Thursday, September 12, 2013

Gluten Free Cocoa Crispy Rice Treats

You know the saying "the third time is the charm", well I saw Three Sisters Gluten Free Cocoa Snaps at Whole Foods three times before I finally caved and purchased them during a Buy 1 Get 1 Sale.  I figured I might be able to convince my daughters to eat cereal once in a while if chocolate was involved, plus I like to try new gluten free products.

As soon as I arrived home with them, I had the thought that they might be really good in Rice Krispies Treats, one of our favorite desserts.  

Marshmallows were quickly added to my grocery list.

As I was melting the butter and marshmallows, I sampled the Cocoa-Snapz.  They were much sweeter than the Gluten Free Rice Krispies I usually use, so I decided to mix the two cereals.  

My whole family loved them and decided that they were better than the plain Rice Krispies Treats I usually make.  It only took me about 10 minutes to make this dessert.  The hardest part is cleaning the pot, but today I used a stainless steel spoon that helped me scrape most of the marshmallow and cereal out of the pot.  I then patiently let the pot soak in hot water for about 30 minutes before trying to clean it, and there was nothing left to scrape off.  


3 T butter
1 10-ounce package gluten free miniature marshmallows
4 C gluten free crisp rice cereal  (I used Kellogg's Gluten Free Rice Krispies)
2 C gluten free cocoa crisp rice cereal (I used Three Sisters Cocoa-Snapz)


Spray a 9x13 or 10x10 pan with cooking spray.  

Melt the butter over medium heat in a large stainless steel pot.  Add the marshmallows, stirring until they are completely melted.  Remove from heat and add the cereal.  Stir until all the cereal is well coated. 

Press the mixture evenly into the pan using parchment paper, wax paper, or a buttered spatula.  Allow to cool before cutting. 

Recipe Notes

Erewhon Organic Rice Cereals are another option.  They are GMO and gluten free.  According to their store locator, they are available at Publix, Whole Foods, Walmart, The Fresh Market, Trader Joe's, etc.  

This recipe has been adapted from Kellogg's recipe for Gluten Free Rice Krispies Treats.  


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