I decided to start this blog after my son was diagnosed with food allergies. For the first seven months of his life he suffered with terrible eczema and after a trip to the ER we found out he is allergic to milk, soy, eggs, sesame and peanuts. As a parent of a child with food allergies it is a constant emotional rollercoaster. I have cried at grocery stores, at birthday parties and at night. He has had the Epi injection twice and spent too much time in the ER.

Current allergies: Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree nuts
Outgrew: Sesame, Soy

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Chewy Chocolate Rice Krispy Treats

I wanted to make a new treat for Aiden. Something simple but not a cookie or a cake.  I decided to make Rice Krispy Treat.  I took the original recipe from the Rice Krispy website and jazzed it up a bit.

Lets name it...

Chewy Chocolate Rice Krispy Treats (sooo not original) 

  • 2 T butter (I use milk/soy free earths best butter)
  • 3 C marshmallows
  • 1/2 C enjoy life chocolate chips
  • 1 C Sun butter / Almond butter / Peanut butter
  • 5 to 6 C Rice Krispy cereal (gluten free option)

Prep: Use a 9x9 dish or 12x10 dish. Depending how thick I want them to be.  Put was paper on bottom, covering all sides.

Prep: In a LARGE mixing bowl, add 5 cups of rice krispies and set aside.

Cook: In a large pan, melt butter.  Add marshmallows and chocolate chips and stir for a little bit until it starts to melt. Add sun butter/ almond butter/ peanut butter.  Stir until completely combined and marshmallows are stringy.

Combine: Add the marshmallow mixture into the rice krispies bowl and mix together for a minute until all combined (you may need to use your hands).  Add more rice krispies if needed but i like to keep it on the chewy side so I usually use only 5 cups.

Combine: Add the mixture to the dish and with a fork or hand press down on the mixture until it's evenly distributed. Don't forget the edges.  Cover the top with more wax paper.

Place in fridge for about an hour (or overnight) so it sets.

Cut in cubes and enjoy.. mmmm good!

Extra: you can melt couple of cups of enjoy life chocolate chips with some butter and pour on top to make a chocolate icing.

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These were done in a 8x8 dish so they came out very tall.  I prefer them much thinner.

This recipe is so easy that you can just eye ball the ingredients and it still comes out delish.

After couple of times doing it, it takes me now about 10 minutes to do this treat.

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