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

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

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

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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  1. Brigitte Célibataires says:

    it looks really tasty.
    I will go to the shop and cook it tonight.
    I can’t wait.

    I think my litlle family will be happy.

  2. I need to try this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Love your share!

  3. I think my litlle family will be happy

  4. Absolutely yummy :) It is hard to make rice krispies that are low fat. Nice to see you’ve done it. A great addition to the low calorie family.

  5. mmm…. looks like yummy…. maybe I will cook it for Sat Night….

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  6. I love love love this recipe. Great for kids and adults too

  7. It looks so tasty.

    Yummy yummy

  8. I´ve never tought I could make cripspy bars on my own. Actually why not? Thanks, i´m going to try, it seems pretty easy..

  9. Josh Patel says:

    Thanks a lot. This is the recipe I was really looking for. The bar is delicious and healthy. My wife is overjoyed that something can be yummy yet noy high on calories.
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  10. i´have never tryed it before. i´m going to do that tomorrow
    i hope that i can.
    thank for the advice and for this very good idea

  11. I’m hungry right now. I will try to do this. Thanks!

  12. Camitta D. says:

    Great recipe on Rice Krispes. The calories in those things are very important. I love them.

  13. Rice Krispie treats are my favorite dessert, and I’m so glad you posted a recipe that’s decent :). Thanks for sharing! I actually work with a program called Chef’s Diet, and we focus on bringing people healthy, well balanced meals made from fresh fruits, veggies and meats. The meals are prepared daily and then delivered straight to your door! If anyone has wondered if they could be eating healthier but may not have time to shop for and prepare healthy meals, visit http://www.mychefsdiet.com to learn more!

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  16. This sounds absolutely delicious. Thanks for posting it.

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  20. Ines Rencontres says:

    This receipt looks really good. I will try it tonight !
    Thanks for it.

  21. Mmmh, sounds yummy! Will have to try the recipe soon! Thx, Ian

  22. Really good recipe! I tried this yesterday and it turned out really good.!! Thanks!

  23. Can we used white sugar instead of 1/4 cup light brown sugar?

  24. Thanks for this recipe. Its very easy and it will help my diet as well

  25. Thank you, I would recommend basmati rice

  26. This recipe is great. Only 181 calories – it makes for a great after dinner treat, or anytime treat! Rice squares are light, fun and easy to make. They serve well to all ages, young and old. Thanks for the recipe.

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  29. Sounds good with the apricots and nuts!

  30. Wow, what a tasteful recipe. Sounds realy good.

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  32. Will try this for my dinner, thanks

  33. 2000 calories a day allowance / 181 calories = roughly 11 bars a day…I think I could manage that!

    Thanks for the recipe!

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

  35. don’t mean to piss on your parade…but the premade ones are only 90 calories. 8)

  36. I will check it out, right now.

  37. My kids love them! Making them again soon! thanks :)

  38. This doesn’t sound like a diet friendly recipe. I’m pretty sure I can sneak this past my picky kids. ;D

  39. nice site indeed – thank you, oyoiks!

  40. I love Rice Krispies. Thanks for the Recipes

  41. Thank you I like rice, try it with indian basmati rice

  42. sounds quite yummy :D. I’ll give it a try.

  43. Mmmh, sounds yummy! Will have to try the recipe soon! Thx a lot

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  45. Interesting! Great idea for sharing the ingredients. Will try to do it in my free time.

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