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Eat.Live.Be Week 4 {Recipe: Chocolate Malt Krispie Bars}

Technically this…

Plus this…

Should not equal this…

(which is down 2 pounds from my weigh in last week of 179). I did a horrible job on my Weight Watchers points this week, but made up for it with keeping up with my exercising. Even got up at 6am on Saturday to exercise… I purposely got out of my very warm, comfortable bed on a weekend to exercise. Not sure what kind of crazy got in me, but I’m glad it did. I actually even enjoyed it and it was a great start to my weekend!

The topic of Eat.Live.Be this week is “Your Biggest Challenge”. I am like so many others and can answer this with great ease. The biggest challenge I have in fulfilling my wish for a healthy lifestyle is… me. No one else. I have a very difficult time with the “all or nothing” mentality I talked about last week. If I mess up in the morning, I throw in the towel for the whole day because that’s how I am. I am that way in so many aspects of my life and it is something I am working desperately hard to overcome! Check out the list of Eat.Live.Be Bloggers at the bottom of this post to see how they are doing on our healthy lifestyle initiative. There are some really great, thought provoking posts.

Now, in the meantime, I’m going to share this Chocolate Malt Krispie Bar recipe with you. I made this for our Happiness Project group last week. It was quick to put together and different enough to get everyones attention. On top of that, I love malt (if you couldn’t tell from my Triple Chocolate Malt bread from yesterday) so these are pretty darn tasty! Enjoy (but in moderation… remember we are trying to be healthy around here!)

Recipe: Chocolate Malt Krispie Bars (from Taste of Home)

  • 4 cups malted milk balls, divided
  • 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup malted milk powder, divided
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) HERSHEY’®S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  1. Chop 1 cup malted milk balls; set aside. In a Dutch oven, combine marshmallows and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from the heat; stir in the cereal, 3/4 cup malt powder and chopped candy. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Stir in remaining malt powder. Spread over cereal bars. Top with remaining malted milk balls. Let stand until set. Cut into squares. Yield: 2 dozen.

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Comments

  1. These look so delicious! And, that’s fabulous that the scale has gone down, too… Congrats :)

  2. Congrats on the weight loss! I with you about the moderation thing :)

    Those rice krispy bars look incredible!! Anything with chocolate malt balls has to taste good :)

  3. These look insanely good! OMG!

  4. I really, really want one of those rice krispie bars… but, I don’t think I could stop at 1!

    Congrats on the loss this week! That’s AWESOME and I’m impressed that you got up early on the weekend to workout! You inspire me!

  5. Way to go! Exercise really is key. And… it can actually be fun and a little addicting.

    You’re right — these bars are just different enough to be really intriguing! I am loving the malt recipes.

  6. I am hiding those photos from my teenagers.. otherwise I would have no peace at all!!! (I am saving the recipe for the mom’s version of a “get out of teenager jail free card”!!!) Congratulations on the downward trend of your scale!!!
    The key is that you EXERCISED – good for you!!!
    Here is a tip that I have used in nutrition counseling – build in rewards for your hard work that aren’t food related. For example – add 1 or 2 new favorite songs to your ipod but ONLY let yourself listen to them when you are exercising – you can also do the same thing with books/magazines.
    Keep up the good work!!!

  7. You are killing me with the amazing desserts and breads you make… awesome job girl!

  8. Woo-Hoo, Girl…Congrats! These Rice Krispie Bars look too good to pass up!

  9. The malt krispy bars are awesome and totally capable of me making forget about any diet.

  10. These look insane … they have my name all over them. Kudos for getting up at 6AM and if you were 2 pounds down you must have been doing a lot more good then bad. keep it up!

  11. Love this recipe! Yay for early morning workouts:)

  12. Congrats on the loss ;). For some unknown reason I absolutely adore Whoppers. YUM!

  13. I love anything chocolate malt related. Seriously, it brings me unequaled happiness. :-)

  14. Kristen….why oh why can’t we be neighbors? I would have so very gladly taken a few of these off your hands (all in the name of your health, of course)

    They look great!!

  15. Way to go! The bars look lovely too!

  16. Good work! Those look incredibly tasty, Kristen. Great photo, sweets!

  17. Yay for 2 pounds gone…and those BARS?!?! Swoon!

  18. I too am a fan of the early morning workouts, but I have learned to adapt to every other time of the day too. Thank goodness for that because I was way to “trapped” in routine. These bars look great & I am so proud of you for keeping your weight in check :)

  19. I LOVE that you’ve showed the world that you can bake AND indulge a bit AND still lose weight! Now I just need to work on doing that. You and I have the exact same mentality and I really need to quit it. There’s no reason why eating ONE cupcake means I should then throw in the towel an eat a bag of chocolate chips. Seriously.

  20. Congrats you’ve loose weight and still eats desserts! Woohoo!
    That Choco Malt Rice Krispie Bar looks amaZing! After eating that concoction, I’ll be needing extra minutes on the threadmill :D

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