Hi Friends! How’s your week going? Today and tomorrow are my days off and I need them! I have been running around like a maniac since before my Food Buzz trip and it’s time to try to decompress and get caught up on life. But life is a lot better with this recipe.
GF Vegan “Rice Krispie” Treats with Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Frosting
1 10.5 oz bag of marshmallows (brands such as Sweet & Sara or Dandies are vegan if that’s important to you)
1/2 c vegan butter, i.e. Earth Balance (or real butter, or other butter substitute)
Melt those ingredients in microwave and Stir to Combine
Optional: After melted/combined, add 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Add 1 box cereal (I used a 10.5 oz box) to the melted marshmallow & butter mixture (any cereal will work. Mainstream cereal like General Mills’ Rice Chex are GF.)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Frosting
All measurements approximate. I used the dump a dollop in a bowl and wing it method.
1 c chocolate or carob chips (I used carob because I had them on hand)
1/2 c Peanut Butter (or any nut butter you have and like)
1/3 c Coconut Oil (or butter, vegan butter)
Melt those 3 ingredients in microwave and Stir to Combine
Optional: After melted/combined, add 1/2 c confectioner’s (powdered) sugar
Combine the butter and marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl and melt them. Should take about 60 seconds. Stir to combine them and reheat in the microwave for another 30 seconds or so for complete melting. Add the vanilla extract and stir. Stir in the Rice Krispies or rice cereal and press mixture (firmly) into a 9 x 13 (greased) pan. Allow to cool in the freezer while making the frosting. Frost them, cool again, slice and serve. You can store extras long term in the freezer. Rice Krispie bars do freeze well.
Melted, now add vanilla extract
Add in the rice cereal & stir. You’re just making Rice Krispie treats here. Not brain surgery.
Press into a 9 x 13 (greased) pan. When pressing the hot, sticky, gooey mess into the pan, I greased up my hands with some coconut oil, first.
Which is what got me thinking to make frostingon the fly, too.
Combine Chocolate/Carob Chips + PB + Coconut Oil and melt. For me, it took 45 seconds in micro, stirred, another 30 seconds, done.
Now add Powdered Sugar if you’re using & stir. Some people would sift it. These are rice krispie treats, not something from the French Culinary Institute. Why sift?
Spread the love!
I froze for 20 minutes to help things set up faster
The frosting rocked! How could (vegan) butter, nut butter, coconut oil (fat much?) chocolate and sugar not be delicious? That would be impossible! Feel free to just eat this frosting by itself.
Or frost a cake with it. Like Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Bread Cake (Gluten/Soy-Free)
Or make it for chocolate-dipped strawberriesor other fruit.
The frosting is a spinoff on: Raw Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate
Which is coconut oil, chocolate (cocoa powder) and sugar (agave)
I’m glad you enjoyed yesterday’s post about my Food Buzz recap and Goodie Bag Stash, i.e. Swag Bag. Not to many of you chimed in about your fave kitchen tool, but you did say that after you’re done traveling, you also crave home-cooked food. Simple, familiar things, too.
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Thanks for the great comments on yesterday’s recap post!
1. Did you like rice krispie treats as a kid?
I loved them. Loved.Them. I could eat half a 9 x 13 pan in a sitting as a kid.
2. Do you like frosting?
Oh this is such a silly question for me because I love it. I know people who scrape off some of the frosting on cake or cupcakes because they feel like it’s “too much” or “too sweet”. Huh? Or they avoid edge pieces of cake which are frosted on both the top and the side. Oh, edge pieces are the pieces I request since they have more frosting per square bite than other pieces. I heart frosting.
3. Do you notice any difference in your daily routine when you adjust your clocks for Daylight Savings Time or Standard Time?
Living in Southern California where the temperatures are much more mild year round than in MN where I grew up, I really don’t think that changing the clocks effects me as much.
I do hate the earlier darkness though in the late afternoons and early evenings.
However, as a kid growing up, I’d go to school in the morning and it would be cold, miserable, and dark. And I’d get done with school and athletic and sports practice in the late afternoon, and it would be cold, miserable, and dark. And it seemed to be compounded by changing the clocks backward by an hour in the fall.
Yesterday we took Skylar to the park and by 4:30pm in the afternoon, it was cold, dusk-like, and it reminded me of being a kid and it getting dark too early in the late afternoon.
I am more of a fan of standard time, and just leaving the clocks be.
4. Did you actually notice that you got a “bonus hour” of sleep?
As I said yesterday, it was nice but I need a whole lot more than one lil’ hour!
And now, it’s time to play catch-up on everything I need to get done. Have a great day everyone!