My friends Jen, Tairalyn, and I love to cook and bake and we thought it'd be fun to see what happens when we take one recipe and approach it three different ways. I like to play with ingredients and try to find healthy(ish) alternatives to traditional ingredients (but you'll have to pry butter from my cold, dead hands.) Jen is a ninja when it comes to substituting healthy ingredients to truly healthify recipes. And Tairalyn is taking one for the team by making the recipes in their full sugary, buttery glory (she really is a saint.) This month we're feeling seasonal and tackling Rice Krispie Treat Eggs.
I used natural peanut butter instead of regular butter in the treats and while I like the peanut taste, the treats are crunchier and more difficult to chew than regular Rice Krispie treats. And I burned the crap out of my pan so I don't think I'll be doing that again.
I decided to stick to nuts and dried fruits for my toppings. I used milk chocolate as my "glue" and stayed away from food colouring. So no, not the healthiest treats but not the worst ones either.