Learn how to make allergen free Rice Krispie Treats with our recipe for food allergy kids and Kelloggs gluten free brown rice Krispies cereal. If you want to know how to make rice crispy treats, but you have a gluten allergy, this recipe is for you. You can make this recipe even if you are also avoiding corn syrup or butter. If you've never had rice crispy treats because you are allergic to them, give this recipe a try. I bet you've seen other kids pull them out of their lunch boxes at school. I used to love them until I learned I had a gluten allergy. Kelloggs Rice Krispies now make a gluten free brown rice cereal. But kids with a dairy allergy can also eat this snack recipe, too.
Psst! Store bought powdered sugar is almost always made with corn starch.If you are like me, you probably still want them because they look really tasty. But noboby has ever made a rice crispie treats recipe for kids allergic to the top 8 allergens. So you figure you can't have them, right? Don't worry. My brother Dessie and I have been working hard on an allergen free rice crispy treats recipe that tastes just as good but doesn't have any of the top eight allergens, gluten, or corn in them. After a lot of work, we are proud to offer you our awesome recipe.
Make Powdered SugarUse a blender like a Magic Bullet. Put 1 cup of evaporated cane juice and 1 TBSP of tapioca starch. Blend until fine and powdery. Now you have powdered sugar!
Mix powdered sugar, rice syrup and water. Place on stovetop and bring to boil at medium high heat, whisking constantly until the mixture comes to a rolling boil. Continue stirring at lower temp for about a minute. If you have a candy thermometer the temp should read 250 degrees.
Another person needs to empty out the gelatin envelopes in a separate bowl and soak it in 1/2 cup of water. Rapidly stir the mixture until it is smooth or you will develop little gelatin clumps. It should soak up the liquid within a minute, so work fairly fast!
Now you need your hand mixer and a tall narrow cup or bowl. Place the gelatin in the bowl and slowly drizzle the hot candy mixture in while beating the gelatin. Do this slowly until all the candy mixture is in the bowl. Now beat like the dickens for about 5 minutes until you get a sticky, gooey, fluffy mixture. This mixture is going to be a little darker than the usually white rice crispy treat, but we promise it is just as good!
You can choose to flavor it with vanilla (but corn allergy sufferers need to avoid vanilla unless it is homemade with potato vodka instead). It tastes just fine when vanilla is omitted too. Pour in 6 cups of allergy friendly rice cereal (Rice Krispies are not gluten-free unless the box has gluten free advertised on it. And although they are a big manufacturer, they are not certified NoBRO. There are many other brands that make gluten free crispy rice cereal, too, if you'd like to substitute with another brand.) Use a spatula to stir, stir, stir, stir, and stir. Now get the kids to slather their hands with palm oil before you give them their spoon full of heavenly goo. Ask them to mold it and shape it. Place it on wax or parchment paper to freeze approximately 15 minutes or until the crispy bars set.