Rainbow Rice Krispies (V, GF)

An elevated classic. 

When it comes to sprinkles, I have a bit of an obsession. I'll happily put them on ice cream and smoothies, with fruit and coconut milk as a dessert cereal, I think you get the idea. I love all things funfetti, and if there is a way I can share the colorful joy, I'm all about it.

Going away this past weekend, I wanted to bring a sweet treat for the five hour road trip. I had leftover sprinkles and marshmallows from a party I recently threw, so I decided to try my hand at Rice Krispies - I've never made them myself before - and bought a box of gluten-free rice cereal. Side note: these are totally gluten free and vegan but scored big points from everyone. Like I wanted, they made the perfect car food and evening snack, were fun and pretty, and inexpensive enough that I'll be bringing them to any party or dinner throughout the summer. Helloooo colorful treats. 

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Rainbow Rice Krispies (vegan + gluten free)


+ 6 Cups Rice Cereal (gluten free if needed)
+ 1 10 oz. Bag Marshmallows (I use the Trader Joe's brand)
+ 4 tbsp Coconut Oil
+ Rainbow Sprinkles (optional and as desired)
+ Dash of Vanilla Extract


1. Oil and line a 9x9 or 9x12 baking pan with parchment paper. Oil the parchment paper. 
2. Add the vanilla extract and coconut oil to a large baking pan or pot over medium heat. 
3. Once the oil is melted, add the marshmallows, stirring them around, and then letting them sit for about one minute, browning slightly, and stirring halfway through. 
4. Using a large fork or potato masher, break down the marshmallows (I found that the vegan ones needed this). 
5. Stir until the marshmallows and oil have combined.
6. Add in the rice cereal and your desired amount of sprinkles, stirring quickly to combine, as this will begin to set up.
7. Turn the mixture out onto the baking pan and parchment paper. 
8. Spray your hands with cooking spray, and press the mixture compactly into the pan.
9. Refrigerate until cool, about 1-2 hours. 
10. Remove from the pan and then peel off the parchment paper. 
11. Cut into 12-16 squares, place on a plate, take a bite. Enjoy!  

+ What's your favorite way to use sprinkles?

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