High Protein Rice Krispy Treats


Serving Size:
1 bar

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Vegetarian


  • 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.

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.

Designer Whey Protein®
Portion per serving: 1 scoop or 5 tablespoons
Amount for recipe: 1-1/2 cups or 8 scoops
Protein: 18 g
Potassium: 100 mg
Phosphorus: 140 mg

Portion per serving: 1 scoop
Amount for recipe: 8 scoops
Protein: 20 g
Potassium: 115 mg
Phosphorus: 69 mg

Egg Pro®
Portion per serving: 5 tablespoons
Amount for recipe: 1-1/2 cups
Protein: 20 g
Potassium: 250 mg
Phosphorus: 94 mg

Portion per serving: 4 scoops
Amount for recipe: 32 scoops
Protein: 20 g
Potassium: 140 mg
Phosphorus: 108 mg

Resource Beneprotein®
Portion per serving: 3 scoops
Amount for recipe: 25 scoops
Protein: 18 g
Potassium: 105 mg
Phosphorus: 45 mg

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

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 starch
  • 1 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


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