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making rice krispie treats with other cereal?

trolley Oct 5, 2011 07:58 PM

i got a great idea on my other thread re: vegan cookies to make rice krispie treats instead for a kids party. i mainly need to stay away from eggs, dairy and nuts to satisfy some of the kids who have food allergies.

has anyone made them with cheerios or any other cereal aside from rice krispies? any great or terrible results?

  1. inaplasticcup Oct 5, 2011 08:05 PM

    I don't know if they contain eggs, dairy or nuts, but I've made them with corn flakes, and they turned out well.

    1. paulj Oct 5, 2011 08:09 PM

      Bars made with puffed wheat and cocoa powder are well known in Canada.

      http://veggieprairiegirl.blogspot.com...

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        rstuart Oct 6, 2011 07:49 AM

        I was going to suggest those.. love them even more that Rice Krispie Treats, and they're easier on the roof of your mouth!

      2. John E. Oct 5, 2011 08:58 PM

        I've rice crispy bars, the name notwithstanding, Made with Cheerios, Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes, or on the healthier side Special K. Whenever I make rice crispy bars I usually make them with 1/2 Rice Crispies and 1/2 Fruity Pebbles or Coco Crispies (actually, I use the generics of those cereals).

        1. ipsedixit Oct 5, 2011 09:04 PM

          Cap N Crunch
          Golden Grahams
          Cinnamon Toast Crunch

          ... all work great.

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            hill food Oct 5, 2011 09:11 PM

            ipse - the Cap'n WITH the Crunchberries perhaps?

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              ipsedixit Oct 5, 2011 09:19 PM

              Imagine the angst Sugawara would have if she bought these http://www.capncrunch.com/cc_products...

              1. re: ipsedixit
                trolley Oct 5, 2011 09:28 PM

                WHAT?! ALL BERRIES?? holy cow. where have i've been?

                1. re: ipsedixit
                  hill food Oct 5, 2011 10:25 PM

                  whoa it's a good thing they didn't have this way back when I (hey I WAS a reprobate, but an A- reprobate in AP classes) used to indulge in a certain, ummm, appetite inducing unmentionable. we'd just hang out at friends houses after school and manually pick them out. (was always good for a mean laugh later knowing our classmate would find a berry-less box the next time)

                  and sorry the Sugawara reference went over my head, surely not the 9thc. Japanese diplomat or this Spring's tough tsunami captain - both male, but I will add for the latter - lotsa Crunch in THAT Cap'n.

                  1. re: hill food
                    ipsedixit Oct 6, 2011 09:00 PM

                    and sorry the Sugawara reference went over my head, surely not the 9thc. Japanese diplomat or this Spring's tough tsunami captain - both male, but I will add for the latter - lotsa Crunch in THAT Cap'n.
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                    1. re: ipsedixit
                      hill food Oct 6, 2011 09:14 PM

                      holy Mary Mother of $%$!

                      watch out Boo-berries, 'cause I'm filing suit tomorrow.

                      and thanks ipse for confirming my faith in devolution.

              2. re: ipsedixit
                John E. Oct 5, 2011 09:37 PM

                I don't know if the roof of my mouth could handle a "Cap'n Crunch" bar/treat.

                1. re: John E.
                  ipsedixit Oct 5, 2011 09:57 PM

                  Wimp.

              3. Cheese Boy Oct 5, 2011 10:05 PM

                If you want to really get adventurous, try using chow mein noodles.
                I'm a convert. These are so good ... and less sugar too (somewhat less). The recipe here is for Easter nests, but I'm sure you can make them into many other shapes too. Or, go the traditional route ... make a sheet and then score them into squares -- that might work too. Up to you. HTH.

                Recipe --> http://www.quick-and-easy-dinner.com/...

                These noodles ... will give you THESE if you follow the recipe : - )

                 
                 
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                  hill food Oct 5, 2011 10:35 PM

                  on a similar note for some reason I got assigned Chex Mix last year for pre-dinner nibbles for the family, I guess they thought "how can he muck this up?" - I showed them, I substituted Japanese rice crackers, kasugai and shelled pistachios with soy and sesame oil instead of worcestershire and butter (ok only a little sesame oil and still some rendered butter and some chex). but HA! my aunt who is scared of anything not found on an Applebee's menu is now hooked.

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                    nemo Oct 6, 2011 07:08 AM

                    Holy cow! I am so stealing that idea! What's kasugai?

                    1. re: nemo
                      hill food Oct 6, 2011 04:15 PM

                      kasugai = wasabi spiced roasted peas, I see them in mild and hot versions. crunchy and green addictive goodness. (I like the spicy, but YMMV)

                      steal away, spread it across the land. adapt and claim it as your own, just remember me in your heart of hearts.

                      1. re: nemo
                        Cheese Boy Oct 6, 2011 11:20 PM

                        Throw in some Kaki no Tane in there too and make it colorful.

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                          hill food Oct 7, 2011 12:26 AM

                          oooh (I'll say it twice - oooh), will look for that. I always go kinda 'deer-in-headlights' when in a store that has this stuff.

                  2. Emme Oct 5, 2011 10:26 PM

                    i know i already posted in the other thread, but...
                    concur with cap'n crunch, grahams, and cinnamon toast crunch.
                    also...
                    apple jacks (can cut with plain cheerios if desired)
                    trix (cut with another less sweet cereal)
                    cracklin' oat bran

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                      pine time Oct 6, 2011 05:35 AM

                      Yes to Cheerios, plus I add about 1/2 c of crunchy peanut butter for a better flavor.

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                        trolley Oct 6, 2011 09:05 AM

                        mmmm...i'm all for peanut butter but i'm making this for a 3 yr old party and quite a few of them have the stupid peanut allergy including my own. why do so many kids have this allergy? well, that's for another thread. maybe i can do it with sun butter...

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                        HillJ Oct 6, 2011 03:38 PM

                        Cocoa Krispies
                        Brown Puffed Rice
                        Raisin Bran
                        Rice Chex

                        1. egbluesuede Oct 6, 2011 06:04 PM

                          How about Golden Grahams cereal and chocolate chips so they come out like Smores?

                          1. Kholvaitar Mar 17, 2013 07:15 AM

                            Keep All-Bran in mind for the older folks.

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