Wednesday, September 19, 2012

No Bake Nutella Kamut Crispie Treats

I used to make rice crispies all the time when I was younger. It was easy to make and tasted so much better fresh than the packaged versions. Plus I felt like such a big girl, making my own desserts and snacks. This is an updated version of those treats. I've experimented with peanut butter, almond butter and now I'm making it even better with some nutella. Who doesn't love nutella?! Sweet, hazel-nutty deliciousness. These are a great no-bake dessert or snack. It takes less than 10 minutes to make, which is awesome, since I don't have a ton of time with the new baby, to be whipping up something sweet. I am definitely a chocoholic, and having something on hand to satisfy that craving is always a good thing. It keeps me from reaching for the not-so-desirable candy bars and similar treats. These are quite rich, so I recommend eating as more of a dessert than a mid afternoon snack. 

I used puffed Kamut,  but you could use any puffed unsweetened cereal. I just happened to have Kamut on hand. 

No Bake Nutella Kamut Crispie Treats

Cook Time: < 10 minutes
Prep Time: 20 miniutes
Serves: 9 bars


  • 1oz hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp salted butter
  • 3/4 cup nutella, divided
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups organic kamut puffs

In a small skillet, toast the hazelnuts in a dry pan for about 5 minutes over medium heat. Shake the pan every so often and set the toasted hazelnuts aside. Once cooled, chop the nuts.

In a large pot, over low heat, combine the butter, 3/4 cup of the nutella, marshmallows, vanilla and cinnamon until melted through.

Stir in the kamut puffs, until well coated with the nutella mixture.

In a 9 x 9 pan (or whatever size you'd like), even spread the kamut/nutella mixture into the pan. Press down well, compacting it into the pan.

Sprinkle the chopped nuts evenly over the crispies, and press down slightly.

In the microwave, heat the leftover 1/4 cup of nutella for about 15 seconds or until slightly melted. Drizzle the melted nutella over the top of the crispies.

Place the pan into the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, to allow the chocolate to set.

Cut into 9 pieces and enjoy!

Nutritional Info per Bar:
Calories: 190 ; Fat: 10.5g ; Carbohydrate: 21g ; Fiber: 1.5g ; Sugar: 16g ; Protein: 3g