A classic sweet snack, rice crispy treats are perfect for virtually any occasion...they don't even need an occasion though! You can shape them or cut them into shapes, or simply eat as is! This recipe is super easy to make and super tasty too!
The batch in the picture above is from my little sister's Jurassic birthday bash, so I added some color and shaped them like meteors to fit the theme. Just one example of how you can use these for your celebrations!
If you want an uneven color, like above, mix in the coloring according to the directions below, but also add a few drops to the mixture once it's out of the pot and mix it in by hand! That way some parts are brighter shades or completely different colors!
Make sure to check out some more fun ideas for this recipe below!
3 tbsp. coconut oil
10oz bag Dandies mini marshmallows*
4-5 cups rice cereal**
A few drops vegan food coloring (optional)
*Regular-sized marshmallows work too but are harder to melt, so I prefer using the mini ones. You can also try with some of Dandies' special flavors, but I haven't done so yet so I'm not sure what it'll be like!
**If you want a chewier crispy treat, use less cereal, and for one that's crunchier use more. It all depends on how you like them!
I'll be adding some more as I experiment with different ideas...
Spooky "brains" for Halloween! To make these, simply add some red vegan food coloring in step 3, shape the rice crispy treats into balls, and use a butter knife to add the ridge in the "brain" and shape as you'd like. Then I rubbed some extra food coloring along the ridge to make it more life-like!
These are a great addition to any Halloween party, and they're easy to make too! For more spooky treats, make sure to check out my posts for a Spooky Halloween Party back in 2020 and Halloween 2021!
As for Thanksgiving, this cruelty-free rice crispy treat turkey is a fun addition! It's even better with some of Unreal's vegan chocolate "gems" as a colorful "stuffing"! To make it, simply make a batch of the recipe above, shape into a turkey, allow to cool and reshape, making sure to leave an opening for the candies! Then, once completely cool, add the "stuffing" and maybe a few extra marshmallows too!