|Gluten Free Rice Krispy Treats|
I have to confess that, since rice krispy treats seem so ubiquitous, I figured that they must be easy to make. Ummm... wrong. These were absolutely awful to make and yet I pushed on ... desperate to have my first grader indulge in some yummy yet bad for you goodness like all her little friends. Now that I have made them, I can't say that I will be rushing back to make them again... Although the final product was actually delicious so maybe I will be swayed sooner rather than later. We shall see...
Round 1: Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats
|Ready to expand ...|
I combined 4 cups of mini marshmallows, 3 tablespoons of butter, and 1/4 cup (or so) of peanut butter and put it on high for 2 minutes.
I tried to stir this expanding mess and it was quite a chore.
|The disaster ...|
Round 2: Nutella Rice Krispy Treats
For my second attempt at Rice Krispy treats, I used the good old-fashioned stove. I combined the following in a heavy bottomed saucepan...
3 cups of mini-marshallows
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons Nutella
I let it melt very slowly and then I added in a splash of vanilla extract.
After the concoction was as smooth as it could be, I added 4 cups of gluten free rice krispies and strong-armed them into submission with my wooden spoon.
After all this hard work, I needed this dessert to at least look a little bit pretty, so I lightly greased the bottoms of a muffin tin with cooking spray and then I pressed the Nutella Rice Krispy Treats into the muffin tin using a piece of waxed paper.
|Gluten Free Nutella Rice Krispy Treats in Muffin Tins|
After pressing these into cute little circles, I let them sit for a little while until dinner was ready and then I popped them into a tupperware container with a tight seal. If you want to keep these fresh, they need to be at room temperature in a tightly sealed container - if you put them into the refrigerator, they will be rock-hard. Don't do it ... The kids loved these cute rice krispy treats but I think that next time I will press them into mini-muffin tins. These circles were way too big for one small child to eat! An adult, on the other hand, could easily have 2 or 3... Enjoy!