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Homemade egg free/dairy free marshmallow fluff? Or rice crispies?

peskin Aug 19, 2012 03:39 PM

I wanted to make a rice crispies treat cake for my kids birthday, as we're gluten free. Only lately we've also been egg free, and I'd like to stay egg free. Anyone have a recipe for homemade marshmallow fluff that would work for rice crispies treats, that doesn't contain eggs?
Or, even if not marshmallow fluff, some recipe for rice crispies treats that doesn't contain eggs? No corn syrup either please.

Thank you so much- very much appreciated!

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  1. jw615 Aug 19, 2012 04:41 PM

    I've never used fluff, only the actual marshmallows to make rice crispy treats, and those are egg free.

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    1. re: jw615
      peskin Aug 19, 2012 11:43 PM

      Really? In my life I've never made rice crispie treats with marshmallows! Can you do that without a microwave?

      1. re: peskin
        Vidute Aug 19, 2012 11:50 PM

        1/4 cup margarine
        4 cups miniature marshmallows
        5 cups crisp rice cereal
        1.Melt margarine in large sauce pan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted and well-blended. Cook 2 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
        2.Add cereal. Stir until well coated.
        3.Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly and firmly in buttered 13 x 9 inch pan. Cut into 2 x 2 inch squares when cool.

        1. re: Vidute
          wyogal Aug 20, 2012 09:01 AM

          Wet hands also works great to press it into the pan.

        2. re: peskin
          sunshine842 Aug 20, 2012 12:06 AM

          I have to ask....how do you make rice crispie treats without marshmallows?

          1. re: sunshine842
            peskin Aug 20, 2012 12:15 AM

            /4 c. margarine or butter
            1 Jar (7 1/2oz) Marshmallow Fluff
            5 cups crispy rice cereal

            Melt margarine in large saucepan over low heat. Add Marshmallow Fluff and cook over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add crispy rice cereal. Stir until well coated. Using buttered spatula or waxed paper, press mixture evenly into buttered 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan. Cut into squares when cool. Yield: 24 squares, 2 x 2 inches.

            Microwave Marshmallow Fluff Treats
            Place Fluff and margarine in 2 1/2 qt. microwave safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH for 3 minute, stirring each minute. (Based on 700-watt microwave oven.) Stir in cereal until coated. Using a buttered spatula or waxpaper, press mixture evenly into buttered 13 X 9 inch pan. Cut into 2 X 2 squares. Yield: 24 squares.

            I've also seen peanut butter rice crispie treats with peanut butter, corn syrup, etc...

            1. re: peskin
              sunshine842 Aug 20, 2012 12:29 AM

              okay - I was thinking you weren't using any sort of marshmallow at all. (off for another cup of coffee)

              1. re: sunshine842
                peskin Aug 20, 2012 10:03 AM

                I was saying thats how you make it with fluff. If there is a way to make egg free fluff, i'd use it.

                1. re: peskin
                  wyogal Aug 20, 2012 10:09 AM

                  There is a recipe for vegan strawberry fluff out there.
                  Here's a search that has a couple of threads that might be helpful:

              2. re: peskin
                jw615 Aug 20, 2012 08:46 AM

                My mom always did peanut butter ones as well, but no corn syrup - just the traditional marshmallow recipe with some smooth peanut butter mixed in.

            2. re: peskin
              wyogal Aug 20, 2012 08:57 AM

              That's the ONLY way I've ever made them. The recipe is on the box. And yes, in a heavy bottomed pot on the stove.

          2. arashall Aug 20, 2012 09:31 AM

            Make sure you get the new GF rice krispies. When my sister was diagnosed with celiac, we learned that the "obvious" choice of cereal actually has gluten, in the form of malt powder. Now they are marketing a GF version.

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            1. re: arashall
              peskin Aug 20, 2012 10:04 AM

              I use a knock off one that doesnt have malt in it.

            2. goodhealthgourmet Aug 20, 2012 12:51 PM

              nut butter & brown rice syrup.

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                Isolda Aug 20, 2012 03:56 PM

                I buy supermarket marshmallows and they don't have eggs or gluten. I've never made them with fluff. Just melt a bag of marshmallows with 4 tbsp butter over a low flame (use a big pot so you can put the cereal in there) and mix them with the RK as soon as they are melted. I use 5 cups and also add some vanilla. I know you can find gluten free vanilla.

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                1. re: Isolda
                  goodhealthgourmet Aug 20, 2012 04:10 PM

                  but do they contain corn syrup? most commercial marshmallows do.

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