Amazing Rice Crispy Treats Vegan Recipe
Many people are becoming vegan now, meaning they do not eat anything that comes from animals. This is different from vegetarianism, which allows for foods like eggs, dairy, honey, etc. There are a variety of reasons that people become vegan, but one of the most common reasons is because they believe in ethical animal treatment. Others do it because it is a typically healthy diet.
Some may think that once they become vegan they will miss out on many of their favorite childhood treats, but this is very far from the truth. Just because it's vegan doesn't mean it’s not delicious. There are thousands of great vegan recipes, especially for deserts. Everybody has memories of making delicious rice crispy treats as a child. They are the perfect treat because they’re easy to make and delicious to eat.
What a lot of people fail to recognize is rice crispy treats aren’t even vegetarian. Most marshmallows contain gelatin, which contains animal by-product. The same goes for sugar that usually has a lot of animal bone char in it. This is a great example of why it's important to know your ingredients before making a vegan dish. Thankfully, there are delicious vegan marshmallows that taste exactly like regular ones, so no need to worry about your vegan rice crispy treats losing any of their delicious flavors.
Vegan Rice Crispy Treat Details
6 cups crisped rice cereal
1-10 oz. bag vegan marshmallows
3 tablespoons Earth Balance (or any other vegan butter)
Lightly grease a 13×9 in. baking dish (it can be ceramic or glass).
Next, you will melt the vegan butter in a large saucepan. You can also melt the butter in the microwave (with a microwave safe bowl) if you do not have a stove. If you choose to do the microwave, it is recommended to thaw the butter a bit because vegan butter does have a thicker consistency than regular butter.
Now add the entire bag of marshmallows to the melted butter. Cook this on a low to medium heat, making sure to stir occasionally, more so as the marshmallows melt. Once again, if you are doing this by the microwave, you would simply add the marshmallows to the microwave safe bowl. You will have to stir more often than you would the stove. It is important you watch the bowl so the marshmallows don’t overflow.
Once the marshmallows and butter have completely melted together, add in the crisped rice cereal. You can mix in a cup at a time to distribute the marshmallow and cereal better. Using a wooden spoon, quickly stir the mixture so you do not get a giant clump of marshmallow rice.
Now that the rice crispy cereal is evenly covered in the marshmallow mixture, pour and press into the greased baking dish using the back of the spoon.
Finally, let the rice crispy treats cool down. You can do this by either leaving them out or putting them in the refrigerator for about ten minutes. When they’re nice and cool, cut them into little squares and enjoy!
The vegan rice crispy treats can be stored in a Tupperware container, and should last for about a week before they get a little too hard to eat.