Next time you’re in need of a no-bake dessert, whip up these kid-friendly, crowd-pleasing marshmallow free Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats!
Summer has officially hit NYC. I’m not quite sure where spring was. We kind of went from winter to rain to full on heat, but I love summer, so no complaints from me!
The one thing I do struggle with in the summer, however, is baking. Not having central air means my apartment can sometimes feel like a sauna, and the last thing you’d ever want to do in a sauna is add the heat of an oven. That means summer is filled with quick, stove top recipes and no-bake delights.
Over the weekend, Will and I were hosting some friends, and I wanted to make a yummy dessert that wouldn’t require converting my apartment to a sweatbox. As I was looking through my kitchen pondering what to make, a box of Love Grown Foods Chocolate Comet Crispies peeked out from the box by my refrigerator where all the things that don’t fit into my teeny tiny NYC pantry go, and I said, “A-HA! Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats!”
Unfortunately, Rice Crispy Treats require baking, which I refused to do, and marshmallows, which I can’t eat (due to either high-fructose corn syrup or soy protein). Instead, I decided to create a no-bake version of the classic kids’ favorite by whipping up these Marshmallow Free Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats!
Not only do these not require an oven, but they barely require anytime at all. You pretty much just combine ingredients and call it a day. Before you know it, you’ll have an ooey-gooey sweet, delicious and allergy-friendly treat!
If you haven’t tried Love Grown cereals (they have both adult and kids’ cereals), you absolutely need to. All of their cereals are wheat and corn free! They’re also made with a power blend of navy, lentil and garbanzo beans to provide an extra healthy dose of fiber.
All of Love Grown’s products (they also have oatmeals and granolas) are made with clean, simple ingredients and are allergy-friendly. They’re really an amazing company, and they’re part of the Epic Blogiversary Giveaway – so don’t forget to enter over here for your chance to win 1 box of their Kids Cereal, 1 of each of the Kids Cereal Mini Cups, 1 bag of granola, 1 Hot Oat Cup and 1 Super Oats packet among prizes from a bunch of other fantastic brands!
- 1 box Love Grown Foods Chocolate Comet Crispies
- 3/4 cup cashew butter
- 3/4 cup honey
- 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp salt
- Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper*.
- Combine cashew butter, honey, vanilla and salt in a large, microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave for about a minute or until everything is melted together.
- Stir cereal into the bowl.
- Press the mixture into the baking pan and allow to cool.
- Cut into 16 pieces and enjoy!
- *Alternatively, you can line the baking sheet with greased tin foil.
Are you a Rice Crispy fan?
What’s your favorite no-bake treat?
This post is linked up with Meatless Mondays.