What's up Crush It Crew!
Today we're diving headfirst into a recipe that is going to elevate your snack game to a whole new level!
We all know that when it comes to fueling our bodies for intense training sessions, the right pre-workout snack can make all the difference. I'm excited to share with you one of my all-time favorites – the legendary rice crispy treat. But not just any rice crispy treat – we're talking about a creation that's infused with an extra dose of magic, courtesy of Core Nutritionals PRO. This Cookies n Cream Rice Crispy Treat is about to become your new fitness obsession.
Picture this: a blend of fast-digesting carbs and protein-packed goodness that gives you all the fuel your little heart (and muscles) could desire. The secret ingredient? Our very own Core Cookies n Cream PRO protein powder. As someone who is all about maximizing performance and taste, I wanted to create a treat that not only satisfies your cravings but also fuels your muscles like a champion.
Before we jump into the kitchen, let me share a quick tip. When it comes to making these treats, timing and precision are key. The marshmallow and protein mixture can set faster than you can say "gains," so I highly recommend having your ingredients weighed out and ready to go. This way, you'll be able to keep the momentum going and create these treats without any unnecessary interruptions.
And here's the exciting part – you can customize these treats to match your cravings and nutritional goals. Are you a Frosted Vanilla Cupcake addict or do you find yourself daydreaming about the classic Peanut Butter & Jelly combo? Well, guess what? You can swap in any of our Core Nutritionals Pro flavors, or even our ISO or Vegan flavors to tailor these treats to your taste buds' desires. And for those of you looking to add a little extra carb goodness, the MRP flavor is your go-to choice. Carrot Cake Rice Crispy Treats.. say no more!
Before we begin, if you are just looking for the recipe breakdown and instructions, please scroll down to the instructions and get in the kitchen! However, for those looking for a bit more detail before getting in the kitchen, please read on as we go over the justification and secrets behind this delicious Crush It Café recipe!
So without further ado, let's break down the recipe that's going to revolutionize your snacking game. With just a handful of ingredients, you'll be well on your way to enjoying these macro-friendly treats that come with 19g of carbs, 4g of fat, and 7g of protein per serving – all at just 134 calories.
Recipe Ingredients and Instructions:
To get baking, continue reading from here for a detailed look including step-by-step instructions and a breakdown of the ingredient list.
- 70g (2 scoops) Cookies n Cream PRO
- 60g Rice Krispies cereal
- 120g mini marshmallows
- 28g butter
1. Melt butter in a pot over medium heat on the stove.
2. Add mini marshmallows and stir frequently until melted.
3. Add protein powder and mix quickly to combine.
4. Incorporate half of the cereal, mix well, then add the remaining half and continue mixing until all cereal is coated.
5. Press the rice crispy mixture into a pan or baking sheet. Allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes.
6. Once set, cut the mixture into 8 treats and enjoy!
Serving size = 8 servings:
Macros: 134 calories, 7g Protein, 19g Carbohydrates and 4g Fat
I can't wait for you to try out these Cookies n Cream Rice Crispy Treats! Remember that it's not just about what you do in the gym, but also how you nourish your body in between those sessions. Pre and post workout nutrition is VITAL to reaching your goals! Stay tuned for more recipes, tips, and insights to help you crush your fitness goals. Until next time, keep lifting, keep snacking, and keep fueling those bodies to maximize your performance in and out of the gym!
About the Author:
This recipe was created by Emily Interwicz, one of Core's sponsored athletes. You can follow Emily for exercise, nutrition and bodybuilding tips via her Instagram page @emilylauren_d
Emily became a Core Nutritionals Sponsored Athlete after 3 years of being an Ambassador and living the Crush It Lifestyle. She owns E.L. Fit - an online fitness and nutrition coaching business where she helps others on the path to living their best and healthiest lives. She also competes in both the NPC and NANBF as a natural bikini athlete.