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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

Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

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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