Hey, everyone, please welcome Mary Behre as a permanent contributor to the Chicks! She’s an author, a mother, preschool teacher, and sweet-tea addict. 😀 Thank you for joining us, Mary!
Thank you for inviting me to be a Chick on Chicklets in the Chicken, I’m very excited to be here. Recently, I’ve gone gluten-free. I started it because my sister read something that suggested it could help with migraines. What I discovered is that going gluten-free has helped me a lot more than that.
For years, I was told I was lactose intolerant with IBS. Going gluten-free has shown me the source of my problems wasn’t milk, stress, or a lack of fiber– it’s wheat.
Since I’m not fond of food that tastes like cardboard and feels like sand in my mouth, I’ve started experimenting with different recipes. And because I have an enormous sweet-tooth, I began with desserts and snacks.
Everyone loves Rice Krispie Treats, right? Including me, but what to do? Rather than fork out $4-6 a box for gluten-free, organic , crispy rice cereal I decided to go the cheaper route and buy Fruity Pebbles. (Beware, don’t buy the Fruity Pebbles with fiber added, look for the box that reads “Gluten-Free.”)
So here’s the recipe.
Fruity Pebbles Snacks
Melt butter in a medium pot over medium-low heat. Using a butter spatula, stir in marshmallows until melted. Remove from heat and add the cereal. Once the cereal is thoroughly coated, spread into a buttered pan. Cool and serve. In an air-tight container the snacks should last up to a week—assuming your family doesn’t snarf them down like mine. 🙂
I’ll be back next week with my super easy recipe for homemade gluten-free brownies that taste too good for folks to believe they’re gluten-free.