When you’ve got someone in your household that is allergic to dairy, eggs, and nuts finding treats for them can be very challenging. Most ready made snacks contain at least one or more of these allergens or are made in a facility that uses these ingredients. So really the best solution is to make homemade snacks, that way you know they’re allergen free. That’s pretty much what we do for my grandson Jett. And one of his favorite snacks are Vegan Rice Krispy Treats.
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We used to make a vegan and non-vegan versions of the same snacks, but that just got too tedious. Then we discovered that the other kids will happily eat the Vegan Rice Krispy Treats so we just started making the vegan version.
Really you can convert most of your recipes into a vegan version, just find substitutes for animal products. The hardest thing to sub in my opinion are eggs, but since the original recipe for rice krispy treats don’t require eggs any way Vegan Rice Krispy Treats are the perfect choice to start with.
The recipe for these treats have just 3 ingredients rice krispy cereal, marshmallows, and butter. Easy enough to substitute right? Well it should be as long as you can get your hands on vegan marshmallows. What? You thought marshmallows were already vegan? Surely you jest!
First of all one of the ingredients in marshmallows is gelatin, and gelatin is an animal product. Don’t ask me to go into details, but if you don’t believe me ask Siri or Alexa. Anyway there are vegan marshmallows in the market, you just got to find some! The most popular ones seem to be Dandies Vegan Marshmallows, we use the mini ones for Vegan Rice Krispy Treats, I find they melt better and faster than regular sized marshmallows.
Ok we got the vegan marshmallows now we need to find a substitute for the butter, now butter is definitely an animal product, but you knew that right? There are several brands to choose from, we use Earth Balance.
Now that’s 2 out of 3 we got substitutes for, now for the good news. Rice Krispy cereal is Vegan! Yaaay! We’re ready to roll!
What you need to make Vegan Rice Krispy Treats:
3 Tbs Earth Balance Buttery Spread or any brand of Vegan Butter
And here’s how to make your Vegan Rice Krispy Treats
Melt butter in a large pot over low heat
Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted
Remove from heat and stir in cereal
Spread evenly in to a 9×13 pan that’s been coated with your vegan butter
Let cool then cut into squares
Store left overs in air tight containers
Did you know that there are seasonal Rice Krispy cereals? Yes there are! It’s the same cereal, they just mix in seasonal colors like red and green kernels for Christmas. So if you’re making holiday treats look out for the seasonal cereals to make your Vegan Rice Krispy Treats more fun!
Christmas is yearly Christian festival celebrating Christ’s birth. In Philippines, the majority of the population is Roman Catholic Christians that why Christmas is so important and needs to celebrate at least once a year. This is the time where people of all ages sing a Christmas song in every house they drop-in, we call in “CAROLING” after the song, the resident in the house will give them treats or money, that’s our way of expressing Christmas cause Christmas here in Philippines is Giving, no matter what, you have to give cause we believe that Christmas is Giving.
We celebrate Christmas every December 25th of the year so we will have our we call it “Noche Buena” or A midnight Meal ready to go. We have lots and lots of Noche Buena Recipes to Enjoy but for now, I will going to give you our 14 Round-Up of Filipino Christmas Dishes since Christmas is near to come.
Unlike any other spaghetti recipe, Filipino Style Spaghetti is quite different and simple, no herbs and no other spices and a little bit sweet cause it is really cooked specially for kids. Best for Noche Buena.
This Filipino dessert is made with cornstarch, coconut milk, and sugar. It is also called Coconut Pudding. This luscious dessert is easy to make using common ingredients. Perfect for Christmas occasion.
Philippines is one of the countries that consumed sweets to a high level, we love sweets, any kind, from main dish to dessert, I guess that the reason why Diabetes is one of the common illness here in Philippines. Even our spaghetti is sweet, we have lots of sweet dishes that will leave your mind questions. When you go to Philippines? Sweets everywhere.
We have different kinds of candies here, name it and we have it here. From well-known candies to exotic candies like worm candy, yes, its really a worm that gets dried and cooked with sugar, lots of lots of sugar, but for now we will have the basics.
Today I’m going to give you 5 Famous Signature Filipino Candy Recipes:
Desserts, who don’t want desserts? Women, men, boys, girls, Adults kids who don’t want it? In the Philippines, we love desserts, lots and lots of desserts. We Filipinos have traditional desserts, local and international desserts and all of it taste so good, you can’t resist it, it makes me feel fat but still don’t care and Ate everything in my plate. Don’t be confused about our snack and dessert cause we Filipinos sometimes our dessert can be a snack and our snack can be a dessert.
Today I’m going to give you my Round-Up Filipino Deserts, try this at home I’m sure you will love this.
Panutsa, or also called as “Peanut Brittle” in English Dialect, is a delicacy that is a favorite in the Batangas region of Philippines. It is usually sold in stalls around Batangas and in buses for inbound or outbound trips to the province.
Panusta is very easy to prepare and to cook, even a 5 year old child can cook it. With its very simple ingredients and procedures, you will never imagine that this is a very mouth-watering treat for your family and friends.
This is my version of Panutsa (Peanut Brittle) Recipe, Enjoy!
1 cup peanuts, pealed
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tbsp. butter, softened
½ cup corn syrup
1 cup granulated white sugar
¼ cup water
¼ tsp. salt
Grease a baking tray/cookie sheet then set aside.
Heat a saucepan over medium heat, then put-in corn syrup, sugar, water, and salt then stir and bring to a boil. Add peanuts and stir.
Measure the temperature until it reaches 290 degrees Fahrenheit using a candy thermometer, lower down the heat to avoid the sugar and peanuts from being burnt.
Turn-off heat and put-in the butter and baking soda and stir thoroughly.
Pour the mixture on the greased baking tray then arrange then allow the mixture to completely cool.
Remove the mixture from the tray and cut into desired sizes.
Mango Sago Desert is one of my favourite mango desserts that is very easy to prepare and to cook. This is Chinese dessert is perfect for hot sunny day. It’s light and refreshing. Mango Sago is made with mangoes, tapioca pearls and milk. Sweet, tangy and creamy, it’s a summer dessert you’d want all year long.
This desert recipe is very easy, even our kids knew how to prepare and cook it. You can add ice to make a chilly dessert perfect for this warm weather.
This is my version of Mango Sago Desert Recipe! I hope you like it. Enjoy!
2-3 pcs. sweet ripe mangoes, peel and cut into cubes
3-4 tbsp. tapioca pearls “sago”, soaked in water for 3 hours
200 ml. mango juice
125 ml. evaporated milk
50 ml. water
3 tbsp. sugar
For the Tapioca Pearls Procedure:
Boil water on medium heat in a pot then add tapioca pearls then cook for 15 minutes.
Stir constantly and make sure they don’t stick together. It should turn clear when your pearls are cooked.
Drain the pearls and transfer to a bowl of cold water and set as side for a while.
For Final Procedure:
Blend the half of mango cubes, milk, sugar, mango juice and water.
Transfer to a bowl and add the remaining mango cubes and tapioca pearls and stir until well blended.
Refrigerate before for about 2-4 hours before serving.