Forget regular krispie treats and savor the delicious flavors of butter, vanilla, and cinnamon in these gluten-free marshmallow cereal bars.
Ok, I have a quick story to share with you. It’s a true story and it’s the sole reason I made these cereal bars. My ten-year-old daughter asked for Gorilla Munch Cereal and put it on the grocery list to remind me to pick some up at the store. I was proud of her for thinking in advance what she might want to eat for breakfast so I happily picked some up.
I knew she liked the Natures Path Envirokids Chocolate Choco Chimps (yes, this is a real cereal) so I figured she must be ready to switch it up and try something new.
Yes! I love it when my kids want to try new foods.
The next day I found my daughter cutting up the cereal box and drawing on it. I asked her, “Ummm… what happened to the cereal? Why do you have the box?” She said she needed it for the school science fair.
She already had two boxes from other Nature’s Path Cereals, and she needed the Gorilla Munch box so she could include some of the “facts” about the animals on the inside.
Oh and, “Hey mom, can you pick up a box of Amazon Frosted Flakes? I don’t have the box for that one yet.”
I am NOT EVEN KIDDING. She wanted the box for the animal information on the inside!?!
I found the bag of cereal unopened in the pantry and told her she needed to eat it. She explained that Gorilla Munch was not her favorite cereal, but she’d be happy to eat the Amazon Frosted Flakes if I purchased some (grrrrr). She really “just needed the box”.
What was I supposed to do with an entire box of cereal that she wouldn’t eat? Well… I needed to make something out of it. Something delicious. A treat. Something so good, she wouldn’t be able to resist it’s gooey temptation.
Since Rice Krispies are no longer gluten-free (at the time of this post, please always check labels in case anything changes), I decided to make a cereal bar version using Gorilla Munch. They are super amazing – and way better than expected. Enjoy!
Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 4mg Sodium: 20mg Carbohydrates: 12g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g