Even though there are more and more gluten-free options on the market, there are some holiday treats that I have made for years that we want to continue to enjoy. Luckily some of the key ingredients are already gluten free: Hershey kisses, Nestle Chocolate chips, (some) candy canes, Chex cereal and more.
Crispy treats are a quick and easy dessert. They are also a blank canvas to make as simple or as fancy as you like.
Festive Crispy Treats
3 Tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 -10 ounce bag of mini marshmallows
2 cups of Chocolate Chex
2 cups of Cinnamon Chex
2 cups Rice Chex or Wegman’s Crispy Rice Cereal
Microwave butter and marshmallows in a large bowl for one minute and stir. Microwave for 30 seconds more and stir. Microwave more at 10 second intervals until marshmallows are melted. Once all the marshmallows are melted add cereal. Stir and put into a buttered casserole dish and cool. Cut into bars and serve.
TIP: Add a cup of chocolate chips, use all rice Chex or use colored marshmallows.
These are treats that even skeptical, gluten loving family members and friends will love! More treats to come as we get closer to the holidays.
Past holiday treat post (Remember posts before April 2014 make sure you use gluten free ingredients or email me if you need help adapting a recipe!)