The Best marshmallow Sugar Free Fruity Crispy Treats are a gooey, sweet snack for children and adults. Just like those crispy treats you used to get as a kid at those Sunday bake sales wrapped in plastic wrap.
These are more for adults that still enjoy those crispy treats but don't want all the added sugar from the traditional marshmallow and cereal. A perfect treat if you are following a keto, low carb, gluten free or diabetic friendly diet.
Made with a sugar free marshmallow and keto cereal, these low carb crispy treats are just like you remembered them with a fruity cereal twist.
Super easy to make in no time, cut them into perfect squares and enjoy them as a snack whenever the mood hits. As someone who has diabetes I truly missed eating rice crispy treats and this recipe has allowed me to enjoy them again without the sugar spikes.
Unlike rice krispy treats, these are made with a fruity flavoured cereal with only 4 ingredients to make this gluten free keto crispy treat recipe.
- Sugar Free Cereal: any keto or sugar free cereal will do for this recipe but we used this keto fruity cereal from Magic Spoon.
- Sugar Free Marshmallows: we used sugar free marshmallows both work for this recipe.
- Unsalted Butter: butter helps to melt the marshmallows to get them ready to stick to the cereal.
- Vanilla Extract: used to enhance all the flavours in these sugar free crispy treats
Steps by step instructions
How to make Sugar Free Fruity Crispy Treats
STEP 1: In a heavy bottom pan on low heat melt the butter with the vanilla extract. Once melted add the marshmallows on low/medium heat and mix until gooey and melty.
STEP 2: Now add the sugar free cereal and mix through until all the cereal is coated with the melted marshmallow mixture.
STEP 3: Transfer cereal mixture to an 8" x 8" baking pan lined with parchment paper. Then spread the cereal mixture evenly into the pan and use another parchment paper on top to press down to level the crispy treats.
Remove top layer of parchment paper and allow to cool.
STEP 4: Once cooled remove from the pan by lifting the parchment paper, place on a cutting board and cut into squares.
- Top Tip: Don't overcook the marshmallow, once they are melted add the cereal and mix through and remove from the heat.
- Parchment Paper: using parchment paper will save you a lot of time instead of using your bare hands as these treats are very sticky.
- Extra Chewy: if you want an extra chewy treat add more marshmallow
- Storage: store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Frequently asked questions
You can but would increase the total carbs to 7 carbs per square instead of just 1 carb per square.
If you can't find the sugar free marshmallow you can use a nut butter but it would change the flavour profile of this recipe.
Most likely you added too much butter which made them soggy. Too much moisture will make these crispy treats soggy.
Sugar Free Fruity Crispy Treats
- Melt the butter and vanilla over low heat in a heavy bottom pot.
- Once the butter has melted add the marshmallows on low/medium heat and mix until gooey and melted.
- Add the sugar free cereal and mix through until all the coated with the melted marshmallow mixture.
- Transfer to an 8" x 8" baking pan lined with parchment paper.
- Spread the cereal mixture evenly into the pan and place another parchment paper on top to press down and level the crispy treats.Remove top layer of parchment paper and allow to cool.
- Once cooled remove from the pan by lifting the parchment paper, place on a cutting board and cut into squares.
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