Although this may not seem such an exciting recipe for many cooks, for me this is an exceptional treat.
Even if the new Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Gluten Free cereal weren’t whole grain rice…I’d still make this gluten-free snack at least once just to celebrate the first time in about 12 years that I could make an old favorite. You see, I haven’t had Rice Krispies® in a long time, but now they are available in a gluten-free version. So, after enjoying a couple of breakfasts out of that cereal box, I set out to make some of those quick and easy, crowd-pleasing treats from long ago. They really are easy!
Yesterday I was trying to find a new way to make some of my favorite things. I was contemplating different combinations, varying shapes and textures, flours with more fiber. Gluten-free oatmeal snacks with walnuts instead of pecans. Bars instead of cookies.
To prove the concept that gluten-free cooking is attractive to more people than just celiacs, consider the simple Peanut Butter Cookie.
Sweet, tender, rich and a little crunchy, it’s a favorite of many who have no intention of eating anything gluten-free.
“Yum!” I heard as I was setting up a photo of the Butterscotch Bars I’d just baked. I turned around to see my husband grabbing a whole handful of them from the pan as he was finishing his first mouthful. He’s usually not so interested in my gluten-free cookies, but these really were outstanding.
Maybe it’s because I grew up in south Texas — where we had pecan trees in our yard — that pecan pie is one of my favorite desserts. Maybe it’s just because pecans in any form are among my favorite flavors. Whatever the reason, these Pecan Pie Minis are the best combination I have found of pie, candy and bite-size dessert.