Puffed crispy treats

I associate rice crispy treats with swim meets.  I remember the desserts at the snack bar were mostly home-made and the rice crispy squares were always the most appealing to me.  They were gigantic (as compared to the cookies or brownies) and still only cost 50 cents.  Such a deal!

After we were done with all our events we were allowed a treat and (provided there wasn’t a snow cone machine at the meet), I usually chose a rice krispy bar.  Donuts made me feel like crap (ah, the early signs of IBS), but rice crispy treats were easy on my tum and they were special since I didn’t get them often.

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To be honest, I don’t think I’ve had a rice crispy treat since my swimming days.  I had completely forgotten about them until Ashley made some recently.

I didn’t have the Kellogg’s cereal on hand, but I did have Arrowhead Mills’ puffed millet.  And Suzanne’s ricemellow creme.  Both vegan and gluten free.

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So I decided to let nostalgia run it’s course.

Chocolate puffed millet crispies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup vegan marshmallows (ie ricemellow creme)
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter (ie Earth Balance)
  • 2 1/2 cups puffed millet (divided in half)
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 shredded coconut

Directions:

Add melted Earth Balance to glass pan followed by ricemellow creme, coconut and half of the cereal.  Mix everything together.

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Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, then add the rest of the cereal and the raisins & chocolate chips.  Mix again and press down into glassware.

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Store in fridge to let them cool and set.

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Cut into whatever sized squares you want.

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The combination of chocolate and coconut makes them a bit more sophisticated…plus the presence of millet means I can call them a whole grain dessert.  ;)

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But let’s be honest, they are really just fancy rice crispy treats…and my inner ten year old approves.

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Comments (14)

  1. Anna @ Food Fitness Frolicking

    Wow! What an awesome recipe! I never would have thought of using coconut!

  2. Red Deception

    Save some for me!

  3. Amanda

    You just made my day. I NEED TO MAKE THESE!

  4. Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats

    Yum! I’m a sucker for rice krispie treats too! :) I always loved the ones that had peanut butter in them!

  5. Bee Goes Bananas

    Oooo those look so neat! I’ve never thought of using anything but cereal. I bet they were delicious!

  6. lynn @ the actor's diet

    you did a MUCH better job with your ricemallow creme than i did.

  7. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    I have a bag of puffed millet open right now!

    I just made raw vegan chocolate chip cookie dough STUFFED rice krispie treats and topped them off with choc frosting. Well, I made them 10 days ago for the blog. :)

    Love that you veganized and GF’ed these. Nice work!

  8. Jess@HealthyExposures

    I had been wondering, recently, if you could make rice crispy treats with a puffed rice…but millet is a way better idea! love this!

  9. hippierunner

    I NEED THESE!

  10. Pure2raw Twins

    YUM Love the idea of using millet in there! Brilliant!!!

  11. Yolie @ Practising Wellness

    Okay, those look RIDICULOUSLY good, lol! :-P Rice crispie treats = too amazing! :-) xyx

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  13. Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles

    I was never a fan of the store-bought Rice Krispies but I loved homemade ones! These look awesome.

  14. Jenna

    I used to get rice krispie treats at swim meets too! I have puffed millet in my cabinet too, would have never thought to use it for something like this, love the idea!

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