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?
- 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.