Chex Crispy Treats (Gluten Free)


altI always bring something to the holiday parties in my kids' classes at school.  How could I not!? 

Especially when my second grader is gluten free — and most treats are not. 

To tell you the truth, this recipe was invented because the night before my son's holiday party, I was out of gluten-free Rice Krispies cereal, and not up to a trip to the store.  I looked in the pantry and saw we had a new box of Gluten Free Rice Chex.  Perfect!  I also spotted a few white chocolate chips and festive sprinkles — I knew this was gonna be fun (and delicious)!

I like these gluten free treats even more than Chocolaty Rice Treats (and I love those)!

Whether you have to bring something to a last minute holiday party, you want a special after school treat for your kids, or you need a hidden midnight snack, or simply dessert for a casual dinner party, these Chex Crispy Treats are the answer!  Trust me!


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (save the paper wrapper)
  • 3 cups small marshmallows
  • 5 cups crushed Gluten Free Rice Chex cereal (see notes)
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles


Makes about 3 dozen small squares

Total Prep and Cooking Time: 30 mintues

Preheat the oven to80C and line a 9 X 9 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter with the marshmallows. Turn off the heat, add the crushed cereal, and stir to coat completely.  Then fold in about 3/4 cup of the semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Pour the cereal mixture into the foil-lined pan, and using the butter wrapper with the butter side down, press the mixture in evenly.  Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips, mixed with the white chips, over the top, and place in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes. 

Use a small, flat spreading knife, to smooth the melted chocolate to coat the surface.  Sprinkle the top with the sprinkles, and then let it set at room temperature for at least 4 hours before cutting. 

An additional note:

To crush the cereal, leave it in its bag and use your hands to crush it gently.  It should be somewhere between fairly finely ground.