I believe the first item I ever made in the kitchen would be rice krispie treats!
They were one of my favorite snacks to have as a kid, and the homemade version was so much more special than store bought. I’ve been making these for my husband since the day we got married, but as you know, dairy is something he can’t have anymore. I wanted to create a dairy-free rice krispie treat that was just as delicious as the original one!
They turned out so good, even I couldn’t stop eating them 🙂
When it comes to rice krispie treats though, I prefer ones that are really thick and chewy. Like the kind you get at a sandwhich shop or even the school lunchroom!
I became slightly addicted to buying these huge rice krispie treats in highschool from our lunch room. They made them fresh everyday, and they were literally about two inches thick. They had a much higher marshmallow ratio vs a rice cereal ratio which was perfect. Plus, they were only $0.25!
So, I wanted these dairy-free rice krispie treats to resemble that, and I made sure they had just the right amount of marshmallows in them!
Why did I add coconut nectar? I made the recipe with just the coconut oil and I didn’t like the lack of stickiness in the marshmallow mixture. It still worked fine, but I really wanted it to have that feel like it had the traditional butter in it. I used coconut nectar since I had it on hand, and it worked great.
Honey has the same stickiness about it, so you can swap that in too. If you don’t want to use either, it will still create a rice kripsie treat, it just won’t have that great sticky texture!
Otherwise, you can’t really go wrong with these, they are always a favorite and taste good anyway you mix them up!