Protein Powered Rice Crispy Squares

Protein Powered Rice Crispy Squares

One of my favourite things to do is recreate old recipes and make them into a healthier, much more nutritious versions. These Protein Powered Rice Crispy Squares are a prime example. Instead of the traditional marshmallow-y, chemical laden treat you are familiar with, I’ve whipped up a tasty alternative using unrefined sweeteners, coconut oil, brown rice crispies and protein from two sources. Protein powder and hemp seeds. Boom and boom. 🙂

Protein Powered Rice Crispy Squares

Like the recipe you made as a kid, this one is also fairly simple. I’m guessing the ease of making rice crispy squares is why we were all allowed to make these as children. I mean, you don’t hear of anyone saying how much they loved making Baked Alaska or Beef Wellington as kids, do you? Too complicated, right? Well, no complications here. Only yummy-ness.

Melt together the coconut sugar, coconut oil and almond milk, then stir in the remaining ingredients. See? Easy peasy.

Protein Powered Rice Crispy Squares
Protein Powered Rice Crispy Squares

The result is a caramel-y, crispy snack. Ideal for post workout fuel or an afternoon pick-me-up. They are a big hit around this household with Joe gobbling them up and Louis (the cat) trying to lick my fingers after eating one. Poor little guy. He never benefits from the fruits of my labour. Just the same old cat food for him. Sad trombone. 😉

Protein Powered Rice Crispy Squares

The good news is, you aren’t a cat and can enjoy these whenever you choose.

Happy Monday! Have a great week everyone. 🙂

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Protein Powered Rice Crispy Squares – Vegan & Gluten Free

Sharon Rhodes
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 98 kcal



  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt together the coconut sugar, coconut oil and almond milk. Stir well
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, protein powder, and coconut
  • Half a cup at a time, stir in the brown rice crispies. Finally stir in the hemp seeds
  • Line a 9×9 with parchment and grease the paper
  • Spread the rice mixture into the prepared dish and press down firmly. I used the back of a egg flipper
  • Chill in the fridge for an hour before slicing into squares


Calories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 30mgPotassium: 39mgSugar: 6gVitamin A: 60IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1.3mg
Keyword rice crispy protein squares
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  1. I like how you added the power of protein! I will have to try yours out. In the past, mine were so crumbly when I added the protein powder.

    1. Sounds awesome! I bet the chia seeds will give a nice little snap. 🙂 I’ve never tried puffed millet. I should really branch out a bit more.

    2. I’d love to hear if the attempt with puffed millet is successful – I have some I need to use up!

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