This was a really easy and clean eating Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Crispy Treat recipe that needs only 6 clean ingredients that’s a treat for both kids and adults.
Rice Crispy treats are a classic S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) favorite snack that are routinely packed in school lunch boxes and even vending machines.
However, most people may not realize that not only does it contain highly processed and GMO ingredients, but they are not vegan as they contain butter and gelatin.
Here’s the ingredient list for the popular crispy treat snack:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Kellogg’s Rice Krispy Treats Ingredients:
Ingredients: Toasted Rice Cereal (Rice, Sugar, Salt, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Malt Flavoring, Niacinamide, Reduced Iron, Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Folic Acid), Marshmallow (Corn Syrup, Sugar, Gelatin, Artificial Flavor), Fructose, Margarine (Vegetable Oil [Canola and/or Sunflower Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, TBHQ and Mixed Tocopherols For Freshness], Water, Natural and Artificial Butter Flavor [Contains Milk], Datem, Acetylated Monoglycerides, Bht [Preservative], Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D), Corn Syrup Solids, Contains Two Percent or less of Dextrose, Glycerin, Salt, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Thiamin Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Soy Lecithin
They basically contain everything you do not want to consume like GMO ingredients (high fructose corn syrup, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, corn syrup solids, soy lecithin), preservative, artificial flavors, refined sugar and salt and margarine?!
It’s so easy to make a clean, healthier version at home where you have control over the ingredients used and can make it vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, no-bake and without refined sugar.
Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Cashew Butter Banana Sushi, Crispy Cashew Butter Energy Balls, Cacao Nib Superfood Truffles or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Cashews (Cashew Butter):*
- packed with dietary fiber
- rich in “heart friendly” mono-saturated fatty acids
- rich source of minerals
- high in magnesium and copper
- excellent source of antioxidants
5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:*
- contains manganese and zinc
- super high in anti-oxidants
- helps with inflammation
- 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
- 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*
- super high in lauric acid
- rich in antioxidants
- contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
- helps to improve metabolism
- improves cholesterol levels
5 Fast Facts About Cinnamon:*
- contains anti-inflammatory properties
- helps to control blood sugar
- excellent source of manganese and iron
- can help to lower bad cholesterol
- aids in eliminating migraine headaches
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Tip #2: One thing to keep in mind when making an all-natural, clean dessert without preservatives is this recipe will not be ideal for transporting, in a heated environment or lunchbox. You will need to keep it in the freezer until ready to serve because it will become soft and lose it’s shape if left out at room temperature (due to the coconut oil, which is what holds everything together).
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