Saturday, May 24, 2014

gluten free strawberry rice crispy treats


Happy Memorial Day! I'm sharing a quick, easy treat with you, perfect for this holiday weekend. As much as I love the classic rice crispy treats, I like the idea of changing the flavor to something fun and fruity. I had a bag of freeze-dried strawberries from Trader Joe's in the panty. Mixed them in and couldn't stop licking the bowl. So yummy!

Rice crispy treats are a favorite in our house. When this mom doesn't feel like turning on the oven (especially in the hot summer months) this is our go-to dessert. The kids like to help too. Are you a fan of no-bake treats? What are some of your favorites to make for your family?

gluten free strawberry rice crispy treats

makes 24 treats

  • 3 tablespoons butter or Earth Balance dairy free butter
  • 40 regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups gluten free crispy rice cereal
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 oz. bag freeze-dried strawberries, slightly crushed (found at Target and Trader Joe's)

Prepare 11x17-inch or 2 8x8-inch square baking dishes by lining with parchment paper or spraying with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. In large pot, melt butter and marshmallows over medium-low heat. When melted and smooth, remove from heat and add vanilla. Stir in crispy rice cereal and strawberries. Mix until evenly coated.

Press mixture into prepared pans. Let cool until set, about an hour. Remove rice crispy treats from pan. Place on cutting board and cut into bars. Store in air-tight container.


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3 comments:

  1. Fun --- a reminder to vegan/veggie and friends of same - marshmallows are not... there are some vegan marshies out there though.

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  2. To make these treats vegan, use Dandies marshmallows or Sweet & Sara. Both are excellent.

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  3. Such a fun treat for Spring :) - hope you had a nice holiday weekend!

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