How do you make your kids love Rice Krispie Treats even more? How about dipping them in allergy-friendly chocolate?
One of the first treats I remember eating as a child is Rice Krispie Treats. Ooey-gooey melted marshmallow, butter and crispy cereal all mixed together to make a quick and easy, no baking required, treat. I have to admit that this is a treat I still crave as an adult.
Unfortunately, I can’t buy pre-made treats like this for myself or my kiddos, as they contain dairy which is a no-no when you have a child with a dairy-allergy. They also contain gelatin in the marshmallows and as a vegan, that is another no-no. So buying pre-made versions are just not going to happen. Thank goodness, these Krispie Treats are easy to make! The hardest part is keeping them around, especially when you dip them into allergy-free chocolate then sprinkle some extra goodness on top.
Chocolate Dipped Krispie Treats, heck ya!
NOW try to keep them around.
You may be wondering how we make these allergy-safe? It’s quite simple, just grab these ingredients and we’ll get started:
- puffed rice cereal (use your favorite GF brand OR I love using Puffed Brown Rice Cereal)
- coconut oil
- mini-marshmallows (I use Dandies which are vegan, but feel free to use what you like that’s safe- keep in mind that Dandies still contains soy)
- Enjoy Life chocolate chips (the only allergy-friendly chocolate we use)
The coconut oil and marshmallows get heated over a double boiler until its nice and melted. Be patient, it takes a little longer with the Dandies but it’s worth the wait. Pour that on top of your cereal and mix it all up together. Press into your pan and throw into the fridge for about 30 minutes to set. This makes it easier to cut into squares and keeps it from falling apart when you dip it into the melted chocolate.
If you want to try your hand at making your own marshmallows, you’ve got to check out these Rice Krispie Treats from Gluten-free on a Shoestring.
Yes, chocolate. I didn’t forget about that part! Create a little assembly line. First, if you have some cute, colorful, paper straws, cut those in half and push into the lower half of your bars to make a handle. Then, dip the opposite end of each krispie treat into the melted chocolate and sprinkle the tops with some cute candied sprinkles.
Depending on the holiday, use whatever sprinkles fit the holiday. Since Easter is around the corner, we used some cute little flowers, butterflies and color sticks.
What sprinkles would you use?
Chocolate Dipped Krispie Treats
How do you make your kids love Rice Krispie Treats even more? Dip them in chocolate of course
- 6 C. krispy cereal (Erewon)
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil (flax oil also works perfectly)
- 1 bag mini-marshmallows (Dandies are vegan or your favorite safe brand)
- 1/2 Cup safe mini-chocolate (Enjoy Life chocolate chips)
- Optional- sprinkles
- Line 8x11 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Pour rice cereal into a large bowl. Set aside.
- Place coconut oil and marshmallows in a large metal bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Stir until mixture has melted, 4-5 minutes.
- Pour mixture into bowl with rice cereal and stir to combine. Scoop into prepared pan and spread evenly. Pat down with lightly oiled hands. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
- Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler over simmering water. Add a tablespoon of coconut oil and combine. Remove from heat.
- Bring krispy treats out of fridge. Cut into rectangles and if desired, press paper straw into bottom of treat to make a handle. Dip into melted chocolate and allow excess to drip off of the bottom.
- Sprinkle the chocolate with a few little colorful candies. Lay back onto parchment paper and allow to set. Refrigerate to speed up the process and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Will keep refrigerated for 1 week.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g
Nutritional information is only an estimate based off of using an online calculator. Numbers will change depending on brands used.
Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate says
Those are super fun. I bet my kids would love them!
I hope they do! My kiddos enjoyed these a ton (and my youngest even hid 1 or 2 in the fridge so he didn’t have to share).
Kelly @ TastingPage says
Rice krispie treats take me back. They’re always such a crowd pleaser!
I agree, rice krispie treats take me back to my youth for sure!
The sprinkles on these are super cute! Having these on sticks is great so that the hands are saved from getting sticky.
Thanks Kortney and what kid (or adult) doesn’t like eating something on a stick?
Rice krispies are my fav allergy-friendly base to dress up! I have a recipe coming up soon too of fancy rice krispies. The possibilities are endless! 🙂
Fancy rice krispies? I’ll have to keep my eye open for that one! And yes, you can just do so much with them.
Dianne's Vegan Kitchen says
I haven’t made rice krispie treats in years. These remind me of my childhood!
Then you absolutely MUST! It’s so fun recreating AND eating those treats from childhood.
Loving these! They are so cute. My kids would go nuts for these!
Sharon @ What The Fork says
These are so fun, my kids would love them!
Awesome! That’s what I like to hear.
Alisa Fleming says
These are so much fun Nicole. I could so see these in a bakery or ice cream shop even!
Thanks Alisa! I wish we had an allergy-friendly bakery around here, that would be fun.
Mel | A Virtual Vegan says
Forget the kids….I think the adults should get these! ;O)
They look so good and I am loving that they are on sticks so no sticky fingers.
LOL! Yes, totally an appropriate treat for the adults too!
I never thought to use coconut oil, I usually use earth balance soy free spread, but that sounds even easier. These are really cute!
Dreena Burton says
No childhood should be without krispie treats! Just made vegan, like yours. 🙂 Plus, bonus points for how cute these are!!
Thanks Dreena! I love that we can make these vegan now 🙂
Linda from Veganosity says
These are so fun! I’d love a basket full of them for Easter. 🙂
That WOULD be a fun basket! Why didn’t I think of that? lol 🙂 Hope you had a great Easter
Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite says
Chocolate dipped anything but krispie treats are one of my faves! Looks amazing.
Thanks Sophia! You’re right, give me chocolate dipped and I’m in!
Vegan Heaven says
Oh this looks like so much fun!! What a great treat. 🙂
They were almost as fun to make as they were to eat …..almost
The Vegan 8 says
Is there anything more delicious than krispie treats dipped in chocolate?! I really don’t think there is, haha, these look SO good! Krispie treats are a serious weakness of mine!
I haven’t had a rice krispie treat in ages. This brought a smile to my face!
Forget the kids! I want these for me!!! 🙂
These will make some cute Valentine’s treats for school parties (and guarantee my son gets to have some!) Love the straws for sticks.
Madison Haycock says
Oh my stars! These are so cute! I love the different sprinkles and how you can totally make them work for any holiday, party, or get together!
Kaila (The Wanderlust Celiac) says
These are so cute! I want to do some with similar decorations!
I’m speechless. Well, almost….these are the cutest krispy treats I’ve seen. I have to make these with the kids.
I love all the different sprinkles. They really make this a super-fun treat. Now, my question is, do you ship to California? 🙂