Gluten Free Rice Krispie Treats = Gooey Goodness for Summertime

They're here. Boxes of the eagerly anticipated new product offering from Kellogg's, Gluten Free Rice Krispie Cereal, have arrived on store shelves. While shopping at Woodman's last night (my favorite go-to grocery for all things gluten free in Chicagoland) I spotted them. Woodman's also now carries Udi's hamburger and hot dog buns. I'll cover those two gems in a separate post.

We filled two bowls full this morning for the kids' breakfast and waited for the familiar snap, crackle, and pop.... 

They did not disappoint. My daughter came back asking for a second bowl of "the loud cereal". The gluten free version is made with brown rice, but the taste and texture are virtually the same as the non-gluten free version I remember from my youth. The gluten free version has the same calories count and is enriched with essentially the same vitamins as the traditional version, but has slightly higher protein (3g vs. 2g). 

We moved on to our next test. Gluten and dairy free Rice Krispie Treats for the pool party we are attending later this afternoon. I used my Earth Balance shortening and Kraft Jet-Puffed marshmallows, following Kellogg's Rice Krispie Treat recipe right on the back of the box. It is very sticky, so of course I had to lick the spoon and a bit of the bowl. Quite yummy.

I've tried to re-create Rice Krispie Treats in the past using other brown rice cereals, but they never quite had the same taste and texture of the original. So, thanks Kellogg's for bringing back a treat we have been missing in this household.

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