknown about long-term results, in December 2001 three Swiss medical societies advised against permanent wrinkle fillers such as Artecoll for the face. Dr. Alster adds one last warning: “People forget that as they get older, the face loses some of its’ elasticity,” she says. “I’ve seen people get permanent fillers, and as they age the fillers become more prominent in their faces because the skin around them sags. The Artes spokesman says this is “purely a myth” and that inplants will instead become less prominent with age as they settle into the subcutaneous fat. Still, because no one knows how her skin is going to slacken down the road, Dr. Alster concludes, “if you are young, get something temporary.”

    MORE WORK
    Fortunately, Geller has had no problems so far: She was so pleased with the results that she went back and had Artecoll injected in the edge of her lower lip. She also got some Artecoll in the hollows under her eyes, in the creases between her nose and mouth and to fill out her laugh lines. She has considering getting more injections to accent her cheekbones. In fact, Geller very likely has more Artecoll in her face than anyone on earth. “I have had 20 syringes, which is a lot. I think I am a record holder!” she exults. At more than $450 per syringe, plus airfare and hotel costs for each Montreal visit, her habit has added up. “But to be 34 and look in the mirror and see no smile lines, that is priceless,” she says.
    Consider Nicole, 47, a former model from Miami who, out of embarrassment, asked that her last name be withheld. “I still cannot believe what I have done to myself,” she says. “It was just this crazy idea I had, and now it has ruined my life.” In her 20s. Nicole coked like a young Brigitte Bardot with olive skin, dark eyes and wavy blonde “alas” But a few years ago, she began to worry about what her advancing age got do to her modeling career. “I looked tired out. I wanted to look more refreshed,” she says.
    Miami beauty-salon owner named Maria Ruiz promised a european product that would erase her wrinkles and restore fullness to her lips. Nicole was drawn in by Ruizs’ promises and by the low price: only $5250 for an injection that would last a lifetime. In a back room, Ruiz injected Nicole with a viscous clear fluid. “I figured it was not a big deal,” Nicole recalls. It turned into a nightmare.” The fluid was liquid silicone that was injected. Unlike the encapsulated silicone in breast implants, liquid silicone is a slippery all with a nasty tendency to migrate, collecting and sometimes hardening in unexpected places. “Imagine the atrocity,” says dermatologist Mariano Busso, M.D., of Miami, who sees about one patient a week damaged by this injection. “The silicone that was on your butt winds up on your thigh. Someone had it injected in her breasts and it hardened; she had to have a mastectomy. No wonder the US FDA essentially banned the stuff in 1991. Although a form of liquid silicone has since been approved for retina in surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery warns against its off-label use for cosmetic purposes.
    Injections are administered in champagne-fueled events known as pumping parties. Often, the practitioners there use contaminated silicone smuggled from South America, Torres says. “I’ve seen industrial-strength silicone, the kind of stuff they use to refinish furniture or seal up windows you buy it at a hardware store!” he says. “I have seen candle wax, paraffin. It is crazy.” A few years back industrial-grade silicone claimed a fatality when a 53-year-old Florida woman received multiple injections in her buttocks that leaked into her bloodstream; the silicone moved to her lungs and she died of an embolism. Her primary injector, who made his living by touring pumping parties, was convicted of third-degree murder. “Some people will do anything for beauty, but are you willing to die for it?” Torres asks. “The people getting this (procedure) do not understand that is the risk

    PAYING A HEAVY PRICE
    It took a few months for the lumps to begin collecting under Nicoles’ eye and in her lips. The skin under her eyes started to droop with the weight of the gathering silicone, and a heavy ball hung down from her hardening bottom lip. “I looked like a monster,” she says. Ruiz was convicted of the unlicensed practice of medicine, for which she received probation and a fine. As for Nicole, she has had four reconstructive surgeries, most done for free or a token fee by sympathetic doctors.

  29. That sounds really yummy. Sadly I can’t do white chocolate due to a soy allergy, but I have a recipe for a simple gooey ball that is 85 calories a ball on my blog.

  30. Just given this one a try and what can I say…. Yummy…

  31. WOW… great recipe

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  32. Will try them out now….seems to be really yummy

  33. Great sharing, thanks for the recipe, i’ll try within this week!

  34. Great sounding recipe. Can’t wait to try this one. Thanks for sharing.

  35. That’s a funny recipe. I’ll definitely try this.

    Thanks,

    Ben

  36. Sound delicious!Doesn’t look like very easy to make, but I’m going to try this this weekend!

  37. very good recipe for healthy diet. thank’s

  38. WOW! This recipe looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it!!!!! I’m always looking for healthy recipes. Thanks

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  41. I love this recipe and can’t wait to try it at home. The best thing is that it’s healthy so you don’t feel guilty about eating this delicious treat.

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  43. yeah i’m a big fan of white chocolates!

    sure

    i’ll try this at home

    it’s nice to know that this recipe is low in calories

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  46. OMG, you are my new best friend… these sound so delicious!! Rice Crispy treats always remind me of when I was a little girl and my mom would make these- one of the few treats I actually still eat now- thanks for the wonderful twist on the recipe!

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  49. I am going to try this recipe.

    my mouth is watering at the thought!!