Niall’s Quick High-Protein Rice Krispie Cake

Niall Kirkland’s super-quick and easy rice krispie cake hits all the spots for the ultimate tasty, filling post-workout snack. With lashings of his dreamy salted caramel sauce made with almond butter topped with Chocolate Protein Balls (and even more sauce), you’d never know this dessert was actually good for you.

If you’re not familiar with Niall already, he’s making waves on Instagram with his super-healthy recipes that look just like your favourite junk food. With his meal-prep hacks, delicious high-protein desserts and junk-food classics (like his healthy KFC-style chicken), this guy knows his way around the kitchen. Take a look for yourself if you don’t believe us… @niallkirkland

Makes: 3


For the salted caramel sauce:

rice crispie cake


For the cake:

1. First, place the almond butter and honey in a large mixing bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.

2. Next, add the whey protein and mix together well.

3. Now add the puffed rice cereal and mix together using your hands. Try not to crush it too much.

4. Transfer the mixture to an 8″ round cake tin and press down firmly.

5. Transfer and store the cake in fridge whilst you make the caramel sauce.

For the caramel sauce:

6. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil and place a heat-proof dish over the top.

7. Place the coconut oil, almond butter, honey and sea salt and stir constantly.

8. Once all of the ingredients are well mixed, remove your cake from the fridge and spread the caramel sauce evenly over the cake. Sprinkle broken Maltesers across the cake.

9. Allow to chill for 1 hour or more, then slice and enjoy.

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Jennifer Blow

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Jennifer Blow has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.

Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.

Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.

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