Life is Good – Recipe: Almond Butter Cereal Treats

Life is good when two brothers know how to truly wake me up each school morning by happily playing on their bikes.  It makes me smile.

Life is good when my little girl asks if she can do chalk on the sidewalk.  And, when I look up to see what she has drawn she says, “It is you and me, Momma.  I drew it for you to thank you for all of the nice things that you do for me.”

Life is good when I walk outside to see the boys happily jumping on the trampoline together, just enjoying a brotherly moment together.

Life is good when I get a new dryer, to go with the new washer, and the littles are just as excited about the dryer as they were the washer.

Life is good when I go to bed with a cute little dog each night…and a sweet husband, of course.

Life is good when I walk into a room and find all three of my littles snuggled up together watching a movie.

Life is good when I decide to throw together a quick afternoon snack for the littles, and I am thanked with warm smiles of delight.

Almond Butter Cereal Treats

Almond Butter Cereal Treats

Growing up, we called these treats "Special K Treats" and made them with Special K cereal and peanut butter. I adapted them to make them gluten and peanut free.


1 cup sugar

1 cup Karo (it no longer contains high fructose corn syrup)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup almond butter

1/2 cup sunbutter

4 cups Rice Krispies cereal


  1. Add the sugar, Karo, vanilla, almond butter, and sunbutter to a medium pan, and cook over medium heat until melted.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  3. Add the Rice Krispies cereal and mix together.
  4. Lightly grease a muffin pan, and add a giant spoonful of the mixture to each muffin cup.

Once cooled, serve to happy littles.  And, yes, I confess….I did have one for breakfast.  I had a smoothie, too, though, so that still counts as healthy.  Right?!

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