rice crispy treats Archives | Plant Based, Family Friendly Meal Planning by Stephanie Dreyer, Los Angeles

February 8, 2018
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My family and I are huge fans of rice crispy treats.  These vegan Rice Crispy Treat Hearts use Dandies marshmallows (the only vegan marshmallow to eat in my book!) and Earth Balance butter.  I used a heart shape cookie cutter (perfect for Valentine’s Day), dipped them in melted dairy-free chocolate chips, and decorated them with sprinkles.  These Rice Crispy Treat Hearts are a fun recipe to make with the kids!

 

Vegan Rice Crispy Treat Hearts

Servings 10 hearts

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Dandies
  • 3 tablespoons Earth Balance
  • 6 cups Brown Rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips or chunks
  • Assorted sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a pan and add the marshmallows. Keep stirring until melted, slow at first (about 10 minutes).
  2. Stir in the cereal 1 cup at a time until combined.
  3. Press into a greased 13×9 inch pan.
  4. Use parchment paper to press it down and spread it out.
  5. While it is still warm, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out hearts. Set on a parchment paper to harden.
  6. Rice Crispy Treat on Parchment
  7. While the treats are cooling, melt the chocolate chips in a saucepan or microwave. While it is still warm, dip one side of the treat into the chocolate and set back on the parchment paper.

These Vegan Rice Crispy Treat Hearts are a fun one to make with the kids! Full of animal free ingredients, these treats are perfect for Valentine's Day.

 

 

 

 

 


August 9, 2017
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August 10 is National S’mores Day so I am celebrating with this rice crispy treat riff on a traditional s’mores! Rice crispy treats are already full of marshmallows, so I only needed to add rich chocolate and crunchy graham crackers to achieve the campfire favorite trifecta!

These are simple to make with just five ingredients. I crumbled graham crackers between my rice crispy treats, but you could also add them on top of the melted chocolate. Is there really a right or wrong way to eat a s’mores?!!

S'mores Rice Crispy Treats

S'mores Rice Crispy Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 bag vegan marshmallows (such as Dandies)
  • 3 tablespoons dairy-free butter (such as Earth Balance)
  • 6 cups brown rice cereal
  • 1 bag vegan chocolate chips or chunks (such as Enjoy Life)
  • 1/2 box vegan graham crackers
  • vegan mini marshmallows (optional)

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a pan and add the marshmallows. Keep stirring until melted.

  2. Stir in the cereal 1 cup at a time until combined.
  3. Press into a greased 13×9 inch pan.
  4. Use parchment paper to press it down and spread it out.
  5. Refrigerate 1 hour. Once hardened, cut the treats into graham cracker sized squares. Cut each square in half width-wise to create two squares.

  6. Crush the graham crackers by hand, or pulse in a food processor to create crumbs.

  7. Melt the chocolate chips in a saucepan or microwave. Spread chocolate on top of of one square, sprinkle on the graham cracker crumbs, and top with another rice crispy square. Repeat for all the treats.

  8. Spread melted chocolate on top of each s'mores rice crispy treat and decorate with more graham cracker crumbs and mini marshmallows, if desired.

Vegan S'mores Rice Crispy Treats

 


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