Gluten-Free Marshmallow Crispy Treats Dressed Up a Little

Gluten-Free Marshmallow Crispy Treats Dressed Up a Little

Although this may not seem such an exciting recipe for many cooks, for me this is an exceptional treat.

Gluten-Free Marshmallow Crispy Treats Dressed Up a Little

Gluten-Free Marshmallow Crispy Treats Dressed Up a Little

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.

When I saw some in the store, I bought some to see how they were.  I didn’t receive anything for trying them or for writing this opinion.

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! Better yet, these marshmallow crispy treats are an economical recipe that will make your frugal meter quite happy. While I’m at it, I’ll just dress them up a little for the holidays…. Adapted from Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Gluten Free Treats recipe.

Gluten-Free Marshmallow Crispy Treats Dressed Up a Little


1 1/2 Tablespoons Butter or Margarine (Do not use diet or reduced fat margarine)

5 Ounces Marshmallows, about 20 large, or 2 Cups Miniatures (Fresh Marshmallows Work Best)

3 Cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Gluten Free Cereal Vegetable Cooking Spray, or Butter

Additions to Dress It up — Choose Any or All:

1/4 Cup Dried Cranberries (about 1 oz. – optional)

1/8 Cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)

1/8 Cup Chocolate Chips (optional)


In a large saucepan, melt the butter or margarine over low heat.

Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.

Remove from heat.

Add the cereal and additions.

Stir until well coated.

Work quickly to do the following: Spread in an 8x8x2-inch pan coated with cooking spray or butter.

Using a sprayed or buttered spatula or waxed paper, press the mixture evenly into the pan.

When completely cooled, cut into 2×2-inch squares.

Microwave Directions:

In a large bowl, microwave the butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 2 minutes.

Stir to combine.

Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute longer.

Stir until smooth.

Add the cereal and additions.

Stir until well coated.

Working quickly, press into pan as above.

Makes about 12.

If you want to see the Kellogg’s® Ingredient information, look here.

While this frugal recipe is well-liked by people who have no food allergies, it is gluten-free (contains no wheat, barley or rye flour).  It can also be dairy-free and lactose-free with an appropriate butter substitute.  The additions are optional, so you can easily make it nut-free.


Linked to: Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free’s Slightly Indulgent Tuesday The Gluten-Free Homemaker’s Gluten-Free Wednesdays Miz Helen’s Country Cottage Full Plate Thursday Frugal Follies’ Frugal Food Thursday It’s a Keeper Thursday Recipe and Project Cybele Pascal’s Allergy Friendly Friday

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  • B. Kay

    June 10, 2012

    I just looked at my marshmallows, and they have modified corn starch in them. They are Kraft Jet Puffs. I am new to all of this, but isn’t that modified corn starch a no-no?

    • Pat

      June 11, 2012

      Modified corn starch is okay — there is no problem with that. If all it said were “modified food starch” then you would need to find out what the source of the “food” was, but “corn” is gluten-free.

  • Miz Helen

    December 4, 2011

    Oh my goodness, just look that these awesome Marshmallow Crispy Treat’s, I would just love these little treats and wish I had one right now with my afternoon tea. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • What a great way to put a twist on an old time favorite :) Thanks for sharing!

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