It’s not too often you can have a lot of fun with food. So, I decided to try something easy but different with some new products that I tried. It’s nice to make treats where the kids can get involved too.
I recently tried the new Nestle GoFree Gluten Free Rice Pops and Gluten Free Coco Rice cereals. Most people love cereals, but if you are following a wheat-free and gluten-free diet, breakfast can often be a challenge. It’s good to know that cereals that people love and know, now have alternatives. We all grew up with the Snap, Crackle and Pop phrases and characters and these cereals are the gluten-free version of them!! Although these cereals contain some sugar, they are also fortified with B vitamins, folic acid and iron ensuring that they are a nutritious cereal too.
The Coco Rice Pops are really delicious; chocolately, crunchy with the snap, crackle and pop! They were a real treat and mixed with the milk of your choice (I used unsweetened almond milk), they were very tasty, I wouldn’t be eating them every day as although I love chocolate, I wouldn’t be happy having it for breakfast!
The Gluten Free Rice Pops were a real hit in our house. They are exactly like Rice Krispies. They were fresh, crunchy and a good texture, and not too sweet tasting. I really enjoyed them and hence decided to do a very simple recipe with one of my daughters. All children love krispie buns and treats so being close to Halloween we decide to make Pumpkin Krispie treats and named them Pumpkin Rice Pops. Based on a few recipes from Pinterest, Google and blogs, we sort of made up our own!!
- 6 cups of Nestle Gluten Free Rice Pops
- 4 cups (10oz) of mini marshmallows
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 12 drops of red food colouring
- 4 drops yellow food colouring
- 1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter
- 12 chocolates or jellies or you can get green food colouring and colour some marshmallows for top
- desired frosting for decorating face
- In a saucepan, melt butter and peanut butter over a medium heat for 3 minutes stirring with a wooden spoon. Add marshmallows and food coloring. Continue to stir until marshmallows are melted and sticky like glue. A wooden spoon is best used here so the mixture will stick less to the pot!
- Remove from heat and stir in Nestle Gluten Free Rice Pops. Blend well.
- When the mixture is warm, roll into round balls.
- Push a sweet/chocolate into the top for the stem.
- Wait until the balls are cool to decorate the face etc.
Nestle have also recently teamed up with celebrity chef Phil Vickery who has created some different gluten-free recipes using these cereals.There are full videos on You Tube explaining step by step instructions to some interesting delights.
They all sound delicious and really different and I will certainly try them over time.
Nestlé Gluten Free Rice Pops and Coco Rice are available at Tesco in Ireland and Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Ocado in the UK.
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