These dairy free and gluten free Pumpkin Spice Rice Crispy Treats are a fun fall dessert! They are simple and easy to customize for Halloween treats, too Dairy free, gluten free; Free of: eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (except for coconut)
1/2teaspoonpowdered natural food color in yellow, optional(I use McCormick natural food color powders)
Orange sprinkles, optional
Line an 8x8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a medium sized sauce pan, melt the coconut oil or soy-free margarine. Once it's melted, stir in the Smashmallows and cook over medium-low heat until the marshmallows are melted and smooth, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
Pour the melted marshmallows over the rice crispy cereal in a large bowl and stir until everything is thoroughly coated and combined.
Using an oiled spatula or oiled hands, press the rice crispy mixture into the prepared pan and set aside to cool.
For chocolate drizzle: melt 3 Tablespoons allergy friendly chocolate chips in the microwave 30 seconds at a time, OR in a cup placed in very hot water. Drizzle the chocolate all over the rice crispy treats.
For the white chocolate drizzle: melt the dairy free white chocolate in a cup placed in a small bowl of hot water. If you want a yellow-orange color for fall, add 1/2 teaspoon yellow natural powder food color. Drizzle over the rice crispy treats and add orange sprinkles while the chocolate and white chocolate are still wet.
Alternatively, you can melt more chocolate to spread on top of the rice crispy treats like I have done in a few of the photos.
Allow the chocolate on top to set. Cut into 9 or 12 squares and enjoy!
*The Smashmallow marshmallows are thicker and stickier than regular Jet Puff marshmallows so we used slightly more oil in this recipe. If you can't find the pumpkin pie Smashmallows, you can use the Jet Puff pumpkin spice marshmallows, but you'll want to use only 1-1/2 Tablespoons coconut oil or Earth Balance margarine.We've made this recipe with both the JetPuff and the Smashmallow marshmallows. The Jet Puff pumpkin marshmallows don't have as strong a pumpkin spice taste as the Smashmallows do, and they have food coloring so they'll look and taste a bit different. **I added a little bit of white chocolate drizzle colored orange/yellow to the top of the rice crispy treats, but that is completely optional. Dairy free white chocolate can be hard to find, so you can skip it in this recipe and they will still be amazing :)