I bought a jar of almond chocolate spread at Trader Joe's, which is essentially an almond rendition of Nutella. You can use Nutella instead or make your own chocolate nut butter if you don't have a Trader Joe's nearby. And if you don't want to use chocolate, you can always go with a traditional nut or seed butter, like peanut butter, instead. But either way these rice crisp treats are tasty and better for you than the traditional recipe.
You have the option of adding ground flax if you have it on hand. It'll add omega-3 fatty acids, which are a great fat for kids and adults. Just a tip for using flax- you can substitute it in for butter on a lot of recipes thereby cutting out saturated fats and replacing them with healthy fats. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for good cognitive function, and are also linked with improving mood and important for cellular function. This is an optional addition though, so if you don't have any that's fine.
Kiddo rice crisps
Prep time: 15 minutes
Makes: 15 squares
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup turbinado or raw sugar
1 cup chocolate nut butter
6 cups crisped rice cereal
1/2 cup ground flax optional nutrition boost
Combine honey and sugar over medium heat in a small saucepan. Cook until sugar is dissolved.