Classic Rice Krispie Treats
Punxsutawney Phil has officially delclared an early spring! As far as I'm concerned, that means we can get to the Valentine's Day, St. Patty's Day, and Easter desserts already.
And Rice Krispie Treats are a perfect Valentine's Day treat! They're a dessert everyone loves, and one that doesn't take hours to make. Wrap 'em in pink cellophane with heart covered ribbon? Adorable & delicious gifts!
My favorite part? Only 3 ingredients!
And sometimes, you only have time for three ingredients, ya know?
We found Dandies at Mother's Market, Whole Foods, and of course at veganessentials.com.
Vegan marshmallows are a little hard to find, but are good to have on hand anyway. Throw a couple on top of anything chocolatey or melt some over sweet potatoes for instant Thanksgiving dinner...they're the best!
6 cups crisped rice cereal
1-10 oz. bag Dandies marshmallows
3 tablespoons earth balance (or other vegan butter)
Lightly grease a 13x9 in. (or slightly smaller) glass or ceramic baking dish & set it aside.
In a large saucepan, melt your vegan butter. Add the entire bag of marshmallows to the melted butter. Cook on low to medium heat, stirring occasionally in the beginning and more so as the marshmallows melt. Once the marshmallows have completely softened and combined with the butter, add in the crisped rice cereal. I usually mix in a cup at a time using a wooden spoon to more evenly distribute the marshmallow. Be sure to stir quickly so you don't get just a giant clump of marshmallowy rice.
Once cereal is evenly covered in the marshmallow mixture, press into the prepared baking dish using the back of a wooden spoon.
Let cool, then cut into squares.
These sweet, crunchy little squares can be stored in an airtight container for about a week before they start to get hard...but trust me, they'll be gone long before then.