The kids are headed back to school and what better way to make their day feel special than with the ultimate after school snack? Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispie Treats are sure to become a family favorite.
I love creating new takes on rice Krispie treats, such as my Gluten Free Millionaire Rice Krispie Treats. Who grew up loving the classic Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Bars? These ooey and gooey treats give you all of the same flavors without worrying about it melting.
A Classic with a Twist
Move over Rice Krispie treats. Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispie Treats is a fun and festive update on the ultimate nostalgic confection. Combining the childhood favorite with the flavors of the ice cream truck superstar will make this a recipe repeat.
The base of this recipe starts with The Real Cereal Company's Real Brown Rice Crisps. This low carb, sugar free cereal not only is Gluten Free, it also only contains a single ingredient, organic brown rice. Irresistibly light, airy, and crunchy on its own, it's a great canvas for all of your rice krispie treat desserts.
It isn't sticky, ooey gooey Rice Krispie treats without those molten and melted marshmallows. Dairy Free butter helps create the sauce that holds this confection together.
Rounding out this simple and easy dessert is the topping that brings all of the strawberry shortcake flavor. Crushed freeze-dried strawberries are combined with Gluten Free vanilla wafer cookies. Not only does this combination give that classic frozen treat flavor, but it also adds a little extra crunchy texture to each bite.
How to Make Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispie Treats
This universally beloved dessert is so easy it requires almost no cooking. The hardest part is waiting long enough for it to set up!
Time needed: 1 hour.
Whether you're looking for a sweet treat to add to a lunchbox or a fun dessert to share with friends, this fast and delicious recipe is sure to become a favorite.
- Mise en Place
Measure all of your ingredients. Make sure you have the right size baking dish to accommodate this dessert. It fits into a 9x13 baking dish.
- Getting Melty
Add your Dairy Free butter and marshmallows to a large pot over medium-low heat. Stir until melted. You want everything to gently melt and not come to a boil.
- Mix it Up
Stir in your cereal, making sure it is all coated in the marshmallow mixture.
- Let Set
Spread the cereal mixture into your baking dish. Use a spatula to even it out. Allow it to cool slightly before adding the topping.
- Top it Off
Sprinkle the crushed freeze-dried strawberries and Gluten Free vanilla wafers over the top. Allow the rice Krispie treats to cool completely before cutting.
Top Tip for Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispie Treats
To help make removing your Rice Krispie treats from the pan easy, you can line the intertior with parchment paper or wax paper. This will allow you to simply lift them out of the pan when you're ready to cut them and serve them.
Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake Rice Krispie Treats
- 1 9x13 baking dish
- 1 stockpot
- ½ cup Dairy Free butter
- 9 cups marshmallows
- 8 cups Gluten Free crispy rice cereal
- 1 cup freeze dried strawberries
- 1 cup Gluten Free vanilla wafers
- Add the marshmallows and butter to a large stockpot over medium-low heat. Stir until just melted.
- Add the cereal to the pot and fold to combine, making sure all of the cereal is coated.
- Pour the cereal mixture into the baking dish. Use a spatula to spread out.
- All the Rice Krispie Treats to cool slightly before adding the topping.
- Lightly crush the freeze-dried strawberries and vanilla wafers. Sprinkle over the top.
- Allow the rice krispie treats to cool completely before cutting.