Gluten-free rice crispy treats. Yes, they do exist!
Unfortunately, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies are not gluten-free, so you can’t make Rice Krispy Treats, but you can still make Rice Crispy Treats thanks to Erewhon brown rice cereal! (Rice Krispies is a trademarked brand owned by Kellogg’s).
Before I tell you my gluten-free hack for making rice crispy treats, I want to disclose that this post contains affiliate links to the products I talk about. All opinions are my own.
I use Erewhon cereal in my Rice Crispy Treats. This cereal is made from brown rice and is certified gluten-free. (You can get Erewhon rice cereals in cinnamon flavor too. I used the unflavored cereal for my Rice Crispy Treats.)
Last weekend, for my big 40th birthday celebration, I made gluten-free Rice Crispy Treats as one of the many desserts I served at the party.
I actually made two fun desserts with the brown rice cereal.
First, I made plain Rice Crispy Treats topped with a chocolate drizzle. Yum!
To make these, you follow the instructions to make the gluten-free Rice Crispy Treats below, and then, when they’re cooled, you drizzle melted chocolate on top and refrigerate until the chocolate hardens.
Second, I made Rice Crispy Treats Sushi. Isn’t this beautiful and fun?!? I found inspiration for these beauties on Pinterest as I was searching for party dessert ideas.
In fact, there are so many fun things you can do with gluten-free Rice Crispy Treats. I’m so glad I didn’t have to give them up when I went gluten-free!
So, while you CANNOT eat Rice Krispie Treats because they are not gluten-free, you CAN eat Rice Crispy Treats using Erewhon brown rice cereal instead. You won’t notice a difference in taste or texture and you’ll still be able to enjoy this favorite and fun sweet treat!
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 6 cups Erewhon gluten-free brown rice cereal
- 1 package Swedish fish
- Fruit-By-the-Foot or other fruit tape product
- 1-3 Tbsp. white icing
To prepare the rice crispy treats, melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat.
Once butter is melted, add marshmallows and stir often until they are all melted.
Turn off heat.
Add cereal and stir well.
Add cereal mixture to a well-greased casserole dish (9x11in) and press mixture to form an even layer. If mixture it too sticky to handle, grease the bottom of your spatula or your hands to help press down mixture without sticking.
Allow cereal to cool completely, about 1-2 hours.
Cut cereal into small rectangular shapes and set aside.
To assemble your rice crispy sushi, wrap each rectangle with a strip of the fruit tape.
Add a dab of icing to the top of the fruit tape, and then place the Swedish fish on top.
Serve on a sushi platter for an extra fun flair!