I thought I would make good use of the box of Nestle Go Free Rice Pops that I received at the Allergy show in Liverpool last weekend (maybe you got one too?), by popping together some gluten free crispy rice squares as a little indulgent treat!
These crispy rice squares are so easy to make and another childhood favourite of mine – the recipe I’m sharing with you, is the one my Mum used when making it for us all. The only change I now have to make, is to use gluten free rice pops and double check on the other ingredients to ensure all good to go. Oh, and I add a little drizzle of melted white chocolate at the end!!
Ingredients (Makes 15 good sized squares)
100g (4oz) *dairy toffee (about 18 unwrapped toffees)
100g (4oz) butter
100g (4oz) *pink and white marshmallows
175g (6oz) *gluten free rice pops
Large pack of white or milk *chocolate buttons melted to pipe on the top (optional)
Lightly butter a baking tray – the one I used measured 7 by 12 inch and 1 inch depth.
Pop the toffee, marshmallows and butter in a large pan. You will need one large enough to take all the rice pops once the mixture is melted.
Gently heat the pan – keep giving it little stir until everything is melted and the mixture is nice and smooth – it does change consistency a lot throughout this process, but it will all come together.
Remove the pan from the heat and add the rice pops. Give it a good stir – does get a bit sticky – and transfer all the mixture into the greased tin.
Press the mixture down firmly with a metal spoon.
Leave to cool and set.
Melt the chocolate by popping it in a heatproof dish and setting it over a pan of simmering water. Keep giving it a quick stir until it is completely melted.
Spoon the melted chocolate into a disposable piping bag (makes it easier, if you sit the piping bag in a mug when you spoon the chocolate in). Snip the bag at the end – just giving you a big enough hole to allow you to pipe the chocolate finely over the top of the crispy rice!
‘Squiggle away’ however you like with the chocolate.
Allow the chocolate to set – portion up into whatever size you prefer – I found it easier transferring the whole crispy rice block onto a piece of greaseproof paper and then cutting up with a large knife.
The best things about making treats on a Friday is you get to enjoy them all over the weekend. Mind you, I believe every day should be a treat day! x
*Check this product out to ensure no gluten containing ingredients or ‘may contain’ or ‘not suitable’ warnings on the pack. If in doubt leave it out!