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


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
Netters56 says:

I think I forgot to include in my initial review that I use a full 16 ounce bag of miniature marshmallows which melt down a lot quicker than your large ones.

Aug. 08, 2017, 6:11 AM
High Protein Rice Crispy Treats

The website for Procel protein has a rice krispy treat recipe on there. It says to add 4 Tbsp water to the butter and marshmallow to help make the protein disolve. This would probably help when using other protein brands as well.

Jan. 13, 2015, 12:18 PM
High Protein Rice Crispy Treats
cnovak10 says:

I made these to include in a whey protein lobby day for my patients. They loved them! I did end up using a little more butter than the recipe called for, because it did start to harden quickly after adding the protein. I used Body Fortress Vanilla and my patients seemed to really enjoy these treats!

Jul. 07, 2014, 9:07 AM
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
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
High Protein Rice Crispy Treats

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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