The D-Man and I were at the grocery store the other day and he picked up a box of Rice Krispie Treats. He looked at the ingredients and said “Mom, did you eat these when you were a kid”? I grew up with Snap, Crackle, and Pop, and I told my son that Rice Krispie Treats were always a favorite when I was a child. The D-Man asked if we could make a healthier version that was free of grains and I said we could certainly try. NOTE: For my Gluten Free Friends who still eat Rice Krispies: I have heard (but not confirmed with Kellogg’s) that they will be discontinuing their Gluten Free Rice Krispies in the coming months.
It’s been many years since I’d had Rice Krispie Treats, so I told my son to find the recipe on the Kellogg’s Website. This is what he found:
3 tablespoons butter
1 package (10 ounces) Jet-Puffed Marshmallows OR 4 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
6 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal
In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.
We decided to make a smaller batch, opting to use an 8×8 Pyrex Square dish. This is our version of a crispy treat:
1 Cup Organic Hemp Hearts (I use Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Hearts)
1/4 Cup Organic Chia Seeds
1/4 Cup Organic Flax Seeds
1 1/2 Cups “Crispy Nuts” and Seeds (Chopped)
We used a combination of pecans, pistachios, pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower.
5 Ounces Organic Gluten Free Marshmallows or Homemade Marshmallows
5 Tablespoons Pastured Butter (plus extra for greasing the baking dish)
Butter an 8×8 Pyrex Baking Dish.
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat.
Add the Marshmallows and stir constantly until the marshmallows have melted.
Remove marshmallow mixture from heat.
Stir in the hemp hearts, chia, flax, nuts and seed mixture.
Scoop into the prepared Pyrex dish and press down to evenly spread the mixture into the pan.
Cut into small squares and serve.