Saturday, July 19, 2014

Gluten Free Cocoa Sandwich Crisp Rice Treats

Remember as a kid how much you  loved Rice Krispie Treats?  Well, guess what, Rice Krispie Treats aren't just for kids anymore...and they are gluten free...well that is if you make my Gluten Free Cocoa Sandwich Crisp Rice Treats!  With the addition of chocolate sandwich cookie pieces throughout these gooey wonders and a drizzle of white chocolate on top, they are quite a few steps up from what you knew as a kid, yet still kid friendly.
Gluten Free Cocoa Sandwich
 Crisp Rice Treats

 My 6-year-old had a great time helping me make them (and eat them!) and even my husband loved them.  I'm telling you, adding those cookies made such a big difference.  Speaking about the cookies, I used a gluten free chocolate sandwich cookie that Walmart carries  (like an Oreo) in my Gluten Free Cocoa Sandwich Crisp Rice Treats.   It is Walmart's  Great Value brand, and it was really, really good.  I have also used Glutino brand which is really good.  Trader Joes also has a gluten free Oreo type cookie called Joe Joes.

Being the chocolate nut you know I am, plain crisped rice cereal just wouldn't do...I used a gluten free chocolate rice crisp cereal, and oh did it add to the yummy factor!  The brand I used was Envirokidz Chocolate Koala Crisp cereal, which is gluten free, and quite healthy, as it is made with brown rice and other natural flavors.  I absolutely loved the result!  Any gluten free crisped rice cereal will do, whether it is chocolate or not (but you know I recommend anything chocolate). Let the kid in you out, and make these Gluten Free Cocoa Sandwich Crisp Rice Treats and I promise you, the adult part of you will thank you!

Recipe From: Goodies Gone Gluten Free
Adapted from: Chef In Training
click here for Printable Recipe

6 cups gluten free crisped rice cereal (I used a chocolate crisp cereal)
15-20 gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies
5 cups mini marshmallows
3 Tbsp. butter
white chocolate for drizzle (optional)

Spray a 9x13 dish with cooking spray.  In a large bowl, pour measured cereal.  Chop chocolate sandwich cookies (I put mine in a gallon size ziplock baggie and hit it with a rolling pin.  You want the cookies to be a variety of sizes from chunky to crushed.).  Add the cookies to the cereal and stir to combine.

In a medium saucepan heat butter and marshmallows together over medium heat, stirring constantly, until they melt together.  Pour melted marshmallows over cereal and cookies and use a spatula sprayed with non-stick cooking spray to quickly combine all the ingredients.

As soon as all the cereal is combined, spread mixture into the prepared 9x13 dish.  Use the spatula or your hands to press the mixture around the dish and flatten as needed.

Let the crisp rice treats sit until completely cooled and drizzle with melted white chocolate, if desired.

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