Tuesday, May 31, 2011

In Gluten Free News...

I recently heard a couple of exciting pieces of GF news that I thought I should share.  First, California Pizza Kitchen has announced that it will be adding gluten free crust to its menu!  CPK already has a gluten free menu that includes some very yummy salads and Haagen Daz icecream sundae's for dessert, but I absolutely cannot wait to try their gluten free pizza!  The new crust is set to debut at the end of June and I'll be there to let y'all know how it is as soon as I've tasted it.

The next exciting piece of news is that Kellogg's Rice Krispies will now be available gluten free!  I've been on the Kellogg's website and supposedly they are on shelves now, but I haven't seen them yet anywhere in the 713.  Once I read this I started thinking about Rice Krispie treats of course and when I couldn't find them, I had to make a gluten free substitute.  I hope I'll be trying this recipe out again soon with the new gluten free Rice Krispies, but it worked just fine with Envirokidz Koala Crisp Cereal.  To make something a little different, I used this recipe I found on How Sweet It Is for Cake Batter Crispy Treats.  I adapted it slightly so see below for the changes I made.  They were delicious!  I apologize for the terrible pictures, but my camera wasn't working so I had to take these with my phone, haha!

GF Cake Batter Crispy Treats

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • one 10 oz bag mini marshmallows (naturally gluten free!)
  •  1/3 cup yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix)
  •  1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 6 cups - about one whole box of Koala Crisp Cereal
  • Sprinkles - she measured it but I just eyeballed (the bottle I bought at Kroger was gluten free but you may want to read the ingredients just to make sure)

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat and stir in marshmallows.  Continue stirring until marshmallows are melted.  Stir in cake mix one spoonful at a time and then vanilla until well blended.  Stir in cereal and remove from heat.  Continue stirring until cereal is completely coated.  Stir in a good handful of sprinkles.  Pour into a glass baking dish (I sprayed mine lightly with cooking spray).  Then with wet hands, press mixture down until its flat.  Top with a few more sprinkles and cool for approximately 30 minutes.  Then cut into squares and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is the first I've heard about either of the CPK or Rice Krispie news! I do miss that cereal, especially with a few bananas sliced in.