Healthier Apple Oatmeal Rice Krispies Treats

Yummy, Yummy…This is such a fun fall treat! And no baking is necessary.  It’s a healthier version of the classic Rice Krispies treats and your kids are sure to love them too! Each square has 134 calories and 2 grams of fat.
Healthier Apple Oatmeal Rice Krispies Treats

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 16 squares
Food Facts
Rice Krispies Treats were invented in 1939 by Malitta Jensen and Mildred Day. They worked at the Kellogg Company Home economics department as a fundraiser for Camp Fire Girls. 
Shopping Tips
It’s important to use quick oats not old-fashioned rolled oats for this recipe. They create a much better texture and work much better in “no-bake” desserts.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 5-Blue
WW SmartPoints 5-Green
WW Points Plus 4
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 square
134 calories, 2g fat, 0g sat. fat, 4mg chol, 2g protein, 29g carbs, 2g fiber, 61mg sod, 14g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
120 calories, 0g sat. fat, 2g protein, 12g sugar
Healthier Apple Oatmeal Rice Krispies Treats

Healthier Apple Oatmeal Rice Krispies Treats

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cool Time: 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 134 kcal


  • 3 cups apples, peeled and diced
  • teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • cups  quick oats, see shopping tips
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • teaspoons vanilla

Ingredients for Topping:

  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


  • In a microwave-safe small bowl, add apples and 1½ teaspoons cinnamon. Mix together. Cook in microwave 1½-2 minutes, until soft.
  • In a large bowl, mix together Rice Krispies cereal, quick oats, and cooked apples. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until completely melted. Remove from heat and stir in 2 teaspoons cinnamon and vanilla extract. Add melted marshmallow mixture and stir until well coated.
  • Spread mixture into a 9 x 9-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Pat down slightly.
  • For the topping: Mix together sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle all over top with sugar/cinnamon topping. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes and cut into squares. Best if served the day you make them or the next day. Or, bake and freeze. Leftovers freeze great.


Serving: 1squareCalories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 2gFat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 61mgFiber: 2gSugar: 14gBlue Smart Points: 5Green Smart Points: 5Plus Points: 4
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!


  1. If you bake these, what temperature would you use and for how long? I think that a crispy crust might be nice! Thank you!

  2. I’ve never tried to bake these once made. I’d probably bake for 15-20 minutes in a 350 degree oven. I’d love to hear how they turned out Lisa!
    All the best,

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