Healthier Crispy Treats for the Holidays

These are a healthier alternative to the traditional rice crispy treats; I loved the crunchy texture and soft tangy cranberries! They make great gift treats or something to bring to the office party or your child’s school.


  • Cooking spray
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1 (10.5 oz) bag mini marshmallows
  • 1 (15 0z) box Kashi Go Lean Crunch Honey Almond Flax cereal (or something similar)
  • 1 and 1/4 cups dried cranberries or other dried fruit


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the marshmallows, stirring constantly, and cook until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in cereal and the dried fruit until well coated.
  3. Press mixture into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Let stand about 15 minutes until firm. Cut into bars.

Serves: About 24 bars

Recipe source: Adapted from a Southern Living recipe

Time: 30 minutes