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Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  247
  • Protein  14 g
  • Carbohydrates  31 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  40 mg
  • Sodium  206 mg
  • Potassium  89 mg
  • Phosphorus  118 mg
  • Calcium  159 mg
  • Fiber  0.7 g

High Protein Rice Crispy Treats

Who doesn’t love a gooey, chewy, sweet rice crispy treat? How could such perfection possibly be improved? Incredibly, DaVita renal dietitian, Annette from Nevada, has done it—a new rice crispy treat with all the original taste and even more nutritional value for the dialysis diet—High Protein Rice Crispy Treats.

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Annette from Nevada.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 1 bar


    • 7 tablespoons butter
    • 40 large marshmallows
    • 1-1/2 cups whey protein powder 
    • 6 cups rice crispy cereal


    1. Melt butter in a large pot and add marshmallows. Stir constantly until marshmallows are completely melted.
    2. Remove pot from heat and gradually add protein powder. Mix until smooth. Add rice crispy cereal and mix until coated.
    3. Pour onto a greased 13” x 9” x 2” baking pan or cookie sheet and press down.
    4.  Cool and cut into 12 bars, 3” x 4” each.

    Microwave preparation

    1. In a large glass mixing bowl microwave butter and marshmallows for 2 minutes on high power. Stir to combine ingredients. Microwave 1-1/2 to 2 minutes longer.
    2. Add protein powder and stir until smooth. Add rice crispy cereal and stir until well coated.
    3. Pour onto a greased 13” x 9” x 2” baking pan or cookie sheet and press down.
    4.  Cool and cut into 12 bars, 3” x 4” each.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 2 meat
    • 1 starch
    • 1 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • For CKD non-dialysis on a lower protein diet, omit the protein for a low-protein snack.
    • After protein powder is added, mix rice crispy cereal in as soon as possible because the protein powder will start to harden if allowed to cool.
    • Use the amount of protein powder equal to 160 grams protein. Protein powders vary in the amount of protein per serving. The chart below lists some popular lower phosphorus powders and the amount to use in this recipe. Ask your dietitian for help if you use a different brand of protein powder.

    Protein Powder Product

    Portion per serving

    Amount for Recipe

    Protein g





    Designer Whey Protein®

    1 scoop or

    5 tablespoons

    1-1/2 cups

    or 8 scoops





    1 scoop

    8 scoops




    Egg Pro®

    5 tablespoons

    1-1/2 cups





    4 scoops

    32 scoops




    Resource Beneprotein®

    3 scoops

    25 scoops





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High Protein Rice Crispy Treats

CindyRD says:


Made these for patients and overall patients liked them, they came out a little crumbly though and I had to add a lot more butter to make the protein powder (body fortress vanilla) dissolve, tasted good though. No one could tell there was protein in there!

Feb. 26, 2014, 10:15 AM - Inappropriate review?

High Protein Rice Crispy Treats

deedlit0 says:


I just made these for a protein lobby day in my clinic. I took the suggestions of the previous commenters and used Vanilla protein powder and also added 4 oz of unsweetened applesauce. Wonderful! The patients loved them!

Mar. 13, 2013, 12:26 PM - Inappropriate review?

High Protein Rice Crispy Treats

outlawcat23 says:


I made these for the patients and they really loved them! I did have trouble with the recipe though. The first batch turned out very dry and brittle. After that I added 4 oz unsweetened applesauce to the melted butter/marshmallow mix before adding the protein powder and the 6 batches I made turned out great.

Jul. 05, 2012, 7:46 AM - Inappropriate review?

High Protein Rice Crispy Treats

rdcarrie says:


I made these for my patients last week and everyone loved them! I used the vanilla protein powder and that made them super yummy! Very easy way to "sneak in" protein.

Oct. 07, 2011, 10:40 AM - Inappropriate review?

High Protein Rice Crispy Treats

jesnyder says:


I made these treats for the clinic patients and staff -everyone loved them! Very cheap to make, and easy too!

Oct. 02, 2009, 11:23 AM - Inappropriate review?

High Protein Rice Crispy Treats

sblasczyk says:


I've made these for hi Protein day and patients and staff really enjoyed them.

May. 08, 2009, 12:46 PM - Inappropriate review?

High Protein Rice Crispy Treats



This was a great way for patients to learn how they can incorporate protein in treats they love. I did have a hard time mixing in the protein powder though:) I think the finished product was great but it came out a bit chewy. I'm wondering if we can alter it some way? Let me know if anyone has ideas.

Apr. 17, 2009, 7:49 AM - Inappropriate review?

High Protein Rice Crispy Treats



This is a good experience for educating intake of high protein snack with adding protein powder. Pt and staff really liked them. Thanks for the good recipe.

Oct. 16, 2008, 2:44 PM - Inappropriate review?

High Protein Rice Crispy Treats



I made this recipe for the patients at my unit for "High Protein Day". It was easy and with the addition of protein powder, a nice choice for the patients to try at home. The patients (and staff) loved the recipe! I found if you wear plastic gloves and mix everything together by hand it is really quick and easy.

Oct. 16, 2008, 2:38 PM - Inappropriate review?

High Protein Rice Crispy Treats

mcrdld says:


What a fun new way to include more protein. I loved the idea, so I tried this recipe and shared the bars as samples to the patients at my clinic. They turned out tasty--everyone said they like them. The only problem was that it is a little challenging to stir in all the protein powder. The mixture became quite stiff. so be sure to be prepared to use your elbow grease. But the finished product was worth it!

Jun. 05, 2008, 8:53 AM - Inappropriate review?

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