Friday, September 2, 2011

Mint Chocolate Chip Rice Krispie Treats

My husband isn't big on cakes, cookies, or brownies (a blessing and a curse because that means more for me!!).  His favorite desserts are Rice Krispie Treats and mint chocolate chip ice cream.  One day I thought, "hey, why don't I put those together?" and this dessert was born.  It's outrageously simple and has endless options, all you have to do is pick a flavor!!

This recipe is mostly off the Rice Krispie Treat box, with a couple of modifications.  The best part is, it's free from the top 8 allergens, and gluten!!  That makes it an awesome potluck dish because almost everyone can enjoy it :)


  • 6 cups Rice Krispies (I got the gluten-free variety because hey, why not avoid allergens when it's in the same aisle and the same price?)
  • 3 Tbsp butter or margarine (I use Earth Balance dairy and soy free spread)
  • 1 package marshmallows (10 oz, the big ones)
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring (to me, it's just not real mint chocolate chip if it's not green.)
  • Chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life brand because they're allergen-free and they're mini, which is awesome!)
  • Melt margarine over low heat in large saucepan
  • Add marshmallows and melt, stirring frequently
  • Once they're pretty much melted all the way, add peppermint extract and food coloring.  You can make it as subtle or as green as you wish, just remember once the cereal is added the color will be a bit muted.

  • Mix very well

  • Add Rice Krispies and stir to combine
  • Press mixture into 9x13 pan that has been greased

  • Dump chocolate chips on top, press into treats lightly

  • **optional, and ONLY do this step if you have a glass or ceramic pan** microwave the entire thing for 30-40 seconds so the chocolate chips melt a little bit, but still retain their shape.  This will help them stick better.
  • Let them cool completely, cut and serve!

The possibilities are endless, just take a little trip down the extract aisle of your grocery store.  Coffee treats?  Apple cinnamon?  Banana chocolate chip?  Go crazy!!  Rice Krispie Treats are so quick and easy to make, and they're always such a hit in our house.


  1. I know that they make a sunflower lecithin, if you want to try those rolls. Those rice krispies look awesome! Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
    Housewife Eclectic

  2. Oh I didn't know about sunflower lecithin, thanks for the heads up! Do you know what lecithin does in a recipe? Like, what would happen if it wasn't there at all?


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