So, without further ado and according to Kelloggs.com:
“After hearing from so many gluten-free families out there, we’re happy to bring you NEW Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Gluten Free cereal, made with brown rice. It’ll be available in June, so be sure to ask your local supermarket to stock up!”
It’s worth noting that this isn’t quite the best news ever – in a perfect, gluten-free world Kellogg’s would have reformulated their original product to be gluten-free, a la Chex.
This means that those bake sale and bodega Rice Krispies treats are still off-limits for the most part. I guess it’s not such a shame since the cross-contamination issues possible in either of those situations are fairly high. And we can make our own treats now!
If, like me, you haven’t made a Rice Krispies treat in forever, here are some suggestions ranging from classic to fancy to get your creative juices flowing:
- The original recipe, from Kellogg’s: butter or margarine, marshmallows, Rice Krispies. Couldn’t get any simpler. There are seemingly endless varieties on the site as well, if you want to browse around.
- A lower-calorie version from Cooks.com uses peanut butter and honey, amongst other things.
- These Chocolate Rice Krispie Nests are adorable when filled with jelly beans. Too bad we won’t have the cereal until after Easter – but they’d be tasty any time of year.
- Speaking of seasons, here’s an option for Autumn Krispie Treats – just be sure your other ingredients are GF as well (the gluten-free grocery guide can help you here).
- I also love this “grown up” option, with dark chocolate, brown butter and sea salt. Yum!
Will you buy the new, gluten-free Rice Krispies cereal? What will you do with it?