Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  160
  • Protein  5 g
  • Carbohydrates  22 g
  • Fat  6 g
  • Cholesterol  25 mg
  • Sodium  93 mg
  • Potassium  56 mg
  • Phosphorus  31 mg
  • Calcium  15 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

Microwave High Protein Rice Crispy Treats

Sweet, buttery and crunchy--that's how patients describe these yummy Microwave High Protein Rice Krispy Treats from DaVita dietitian Kristen in New Jersey

Diet types:

  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Kristen from New Jersey.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 1 bar


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups marshmallow crème
  • 1 cup whey protein powder
  • 5 cups rice crispy cereal


  1. In a large bowl, melt butter in microwave for 1 minute.
  2. Add marshmallow crème and microwave for 30 seconds; stir. Microwave 30 seconds more and stir until well blended.
  3. Quickly add protein powder and mix until smooth.
  4. Quickly add pre-measured rice crispy cereal and mix until coated.
  5. Pour into a greased 13” x 9” pan and press down evenly.
  6. Cool, and then cut into 12 bars, 3” x 4” each.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • After protein powder is added mix quickly and add rice crispy cereal in as soon as possible because the protein powder will start to harden as it cools.
  • Nutrition facts based on use with EAS 100% Whey Protein powder. One half cup weighs 84 grams and contains 54 grams protein. Since protein powders vary in the amount of protein, phosphorus and calcium, ask your dietitian for a list of acceptable brands.
  • These treats are great for a snack, dessert, or breakfast on the go! 
  • Marshmallow crème is also known as marshmallow fluff. You can substitute 40 large marshmallows for 2 cups of marshmallow crème.
  • Compared to the other High Protein Rice Treats recipe on, this version has less protein powder so it is less dense. Both are very tasty!

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Microwave High Protein Rice Crispy Treats

donnellholt says:


Are there any concerns about creatin found in whey protein powder? New to the dialysis diet. Dietitian comment: No this is not a concern. The total protein consumed and the level of kidney function to remove all protein waste is more important.

Aug. 27, 2014, 6:24 PM - Inappropriate review?

Microwave High Protein Rice Crispy Treats

sweetiepop says:


My dialysis clinic...DaVita Maysville...made these for us as a treat during one treatment. They are wonderful...easy to make and taste great

Aug. 19, 2014, 6:04 PM - Inappropriate review?

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