Just Fine and Dandies Vegan Rice Crispy Treats

May 20, 2011 by Keri

Actually, these aren’t “just fine”, they’re awesome, but I was trying to be clever with the title there… I don’t remember rice crispy treats being my childhood favorite; I think I was more of a cheesecake and chocolate chip cookie kind of kid. But I’m definitely a crispy treat convert. When I first moved from a town with a Whole Foods, I had a small stock pile of Chicago Soydairy’s Dandies vegan marshmallows on hand for marshmallow treat square emergencies. Let’s just say it went fast. So, as you can imagine, the package of Dandies sent to me by Chicago Soydairy was jealously guarded for the perfect rice crispy treat making occasion. Turns out the perfect rice crispy treat making occasion was a random Monday.

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If you have a sensitivity to gluten, don’t count yourself out from enjoying this classic treat just yet. I read recently on Air Eater that the brand name cereal, Rice Krispies, is releasing a gluten-free brown rice cereal in June. I’m not gluten-sensitive, but I personally prefer the brown rice cereal too, although I currently use the Whole Foods brown rice cereal or something comparable from our local co-op. If you’re planning to try out the big name brand cereal, though, you may want to contact the company concerning the origins of the ingredients. I’ve read a few company replies posted online reporting their cereals are not vegan.

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Just Fine and Dandies Vegan Rice Crispy Treats Just Fine and Dandies Vegan Rice Crispy Treats
May 20, 2011 Vegan

This marshmallow treat square recipe needs no introduction, but if you're missing this classic kid-friendly dessert from your school days, no worries; it's easy to make the vegan version!

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Yield: 1 13 x 9" Pan of Treats, Serves 15
6 cups crispy rice cereal
1 package Dandies vegan marshmallows
3 tablespoons vegan butter
Lightly oil a 13 x 9" pan. In a large pot, melt vegan butter over low heat. Add marshmallows, stirring until completely melted. Once marshmallow and butter mixture is completely melted, remove pot from heat. Gently and thoroughly fold in cereal. Press treat mixture into the 13 x 9" pan using the back of a wooden spoon or spatula. Allow to cool and then cut into squares.

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What was your favorite childhood treat?

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  1. Wow, couldn’t be easier! I need to get my hands on some Dandies!

    • Keri says:

      I know! They’re just perfect. Dessert in under 5 minutes! Sadly, it’s not easy for me to get my hands on Dandies anymore.. I guess I’ll just have to order a few bags from Vegan Essentials! 🙂

  2. That sounds really good. Good to know Dandies work well in rice crispies treats!

  3. Woz says:

    Oh I haven’t had these in forever and really need to get me some Dandies!! 😀

    • Keri says:

      These would definitely be my go-to treat if I could get Dandies locally. I need to stock up again!

  4. yum, yum 😀 Great treat 🙂

  5. Big City Vegan says:

    These look pretty darn good any way you stack them! 🙂 Sharon

  6. These look like the perfect treats to make for my next veggie social! I saw vegan marshmallows at my local health food store the other day and was inclined to buy them but I had no real use for them so thanks for this recipe 🙂

  7. Veggie Mom says:

    Thanks for the great, simple recipe 🙂 The kids love them!

  8. I am definitely trying out this recipe out (how easy could it get?!) especially for my 8 year old son, who is going to go nuts when I surprise him with these!! yummmmmm

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  10. Alaine @ My GF & DF Living says:

    These look so good! I love rice krispies treats!

  11. This is one of my favorite childhood snacks! And on the topic of dandies…I sure love s’mores!

  12. Marcus Barnes says:

    Thank you for this nice recipe. It turned out well. Some notes for others trying this out the for the first time.

    1. The Dandies took longer to melt than I was expecting – be patient.

    2. We put some melted vegan chocolate on top of the spread mixture – a nice variation on the basic recipe above.

    Have a great day!