Sometimes you just want to feel like a kid again. Simple pleasures like these homemade cereal treats can be whipped up in minutes and packed in lunch boxes or purses alike. Using a variety of gluten-free cereals can keep this treat interesting and exciting – these ones are made with cocoa puffed rice cereal and I’ve used popped corn cereal too. Or get crazy and mix a couple of cereals together with some dried fruit or nuts. I’ve used coconut oil in the past and it gives the treats a lovely coconut-y flavour. The possibilities are endless. This recipe is just a reminder that going gluten-free doesn’t have to be complicated.
- 6 cups Gluten Free puffed rice cereal (used Koala crisp – cocoa flavoured)
- 3 Tbsp dairy-free buttery spread (Earth Balance, coconut oil, or butter)
- Pinch salt
- 1 250 gram package mini marshmallows
- ½ tsp vanilla
- Butter or spray an 8” or 9” square baking pan with non-stick vegetable spray or canola oil. In a large sauce pan, melt butter and salt over medium-low heat. Add marshmallows and stir constantly until marshmallows melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Add cereal treats and stir with a wooden spoon until all cereal is coated. Pour mixture into sprayed pan and lightly pat until even. Cool at room temperature until cereal is set. Cut into squares. To store, wrap squares individually in plastic wrap and store inside an airtight container for up to 5 days.