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Vegan Strawberry Rice Crispy Treats

These make any day better and brighter. If you're a strawberry lover like me, you'll love these. Plus, they're super cute and photogenic!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Servings 16 squares
Calories 102 kcal

Equipment

  • 9"x13" sheet pan / quarter sheet pan

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups (120g) rice crisps
  • 1 cup (30g) crushed freeze dried strawberries, divided
  • ½ cup (113g) vegan butter (I use Miyoko's Organic Vegan Butter)
  • 10 oz. (283g) vegan marshmallows (I use Dandies)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Line a quarter sheet pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the rice crisps and ⅔ cup of the crushed freeze-dried strawberries. Set aside.
  • In a medium or large sized saucepan or pot, melt the vegan butter over medium heat. When it’s fully melted, add the marshmallows. Stir with a silicone spatula constantly. The marshmallows will act like they’re not melting but just be patient and keep stirring.
  • When the marshmallows are almost totally melted, add the vanilla extract and stir it in. When the mixture is completely melted, turn off the heat and add the rice crisps and freeze-dried strawberry mixture. Fold together until combined, then transfer it into the prepared sheet pan.
  • Work quickly to press it down gently with the spatula or your fingers. Spread it to the edges of the pan and even the top out. Place the remaining ⅓ of the freeze-dried strawberries on top of the rice crispy treats. Gently press the strawberries into the rice crispy top.
  • Let cool for 45 minutes. Transfer the pan to the fridge for 10 minutes. Remove from the fridge and use the parchment paper to lift the entire rice crispy treat out of the pan. Use a sharp knife to squares and serve!

Notes

You can use brown or regular rice crisps.
For a gluten-free version of this recipe, use gluten-free rice crisps (brown or regular) and also make sure the vegan marshmallows you use are gluten-free.