Honey Peanut Butter Rice Krispy treats

One of our favorite easy lunches is a peanut butter and honey sandwich.  The combination of peanut butter and honey is so good, with sweet, chewy, and packed with protein.  When we heard that the A-Z Cooking With Kids recipe for this week was H is for Honey, we knew that we had to go with our favorite sweet/salty combination!  These Rice Crispy (or is it Krispy? Krispie?) Cereal Treats are made with honey and peanut butter and NO marshmallows or butter.  These crunchy and chewy cereal bars will satisfy your sweet tooth while staying on the healthier side!
Honey Peanut Butter rice krispy treats recipe. This is great for cooking with kids!

To make these cereal bars, skip the marshmallow and grease.  You’ll need just a few ingredients:  Affiliate links are included in this post for your convenience. 
1/2 cup honey
(But if you are able to grab up some local honey, go for that option!) 
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
–This is my FAVORITE brand.
4 cups Rice Krispies cereal (or any toasted rice cereal would work)

Cooking with Kids: Honey Rice Krispy Cereal Treats

Mix together: 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup peanut butter.  Pour these together in a saucepan.  Heat on the stovetop and continue stirring until the mixture begins to boil.  

Remove from heat and pour over 4 cups of Rice Krispies cereal.  Mix together until the cereal is coated with the peanut butter/honey mixture.  

Line a 9×9 inch casserole dish with parchment paper.  We have used wax paper in a pinch.  Pour the cereal into the casserole dish.

Use another piece of parchment paper to firmly press down the cereal.  You will want to press down pretty hard so that the cereal bars are not crumbly.  My kids LOVED this job.  Pressing down on the cereal bars allowed them to get a little pre-nap time sillies out ūüėČ

Honey (No marshmallow) rice krispy treats recipe
Allow the cereal treats to harden for several hours.  Pop them right out onto a cutting board in one big piece.  Using the parchment paper made this so easy.  Use a sharp knife to cut the rice crispy cereal treat squares.
Honey and Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats recipe
We have been enjoying these honey peanut butter rice crispy bars allllll day.  And then they were gone! 

See what the other bloggers in the A-Z Cooking With Kids series made with honey:
Honey Mustard Dressing from Mum in the Mad House
Honey Granola from Rainy Day Mum
Fried Ice Cream Sundaes from Still Playing School
Homemade Honey Caramel Sauce from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
The rest of our cooking with kids A-Z recipes can be seen here:

Carrot Veggie Puffs Recipe

Carrot veggie puff recipe
Cooking with kids¬†is such a fun way for us to create and learn in the kitchen. ¬†Not only are we able to experiment with mixing, pouring, and scooping, but we are trying new recipes together with the kids. ¬†As we cook our way through the alphabet, we’re excited to share new fun recipes and cooking adventures with you! ¬†We’ve already cooked¬†A is for apple dumplings¬†and¬†B is for banana cheesecake bites. ¬†Today we bring you a fun recipe that holds a special place in the hearts of us Aunts: Carrot Veggie Puffs! ¬†
Carrot Veggie Puffs recipe for cooking with kids.  This is a delishios appetizer recipe or side vegetable.  Kids will love the puff and it's easy to sneak in an extra vegetable serving!
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Carrot Veggie Puffs Recipe

RELATED READ: Fruit Pizza Recipe
I am lucky to have a recipe box full of recipes from my deceased Grandmother.  
The recipes are written in her neat handwriting, along with a few splats from cooking long ago in her kitchen.  I love to pull them out and read through these recipes.  
Some of the recipes, I have tried and remember well.  Others, like this one, are new to me.  
Almost all of the recipes are written in my Grandmother’s shorthand: ¬†Ingredients are missing key information…like the measurement needed of the main ingredients. ¬†
She made these recipes so often that she just knew how much of items to add.  When I saw this Zucchini Puff recipe, I knew that I could make a few minor additions and change just a bit to make her recipe a Carrot recipe. 
Carrot Vegetable Puffs recipe

Carrot Veggie Puffs:
One cup shredded carrots
one cup shredded zucchini
One half cup shredded onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
4 Tablespoons flour
cooking oil
Shred the carrots, onion, and zucchini using a grater.  
Kids should be closely supervised for this task, but given instruction, can definitely do this job.  
Show them how to hold the vegetables and slowly grate the vegetables.  I did shred the onion to avoid any hurt fingers because of the smaller size of our onions.  If you are concerned about kids using a grater on vegetables, this safety grater
is perfect for kids!
Combine the vegetables, salt, and pepper in a bowl or large measuring cup.
Beat the eggs in a bowl.  Big Sister (age 7) had a little bit of a surprise when she cracked the egg and the shell broke into the bowl!  
Stir in the milk, grated Parmesan cheese, and parsley flakes.  Add the flour and beat well to make a batter. 
Add the vegetables to the batter mixture and mix well.  
Drop by large spoonfuls into hot oil until golden brown on both sides.  
This is a part of the recipe that I did, to avoid oil splatters on the kids.  
Older kids can do this job with supervision and instruction.
RELATED READ: Veggie Quesadilla Recipe
Pat dry on paper towels.
RELATED READ: Quinoa Lettuce Wraps
Serve warm and watch the kids enjoy an extra vegetable serving with this pancake-like vegetable puff!
Carrot veggie puff recipe for kids
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MORE cooking with kids recipes you will love:

 Overnight Egg Strata Recipe   Strawberry Whole Wheat Pancakes  Fruit Pizza Recipe  Honey Peanut Butter Crispy Treats

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G is for Grapes: Fruit Pizza Recipe | H is for Honey: Peanut Butter Honey Squares
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