This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Ocean Spray.
When it comes to baking, you know I’m all about healthier alternatives. With that said, I’m a sucker for nostalgia and so, can’t turn down a good twist on a classic. That’s why, when I was introduced to this box of treats by Ocean Spray®, I knew exactly what I had to do!
Filled with several of the most common ingredients to make Crispy Rice Treats, these little red seeds by Ocean Spray® were also calling my name – especially since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!
So, what exactly are cranberry seeds, you may be wondering? Well, just like they sound, they are literally the little red seeds from cranberries! Great for digestive health, cranberry seeds may also help support immunity, heart health, and brain health! Plus, they add the prettiest red color and the slightest little crunch with a very neutral flavor – so you can’t go wrong!
Furthermore, Ocean Spray® Cranberry Seeds offer a multitude of other nutritional attributes including an excellent source of fiber at 1.6 times the amount found in chia and flax seeds, and they are a good source of zinc, magnesium, and Omega 3 fatty acids. In addition, Ocean Spray® Cranberry Seeds are also GMO-free, allergen-free, and have no additives or preservatives. Oh, and I can’t forget to add they are upcycled from food waste – which makes them eco-friendly too!
Now on to the recipe:
Recipe for Healthier Crispy Rice Treats
- 3 cups Crispy Rice (preferably brown rice)
- 1 cup Marshmallows
- 1 cup All-natural Peanut Butter
- 1/3 cup Plant-based Butter (or Coconut Oil)
- 2 TB. Ocean Spray® Cranberry Seeds, plus extra for topping
- Melt the Marshmallows, Peanut Butter, and Butter in a saucepan on medium-low heat, stirring often so the mixture doesn’t burn.
- Once completely melted, pour over a bowl filled with the Crispy Rice.
- Add in the Ocean Spray® Cranberry Seeds and stir until thoroughly combined.
- Place the mixture in a lightly greased 8×12, or similar-sized dish, and press down completely.
- Sprinkle with additional Cranberry Seeds for added color + nutrition.
- Let the Crispy Treats cool in the fridge, or on the counter if you are more patient.
- Once they are cooled, cut and enjoy!
To learn more about OceanSpray® Cranberry Seeds, check out their website www.cranberryseeds.com.