So its almost Thanksgiving weekend and most people are either having family over or maybe going to a family gathering. Its a time to be thankful of so many things in life, your family, good food, a roof over your head or great health.
Being partly British, pumpkins are not something I grew up with and probably saw my first pumpkin 15 years ago when I came back to Canada. So I never really acquired the taste as so many Canadians do. I don’t like pumpkin pie – although I am going to try out a gluten free one this weekend, wish me luck – and I don’t drink pumpkin spiced drinks – call me crazy! So what to do for Thanksgiving? Well I will be making my Apple Cinnamon Walnut Scones of course but I also wanted to make a kid friendly treat that was fun and easy to make, after all who wants to spend all day in the kitchen when family is over and you can spend time chatting, playing board games or drinking a glass of wine.
So I came up with a healthy version of rice krispie treats that my children love and they are tough critics. These treats also make great snacks to take to school for a party or for a birthday as they are easy to make, economical and are always a hit.
By the way, did I tell you this recipe only has 3 ingredients?
- 2 1/2 cups organic koala crisps (I used Natures Path) non gmo OR use a Gluten Free version
- 2 cups vegan mini (or large) marshmallows non gmo
- 2 tablespoons butter (no coloring)
- Prepare a 9" x 9" pan by greasing with butter or coconut oil and lining with parchment
- Melt butter in a large pan
- When melted add in marshmallows and stir to melt
- Add in koala crisps and mix until all the marshmallows have coated the crisps.
- Transfer to a lightly greased (with butter or coconut oil) and spread out until desired thickness
- Allow to cool
- Cut into portions
- Store in an airtight container with greaseproof between the layers to prevent sticking.