Rice Crispy squares are a childhood staple. It is one of the simplest recipes, so little ones can be kitchen helpers early, as they count marshmallows into the pot, and give the cereal a strong armed stir. Unfortunately, these delicious treats are not something you'd want around the house too often, because they aren't exactly a healthy snack.
The alternative: use Cheerios instead
. I use multi-grain cheerios, but you could really choose any kind you want. Marshmallows are marshmallows, and you can't really get around that. It's probably why these gooey treats are so popular, but switching up the cereal can go a long way towards reducing the caloric impact and mixing up the taste.
My mom has been known to hide even healthier cereals and seeds in these crispy squares. Kids will love them just as much, maybe more if you let them scavenge the cereal cupboard for other surprise additions.