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Please meet Colleen Chesebro from her blog Colleen Chesebro ~ Fairy Whisperer
Thank you, Esmé for the warm invitation to share one of my all-time favorite recipes on your blog. You know my recipe had to be fairy related because I write young adult fantasy novels that share the stories of the elemental fairy nymphs.
This recipe was a staple in my kitchen when our five children were still at home. I have been lucky enough to share this treat with my grandchildren, but with a few tweaks from the original recipe. These bars are as light as a fairy’s wings and will take you back to a time when you were a child.
In the last year, I have developed a resistance to dairy (not eggs – only milk related products) and wheat. I experience all the symptoms of having a gluten and dairy intolerance. The good news is that I have been able to find cheese products that do not contain milk. I purchase gluten-free bread and flour and watch the ingredients in the other products I buy carefully. Yet, I often struggle to find affordable ingredients that are gluten free.
However, these fairy treats don’t cost much more than the original version. I did some quick calculations and realized that butter seemed to disrupt my digestion. It occurred to me that coconut oil might be the perfect solution to my issue. So, below is the recipe that has enabled me to still have a sweet treat with my tea each evening. It’s simple, easy, and you can freeze the bars, so you aren’t tempted to overindulge. This recipe is so straightforward and versatile. You can keep the bars plain or add to them and make them as fancy as you want.
I follow Weight Watchers Smart Points and a 2 inch by the 2-inch square is about 4 Smart Points. I know that sounds small, but the size should be about the same as the store bought-version to calculate the Smart Points values.
Gluten & Dairy Free Rice Krispy “Fairy” Treats
¼ cup coconut oil of your choice (I use an organic brand)
6 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups Gluten Free Rice Krispy Cereal
I use the largest mixing bowl I have in my house to melt the ingredients. I measure the coconut oil and melt it in the microwave. Usually, one minute is sufficient to melt the oil. Next, I measure the 6 cups of mini marshmallows and add them to the bowl containing the coconut oil. After one or two minutes (depending on the wattage of your microwave) the marshmallows are melted.
I use a cooking spray like Pam to spray the pan that will hold the fairy treat mixture. I also coat the spoon with the cooking spray so the marshmallows don’t stick to it and make a mess. I measure the 6 cups of Rice Krispy cereal and mix them in with the marshmallows and oil. Next, place the mixture into a pan and pat down firmly.
If I’m making this treat for my grandchildren, I often add chocolate chips, chocolate jimmies, colored nonpareils, edible glitter or edible confetti. There are many edible cookie decorations that you can add to these fairy treats. I have used different shaped pans and containers also for special effects.
Once these fairy bars have set, I cut them into 2″ X 2″ squares. I use sandwich bags for freezing. You can fit a couple squares in each bag.
These fairy treats can be stored for two weeks at room temperature in an airtight container. You can freeze them for up to six weeks. How COOL is that?
Check out the official Rice Krispie Treat website HERE for more ideas.
Thanks again for the kind invitation to share my favorite treat, Esmé. I loved visiting and will be on the look out for further “fairy” related dishes to share.
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33 thoughts on “August G…uest #15: Gluten & Dairy Free Rice Krispie “Fairy” Treats”
Oh these look yum and easy Colleen! I shall give them a go.<3
They are great Debby. My go-to snack. The secret is being able to freeze them. So handy. <3
I love the sound of these, Colleen. I have found cheese that doesn’t contain lactose, I;m allergic to that as well as gluten. xxx
Hope you will try and enjoy this treat Adele.
I will try them indeed, I have a very sweet tooth and these will go down nicely. xx
Awesome let us know what you think once you tried them
will do xxx
Adele, I wonder if it has to do with our sensitive empathic natures? I do feel better eating this way. I don’t know if it is easy to find these ingredients in the U.K. but I would think another gluten free cereal would work. If you can get the marshmallow fluff in a jar, that works well too. <3
Our local Tesco has an American section and I’m sure they sell the fluff in a jar. I’m going to look next time I’m shopping. xxx
Oh, I remember when Tesco was first building grocery stores when I lived in the U.K. I used to push a pram with my second daughter and visit all the shops. I went to market each week and bought periwinkles! I can still taste the malt vinegar. One of my favorites. <3
I used to love mussels in a jar from the local chip shop, oh wow, the vinegar indeed. xxx
I think we do get the marshmallow fluff here in Canada, should check it out
Oh how lovely, Colleen! I like Rice Krispies and these Fairy Bars are very versatile as you mentioned using chocolate and other decorations for an added treat too! 🙂
I think I will have to make some for our granddaughter’s upcoming birthday in September
I bet she will love them 🙂
The Rice Krispie website has some adorable ideas. I saw photos of a boy’s birthday party where they decorated with tractors, etc. They used rice krispie bars as the bales of hay. Really a cute idea. Yummy treats. <3
Thanks for sharing that tip, I will for sure check it out, as my one grandson (vegan) will just love this tractor idea.
Excellent. Too cute to not pass on. <3
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Thank you kindly for sharing my old-fashioned treat. <3
Its yummy thus need to be shared. ❤️
Have a great fun weekend.
My pleasure as always Ms. Esme.
Love rice krispy treats always one of my favorite treats!
Lovely indeed – Love to make it for the kidlets (grandkids)
Thank you. It’s the gluten free and dairy free issue that is so important. Hugs. ❤️
I agree 😍 It