November 07, 2015

Sugar Free Rice Krispie Bars

For as amazingly good rice krispie treats are, you would think they would be harder to make, right?  There was even a commercial about that on television years ago - where the Mom pretends to slave over the treats in order to get a few minutes of quiet and time to sit and enjoy one herself. 

I've posted about rice krispie treats in the past - whether it was the original regular version, a sugar free and low carb version (yes!  LOW CARB), Peep-mallow Bar using leftover Easter candy and a few years ago you could find cinnamon marshmallows on the market so I made an incredible Cinnamon Bun version - which, they no longer make those, but you can still make the recipe by adding a half teaspoon of cinnamon to your marshmallow mixture.

Original Krispie Bar Recipe
Sugar Free and Low Carb Krispie Bars
Cinnamon Bun Rice Krispie Bars
Peep Krispie Bars

Now that our family doesn't really buy or use sugar, I like to keep these little dandies on hand....  By LaNouba, they are sugar free marshmallows that are just as good as a regular full sugar marshmallow! 

Marshmallows Sugar/Gluten Free

Nutritional Facts: Serving size 1 piece (7.5g), Calories 15.3, Fat 0g, Sodium 0.05mg, Carbohydrates 5.82g, Sugars 0g, Sugar Alcohols 5.76g, Protein 0.375g. Ingredients: Water, sweeteners (maltitol, isomalt, maltitol syrup, lactitol) gelatine, natural colors and natural flavoring (vanilla).

I do have to order mine online as I've never found them in local stores, but to have 2 packages of these on hand for last second baking or S'mores over the fire is a treat.  I will also add that I've never had digestive issues with these even though I do with many sugar free products.

Just make your regular small batch Rice Krispie Treat recipe;

2 T butter
4-5 oz. marshmallows
3 1/2 c crispy rice cereal

Put the butter and marshmallows into a large microwavable bowl and microwave until they puff up and double their size in the bowl. This takes about  1-2 minutes depending on your microwave strength.

Immediately stir in the cereal with a rubber scraper that has been sprayed with Pam style cooking oil or oiled with canola or vegetable oil. Press the mixture into a greased or sprayed loaf or 8X8" pan. As soon as they are cool, cut and serve!

I like to add a dash of vanilla to mine
Here is the butter, vanilla and marshmallows before microwaving

While in the microwave they will puff up above the bowl.
They will start to fall immediately upon removing them.
I tried to get a picture on my iphone before they fell - they are about 1/2 puffed here.

Press into a pan

Mmm. And sugar free.

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