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. says

    I saw this on Foodgawker and did an immediate, OMG I WANT TO MAKE THIS, then I remembered that I’m doing WW and am kicking booty on it and oh this would not bode well for me. Thought I would come and save it for a particularly indulgent time when I was feeling stronger. :)

    So the irony is that WW is the first thing you talk about. I am so going to fit these in soon!

  2. says

    Can you please come motivate me to get up on Sat. and exercise?! I’m trying to rebuild some muscle tone and loose just a lil’ bit that I put on while I was sitting at home for 9mths. I did okay up until this last week. Yell at me Kristin :) Loooove the recipes!!

  3. says

    yAY! Congrats on the loss. That’s the way you do it when you’re a food blogger. Enjoy your food and then exercise more!! I LOVE this recipe. I’m a chocolate malt ball fanatic, so this works for me!

  4. says

    I love malted milk balls so these look fabulous! I’m going to make them for this weeks camping trip, I’ll be the most popular girl at camp!

  5. says

    Congratulations! I have a problem with the “All or Nothing” mentality, too. I’m starting to learn that messing up is ok, and I’ll feel worse if I throw in the towel for the whole day than owning up to my overeating or overindulgence and still attempting to stay on track the rest of the day. It’s a slow process, but I’m getting to the point that I don’t feel guilty for eating some cheesecake, or having seconds on dessert – every day is made up of hundreds of choices. Even if I screw up one, I have many opportunities to make the right ones. And from a mathematical standpoint, that would give me a success rate of 90+% – a winner in my book everytime!

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