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Rice Krispie Smores

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Summer wouldn’t be complete without smores and these Rice Krispie Smores can be made at home, with or without a campfire.

This is a twist on the traditional campfire treat of graham crackers, milk chocolate squares and toasted marshmallows. Once you’ve had them you can see why kids would want some more…s’more!

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Graham Cracker Substitute for Rice Krispie Smores

In Canada we can buy gluten free Rice Krispies so it was a good choice for the base. Back in the day all kids knew how to make Rice Krispie squares but it’s never too late to learn. I made these a little on the soft side by adding extra marshmallows. The directions are right on the box.

To achieve a graham cracker taste I replace some of the cereal with crushed graham style crackers or broken cookies. Kinnikinnick graham style crackers and animal cookies are easy for me to find or available online. To me the sweet gooey combination of everything made it difficult to tell the difference. Just use what works for you.

Backyard Rice Krispie Smores

Top a rice krispie square with a piece of milk chocolate then a marshmallow. If a campfire is available then by all means toast your marshmallows and hold them on your smore long enough to melt the chocolate. If you do not have a campfire here is another idea.

To achieve the crispy, brown topping reminiscent of a campfire smore you can use the broiler or a kitchen blow torch. A blow torch is also used for the classic gluten free dessert, creme brulee. This kitchen tool can be a lot of fun for older kids and is an excellent gift to get kids in the kitchen learning some fun skills.

Of course the broiler in any oven will work too. No oven is perfectly even but it is the idea of a hot gooey marshmallow to melt the chocolate-topped rice-krispie-square base. A whole tray of gluten free Rice Krispie Smores hot from the oven…what a concept!

The day after I made these I looked at the leftovers. They were so cute I couldn’t resist…I microwaved them. Success again in only 5 seconds. Melted chocolate and gooey marshmallow…a divine smore mess. If my son was a little younger I would definitely be looking for a special school event where I could take this gluten free, nut free treat!

Let me know in the comments below if you tried these or if you made a different variation.

Ingredients

RICE KRISPIE SQUARE BASE
1/4 cup butter
5 cups gluten free Rice Krispie cereal
1 cup gluten free graham cracker crumbs
50 marshmallows
S'MORES
milk chocolate squares
regular size marshmallows cut in half

Directions

1
RICE KRISPIE BASE
2
Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir frequently until completely melted.
3
Fold in the graham crumbs first then the Rice Krispies stiring until combined.
4
Press into a 9"x13" baking pan and let cool before cutting. Cut into squares any size you like.
5
S'MORES
6
To assemble s'mores place chocolate on the Rice Krispie square then top with half a marshmallow. Place them fairly close together in a pan.
7
Broil for 30-60 seconds until nicely browned. Serve.

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