Sunday, May 16, 2010

Secret Recipe Rice Krispy Treats

IMG_7969 I went shopping on Friday to buy some foods I could eat for the “Eat Like Us for a Day Challenge”. Did you know cocoa rice krispies have soy and gluten ingredients? Did you know that SPAM is top 8 allergen free?

I made some strange discoveries on that day.

Like this: I made Rice Krispy treats and substituted coconut oil for the margarine/butter. Even though margarine is made with vegetable oil there is always whey or other milk products in there. (The exception would be a vegan butter spread like “Good Earth”). Even the one I found that was based on olive oil had soy in it. I didn’t want to pour just straight vegetable oil in, but coconut oil actually sounded tasty.


I was so happy about that. Because I really wanted some treats on Friday, and I didn’t have gluten free cookie mix or even alternative flour on hand.

Everyone liked the addition of coconut oil to the Rice Krispy treats and I think I’m going to make that a permanent change. I just made the perfect food even better. Ha.

Rice Krispy Treats (top 8 allergen free)

  • 1 bag marshmallows
  • 6 C rice krispies
  • 2 T coconut oil plus a little more for the pan
  1. Prepare a 9x12” glass pan with a tsp of coconut oil, rubbing the bottom and the sides.
  2. Pour the marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl and nuke it at 100% power in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour in the rice krispies and 2 T coconut oil and stir stir stir until they’re combined.
  4. Spread the mixture into the pan, cover, and chill. Cut into squares.


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, kellogg's rice krispies are not gluten free, as they have malt flavoring added. I have looked everywhere for a gluten free substitute, so if you found one, please share!

Mariko said...

OH NO! I actually got the idea for eating rice krispies from a gluten free website-- they didn't mention anything about malt. I bought a store brand of the product, but I didn't check if it had malt. There was another brand that said, "contains wheat ingredients" so I didn't buy that one. When I get home I'll check to see if it's on this brand.

IZ said...

Also, even though coconut oil is vegan, it happens to be like, the worst possible oil for saturated fat content. But I'm sure it's mighty tasty! :)

Anonymous said...

Fats are healthy in moderation. Coconut oil is amazing because it canbe cooked at high heat, used in place of butter on toast, pancakes, waffles, etc. Also, it is great for massages and the hair. It has a light flavor and blends well with most things. Fats and sugars become an issue when you don't have enough fiber and exersize to balance it out, and "sugar-free" substitutes of a favorite candy isn't helping anyone get the fiber they need.
Anyway, thanks for posting your findings. As for gluten-free versions, I am going to try putting cooked sprouted-brown rice in my oven at 350 on a flat cooking sheet to dry it out a bit. Make my own crispy rice and see how it goes. Might be a disaster but I am ok with that

Anonymous said...

I'm planning to make this using Gluten Free Rice Krispies. It sounds great! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I got diagnosed with an EGID and am eating an allergen free diet. Thanks for this! I wanted to make rice krispy treats for a get together and needed to find a butter substitute, this sounds great! And now they make gluten free rice krispies, I found them at the grocery store last night.

Anonymous said...

there is a gluten free kind of Rice Krispies

Mary Beth said...

Coconut oil is fatty but is good fat! I have researched it and there are so many good benefits! In moderation it is fine! And when you're eating rice crispy treats te last thing you are probably thinking about is how fatty the oil is! Especially the small amount in the recipe! And yes Kellogg's does make gluten free rice crispys now! Thanks for this awesome recipe! I am avoiding dairy, eggs, soy and nuts.. This is perfect! :)

Anonymous said...

Just made easy and yummy treat.

Anonymous said...

Kellogs now makes a gf version. Also erewhon brand.

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