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Double Chocolate Rice Krispy Treats (Vegan, GF)

GF, Dessert, Snack, Vegan, Whole-GrainHaley Hansen2 Comments

You know, sometimes I wonder, why do I bother writing for each recipe? Like, why intervene between the interaction of you, my hungry blog-visitor, and whatever mouth-watering recipe I'm posting? Why not just be like, 'YO I know what you want and I got it here. It's ready, it's easy, it's healthy and vegan and yummy', and just leave it at that, Haley? Don't complicate it. 

But then, I remember how much I love just spilling my thoughts onto the page, letting them flood through my veins, rush out my my fingertips and onto the keyboard. My point in writing these few paragraphs for each recipe is not to bring attention to something going on in my life - thankfully, the Lord has tweaked and re-directed my heart enough for me to want nothing more (almost nothing more - I'm still hit with stubborn sinful desires, here and there because #notperfect) than to point you, my reader, to Him, my Savior. 

That isn't to say that my writing here is sinful, though, because He has instilled within me and you unique desires tailored to His plan for our individual lives. My passion(s) are writing - sharing my thoughts, my tips, etc. - and food-ing - cooking, eating, recipe-creating, etc. So, maybe that's just it. Maybe all I needed to hear was simply that - the fact that I've been created in God's image (beautiful, beautiful blessing, might I add) with a deep love for all things nourishing, appetizing vegan food + challenging, efficient fitness habits + soul-satisfying, world-changing faith. 

Maaaaaybe, just maybe, all I needed to do was write this out to reassure myself that it's okay write sometimes random and irrelevant, sometimes organized and significant ideas and feelings. Funny how that all worked out, huh? Funny how this articulation of my thoughts has really nothing to do with these (uhhhhhh-mazing) rice krispy treats. If you're still reading by now, I say you should totally treat yourself to two or three (orfourorfivemaybeevensix) squares as a reward for your whole-hearted commitment to this recipe. 

Speaking of whole-hearted commitment - if my using that phrase in relation to myself freaks you out, don't worry and, well, don't freak out, because these treats require nothing along the lines of whole-hearted commitment. Just melt the marshmallows and coconut oil, toss in the cocoa krispies, stir, press into a pan, throw (carefully) pan into the fridge and walk away and wait. 

Easy. Easy as... actually, pie isn't even that easy. That phrase should say "easy as rice krispy". My (not-so-accurate) rhyming skills approve of the latter more than the former, though more familiar. 

Oh gosh, look at the time *sighs at the realization of such rambling* AANNNYYYWWWWAAAYYYYY thanks for getting this far, thanks for reading, thanks for eating, thanks for coming back to another Hungry Haley post :)  

Makes about 12 servings 

1 bag Trader Joe's Marshmallows (make sure they're the vegan ones!)
5 cups chocolate rice krispy cereal (I used Koala Crisp
3 tbsp. coconut oil, plus extra for the dish
4-5 squares dark chocolate, broken into chunks (I used Stivii

  1. Lightly oil an 8x8 dish and set aside. It's best to have all the ingredients ready before beginning - lay out the cups of cereal, the chocolate, and the dish ahead of time.
  2. Heat a small-medium saucepan over medium heat to melt the coconut oil and marshmallows. Stir continuously to prevent burning. 
  3. When the marshmallows and coconut oil have fully melted, reduce the heat to low and stir in the cereal. Work quickly because the mixture can cool faster than expected and therefore make the mixing difficult. 
  4. Pour the mixture into the dish and press down firmly. Top with chocolate chunks and refrigerate until cooled and firmed. 
  5. Lightly oil a sharp knife to cut into squares and serve. Store the leftovers in an airtight container. 
  6. Enjoy!