Though peanut butter tends to be high calorie, the quantity per portion in this recipe ends up small. All in all, probably a bit better for you than marshmallows. And, the brown rice syrup in this recipe makes the bars more than sweet enough. So far I have made them twice, once with low calorie peanut butter and once with PB2, both of which I recommend you try!
Here is the recipe I use:
1 cup low calorie peanut butter or PB2
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
1 dash of vanilla
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups crispy brown rice cereal
In a saucepan heat the first 3 ingredients until they are well mixed and smooth. Add cinnamon and stir well. Pour the dry cereal into a large mixing bowl and add the rice syrup / peanut butter mixture. Mix well until all the rice crispies are well coated. Press mixture into an oiled pan and flatten with a spatula. Cool to room temperature and serve. Makes about 12 bars. Each bar is 112 calories and 3 weight watchers points plus points (do re-check your calories/points based on what peanut butter you use).