Summer wouldn’t be complete without smores and these Rice Krispie Smores can be made anywhere, 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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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 the smore made it difficult to pick out the graham cracker taste so for my everyday palate these were a win. But just the idea of replacing the graham cracker gets you to start thinking outside the box. Try something different for the base and see what you think, or maybe what your kids think.
Usually it’s the marshmallow, toasted over a campfire, that melts the chocolate to make a traditional smore. But when you can’t wait for the campfire, or there’s a campfire ban, here’s two indoor ideas.
Put your smores on a baking sheet and crisp the tops under the broiler. No oven is perfectly even but it will still make a hot gooey marshmallow that will start to melt the chocolate. That’s the smore you’re looking for. Imagine, a whole tray of Rice Krispie Smores hot from the oven…what a concept!
The tray of smores might appeal to someone with a group of young kids that can all be fed at once. But if you want the experience of everyone assembling their own and creating the amount of char on the marshmallow then you need a kitchen blow torch. This is a fun little tool for older kids (and adults) and once you have one you can look for more ways to use it.
The technique is not hard and only takes a few minutes to master. The trick is to move the torch fairly quickly making small circles so it melts but doesn’t burn.
The day after I made these I looked at the leftovers. They were so cute I couldn’t resist…I microwaved one. 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 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 some smore variation.
A blow torch is a fun tool and is the best option to melt the sugar on the top of Creme Brulee, that classic gluten free dessert.
|RICE KRISPIE SQUARE BASE|
|1/4 cup butter|
|5 cups gluten free Rice Krispie cereal|
|1 cup gluten free graham cracker crumbs|
|milk chocolate squares|
|regular size marshmallows cut in half|
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