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Classic Gluten Free Rice Krispies Treats

These gluten free Rice Krispies Treats are a classic dessert with an easy gluten free makeover. They’re great for parties, snacks, and lunch boxes!

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There are some foods the people just struggle with making. For me, those foods are toast, fried eggs, and Rice Krispies Treats. Weird, right?

A gluten free chocolate cake is no problem for me. Neither is a homemade dairy free and gluten free funfetti cake complete with sprinkle-covered sides and piped buttercream. And I’ve pretty much nailed the most perfect gluten free banana bread recipe you could ever ask for.

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But Rice Krispies Treats were the bane of my existence. The struggle was real. It took me batch after batch after batch to finally get it right. WHY ARE THESE SO HARD TO MAKE.

My first ever batch came out so rock solid that you couldn’t even bite them without worrying you’d break a tooth. I’m not even exaggerating.

In my defense, it’s not a food I grew up eating. You know in those commercials where families are gathered around the kitchen making Rice Krispies Treats around the holidays? That wasn’t us.

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We gathered around the kitchen making things like clam chowder or chili. My grandfather would sit at the table cutting up the vegetables and we’d sit around and chat. Sure, we would make cookies, pies, and bread but my mom was always the one to do the baking. That was more of a solo effort; it was her thing.

When I finally got the cooking process down, the resulting batch had the taste and the perfect amount of melty marshmallow that I was after BUT the cereal was stale. I can’t win here people.

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FINALLY I got the results I was after and these Gluten Free Rice Krispies Treats are the delicious result. It was worth all the trial and error. And swearing. I’m not going to lie, there was a lot of that too. Enjoy!

PS there’s a Pumpkin Spice version of these coming soon!

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Gluten Free Rice Krispies Treats

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These gluten free Rice Krispies Treats are a classic dessert with an easy gluten free makeover. They're great for parties, snacks, and lunch boxes!

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows, divided
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 cups gluten free crispy rice cereal

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x9 inch pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray (I use Spectrum Coconut Spray Oil).
  2. In a medium pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat. When the butter is melted, reduce the heat to low and add 5 cups of the mini marshmallows. Stir frequently until the marshmallow are melted.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and the remaining 1 cup of marshmallows. Stir to melt the marshmallows a bit (chunks of marshmallow are ok) then stir in the gluten free crispy rice cereal.
  4. When all of the cereal is coated with the marshmallow, transfer to the prepared pan. Let it sit in the pan to cool for a minute or two then use a spatula or your hands to press into the pan. (I find that spraying my clean hands with non-stick works best).)
  5. Cool completely then cut into 16-20 squares.

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Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 107Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 38mgFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g
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Thom Vinson

Friday 18th of December 2020

According to Kellogs, Rice Krispies are made with Malted Barley which is not gluten free, but it is low gluten, less than 20 ppm, so it cannot be called gluten free.

Celia Duncan

Thursday 16th of April 2020

I just made some of them and they were delish! Instead of squares, I rolled them into small balls for a lil bite sized treat! Tysm for the recipe!!

Karla

Saturday 25th of January 2020

Marshmallows contain gelatin which is made from animals. Not suitable for vegetarians/vegans. They make vegan marshmallows but they are expensive and hard to find. Either way, I'm sure any margarine that doesn't contain animal fat would be suitable for vegans as a butter substitute.

Debi Hebner

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

I have always loved rice crispy treats ebery since i was a kid and i love this recipe. I might even want to add mix ins like gluten free candies such as teeses piece, chocolate chips, or even sprinkles. I'm going to save this recipe for me to tru. Thanks for sharing

Shay

Saturday 5th of October 2019

You're welcome! All those mix ins sound so good!

Sheila

Sunday 12th of May 2019

What brand butter do you use to make these vegetarian?

Shay

Monday 20th of May 2019

These are vegetarian because they don't contain meat. If you want to make these vegan, you'd have to use a vegan butter, such as Earth Balance. You'd also have to use vegan marshmallows.

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