Cranberry Seeds Rice Krispie Treats

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Ocean Spray®.

A stack of rice krispies treats with cranberry seeds on a white plate.

Can you ever have too many rice krispie treat recipes?

NEVER!

This Cranberry Seeds Rice Krispie Treats recipe is a fun twist on the traditional recipe with added health benefits!

A bird's eye view of Cranberry Seeds Rice Krispie Treats and a glass jar of cranberry seeds.

Are you familiar with cranberry seeds? Yep, cranberries have seeds!

I am happy to say I am well acquainted with them now and have absolutely fallen in love with these little red seed beauties.

These seeds are upcycled and are a clean-label product harvested from sustainably grown cranberries.

Cranberry seeds add natural color with a neutral flavor to recipes.

Try baking them in your favorite quick bread or blend them into smoothies.

A stack of rice krispy treat squares.

The seeds are not hard like nonpareils sprinkles. They are fairly soft, don’t get stuck in your teeth, and have a mild tart yet slightly sweet taste. I am happy to report cranberry seeds are very tasty!

My next move with these red seeds is adding them to our homemade snack bars or energy balls.

Did I mention, this is the only red seed ready for consumption? Yep, it’s true! They also help support brain, heart and digestive health.

The top of Cranberry Seeds Rice Krispies Treats on a round plate.

Here are a few fun facts about cranberry seeds:

  • They are an excellent source of fiber at 1.6 times the amount found in chia and flax seeds.
  • Cranberry seeds are a good source of zinc, magnesium, and Omega 3 fatty acids.
  • The seeds are 100% natural in vibrant red color.
  • GMO free
  • Allergen free
  • No additives or preservatives
  • Helps support immunity
A bottle of red cranberry seeds next to puffed cereal treats.

As you can see these seeds offer an array of powerful nutritional benefits to support a healthy lifestyle!

Don’t you love finding new healthful ingredients? I know I do!

Time for some honestly…I have only made rice krispie treats a couple times. Cookies are typically my go-to when I am craving something sweet, but this no bake recipe is so simple and ooey-gooey. #yum

I am pretty sure I will forever be adding cranberry seeds to them because, why not? I will gladly take all the health benefits of these seeds when eating my sweets. 🙂

An up close photograph of rice crispy treats next to each other on a white and grey countertop.

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp plant based butter

5 oz marshmallows

3 cups Rice Krispies Cereal or any puffed rice crispy cereal

2 Tbsp Ocean Spray Cranberry Seeds plus more for topping

Instructions:

Step 1: Spray an 8×8 pan with non stick cooking spray.

Step 2: In a medium sized saucepan, melt butter on low-medium heat.

Pan on stovetop with butter melting.

Step 3: Add marshmallows and stir until melted and combined with butter.

Mini marshmallows added to melted butter in a sauce pan.

Step 4: Turn off heat. Add cereal and cranberry seeds. Mix until combined.

Rice krispie cereal and cranberry seeds in a pot on the stove top.
A black spatula stirring together rice crispy treats.

Step 5: Scoop warm mixture into greased pan. *Pro Tip: Spray fingertips with non-stick cooking spray and press the mixture into the pan.

Cranberry Seed Rice Krispy Treats pressed into a glass 8x8 pan.

Step 6: Sprinkle the top of the rice krispie treats with additional cranberry seeds about 1 teaspoon.

A pan of puffed rice cereal treats sprinkled with cranberry seeds.

Step 7: Once the mixture is cool and set, cut into squares and enjoy.

A glass jar of beautiful cranberry seeds.

You can learn more about these crimson jewels at http://www.cranberryseeds.com/.

Okay, let’s get you this simple Cranberry Seeds Rice Krispie Treats recipe card!

Cranberry Seeds Rice Krispies Treats

Cranberry Seeds Rice Krispie Treats | This easy gluten free and dairy free rice krispy treat recipe is vegan and oh so pretty! This original recipe is made new with the addition of fiber rich cranberry seeds. Add healthful ingredients like this to rice crispy treats for Valentine's Day, Christmas, or all the holidays. Find other fun recipe idea with cranberry seeds at Ocean Spray and cranberryseeds.com. Add these healthy seeds to other desserts, snacks, and smoothies. Find more recipes like this at happihomemade.com.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry seeds, dairy free, gluten free, marshmallow, plant based butter, rice crispy, rice krispies, snack, valentines day, vegan
Servings: 6
Calories:
Cost: $3.00

Equipment

  • 8×8 pan
  • medium saucepan
  • rubber spatula

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp plant based butter
  • 5 oz marshmallows mini or regular
  • 3 cups rice krispies or puffed rice cereal
  • 2 Tbsp cranberry seeds +1 tsp for topping

Instructions

  • Spray an 8×8 pan with non stick cooking spray.
  • In a medium sized saucepan, melt butter on low-medium heat.
  • Add marshmallows and stir until melted and combined with butter.
  • Turn off heat. Add cereal and cranberry seeds. Mix until combined.
  • Scoop warm mixture into greased pan. *Pro Tip: Spray fingertips with non-stick cooking spray and press the mixture into the pan.
  • Sprinkle top with additional cranberry seeds (about 1 teaspoon).
  • Once the mixture is cool and set, cut into squares and enjoy.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




*