Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Rice Crispy Treats- gluten free, dairy free

Jingle bells, jingle bells!  It's the most treat filled time of the year, here come the all natural yummy treats to the rescue!!!

I love finding ways to make yummy tasting treats much healthier.

These treats aren't just healthier, they are actually healthy!  With immune boosting chlorophyll, pure honey, gelatin, and coconut oil or real butter they're health food in disguise.  ;)

These are lots of fun to make, especially for those who love colorful treats!  They should also make great gifts for people with allergies.

The all natural marshmallow part of the recipe is this recipe from mommypotamus.


Christmas Rice Crispy Treats

1/2 cup of filtered water
1 cup of honey (preferably local and raw)
3 Tbls. gelatin (I like the quality of this one)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. of salt
3 Tbls. of melted coconut oil or butter (preferably from a grass fed cow)
6-8 cups of rice crispies (I like Trader Joe's because they're healthier than most)
1/2 cup of liquid organic chlorophyll (optional for green color, other wise just use water)
1-2 Tbls. of beet juice (optional for red color)


  • In a sauce pan mix the water, honey, vanilla extract, and salt.  Bring them to a boil and allow them to boil (being careful it doesn't boil over) for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour the liquid chlorophyll into a large mixing bowl, or stand mixer bowl.  Gradually stir in the gelatin. 
  • Start your mixer and pour the honey mixture into the bowl with the gelatin mix.  
  • Mix on low until the mixture begins to thicken.  
  • When it has thickened then add the melted coconut oil or butter and continue mixing for another minute.  Coconut oil will leave it with a sweeter taste, but the butter gives it a taste closer to regular rice crispy treats.
  • Start adding the rice crispies to the the bowl by starting with 6 cups of them and adding up to 2 more cups if needed to get the consistency you want.  I added 7-8 cups.
  • Once the rice crispies have been thoroughly mixed in they should all be green, so go ahead and spread them in one greased 13x9 inch pan for thicker treats, or 2 pans for thinner treats.
  • Now take the beat juice and mix in rice crispy treats until they are all colored red and the liquid is used up.  Now sprinkle them on top of the rice crispy treats for a festive look.
  • Chill the treats in the refrigerator until they are ready to be eaten.

Enjoy!

The treats that I made using the coconut oil tasted sweet like the honey, which my kids really loved.  The butter ones were a little more subtle.  All in all they came out tasty, and really fun to look at!

I hope you have a very blessed Christmas, and a wonderful New Year ahead!

Natalie  :)


*Warning chlorophyll may stain clothing, but easily washes off of hands!  Don't worry too much though, my 3 kids ate these without getting even one stain on them.

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