Strawberry Granola Crispy Bars

These Granola Crispy Bars are a variation of the classic Rice Krispies treat that we all grew up loving, and they’re dairy, egg, nut, and gluten free. I replaced the rice cereal with a healthier granola that has a touch of strawberry, and used natural marshmallows and plant based butter to keep them dairy free.

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The Granola

The strawberry granola from Made Good is the star ingredient in these treats, but any light and crispy granola will work. The Made Good granola has a texture closer to cereal, and is made with oats and brown rice crisps. If you’re looking for a substitute, you’ll want to try to find one with similar ingredients or the results will vary. This one from The Safe + Fair Food Company is a great alternative.


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The Marshmallows

I used the mini marshmallows from Dandies to make these, which I buy at Whole Foods and on Amazon. If you’re looking for a marshmallow that’s vegan, dye free, or natural, these are delicious and my go-to! They taste just like regular marshmallows, and they melt perfectly.

The Plant Based Butter

Earth Balance has been my favorite plant based butter for about a decade, and it works great in these crispy treats. I used the vegan buttery sticks, and you can choose between salted or unsalted. I used the salted sticks because I find that the salt helps balance the sweetness just a bit.

Storing These Crispy Treats

These will keep nicely at room temperature in an airtight container for a 4-5 days. You can also warm them in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to heat them up and make them extra gooey!

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Strawberry Granola Crispy Treats

An easy, no-bake recipe that's crispy and sweet. Full of gooey marshmallow with a touch of strawberry, and loved by both kids and adults!
Servings 9
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Melt your marshmallows and butter in a small pan over medium low heat. It will take several minutes and lots of stirring before you see the marshmallows start to melt.
  • Keep stirring, and make sure you scrape the bottom of the pan so it doesn't stick.
  • Once it's all melted together and smooth, gently fold in your granola.
  • Spray an 8 x 8 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray to prevent sticking, and press your granola into the pan. Be sure to spread it out evenly.
  • Let them sit for an hour or two before eating.

Notes

These will keep at room temperature in an airtight container for a few days.
Calories: 251kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 55mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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