Chex Marshmallow Bars

Chex Marshmallow Bars Recipe

Chex Marshmallow Bars

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 pkg (250g) marshmallows
  • 2 cups Natures Path gluten free honey cornflakes
  • 2 cups gluten free Rice Chex cereal
  • 1 cup Presidents Choice gluten free Pretzel Bites

Instructions
 

  • In a medium saucepan melt butter and marshmallows on low heat.
  • Stirring often until all is melted.
  • Add peanut butter and stir until smooth.
  • Remove from heat.
  • In a large bowl mix the cornflakes, Chex cereal and pretzel bites.
  • Pour the marshmallow mixture over and stir quickly.
  • Pour marshmallow mixture into a 8 x8 parchment lined baking pan and spread mixture evenly.
  • Let sit and then enjoy!
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Chex Marshmallow Bars Recipe

We have had very little hot weather this summer in Calgary no in fact it was quite cool and rainy most of the time. On the rare hot day we have had I knew I wanted to bake but did not want to turn the oven on.

What to do?

Well, of course that means making something on the stove and usually for me that means marshmallows.

Instead of the standard Rice Krispie square, which truthfully there is nothing wrong with, I thought I’d throw a variety of other gluten free goodies into the bowl and see how it turned out.

Well, it turned out great so I am sharing my mixture with you.

Gluten free rice Chex.

Gluten free honey corn flakes

Gluten free pretzel Bites.

How does this sound all nestled in chewy gooey marshmallow?

Chex Marshmallow Bars Recipe

Chex Marshmallow Bars Recipe

Enjoy!

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Gluten-Free Chex School Snacks

Gluten Free Chex School Snacks


It is that time of the year again when all thoughts go to packing school lunches and it is especially hard when it has to be a gluten free lunch. What I find the easiest is to think of a gluten free lunch as a sort of antipasto meal. Pack fruit, veggies, crackers and dip gluten free deli meat rolled up, a gluten free cookie or bar and a drink. Packaged gluten free snacks are so expensive so why not make your own, this way you can add healthy ingredients as well as sneaking in some good gluten free grains.
I am so excited to have gluten free Chex here in Canada and it adds a multitude of gluten free snack options. I searched the Chex website for some recipes and then modified them to fit my likes.
Here are 2 options for gluten free school snacks, one is a sweet and one is a savory. Please feel free to add your own gluten free goodies to the mixes and have fun playing.
I started with the Original Chex Party mix and modified it to be gluten free.


Gluten Free Chex School Snacks


Gluten Free Chex School Snacks

Gluten Free Chex Party Mix

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp gluten free Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 tsp seasoning salt (I used Fire Salt, a spicy salt I got at Spice Merchants)
  • 1/4 tsp roasted garlic powder (Williams Sonoma)
  • 1/4 tsp toasted onion powder (Williams Sonoma)
  • 3 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 1/2 cups Honey Nut Chex
  • 1 cup gluten free pretzels
  • 1/2 cup nuts * (with schools being peanut free I used more pretzels instead)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • In a large bowl add melted butter with seasonings.
  • Stir.
  • Add cereals, pretzels, and nuts (optional).
  • Stir ingredients until evenly coated.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and top with cereal mixture.
  • Spread out evenly and place in oven.
  • Stirring every 15 minutes, cook cereal for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Once cool, serve immediately and then store in an airtight container.
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Gluten Free honey Nut Fruit Crunch

Ingredients
  

  • 4 1/2 cups Chex Honey Nut Cereal
  • 4 1/2 cups Chex Rice Cereal
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dried fruit
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup organic seed mix ( flax seeds, sunflower seeds, chia and pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/8 cup dark chocolate quinoa (optional add on once mixture is cooled)

Instructions
 

  • In large microwave bowl add cereal, almonds and seeds.
  • In a 2 cup microwave bowl add brown sugar, butter, honey and salt.
  • Cook uncovered on high for 1 1 /2 minutes, stirring every minute.
  • Pour over cereal and stir well.
  • Microwave on high 4 minutes, stirring every minute.
  • Stir in dried fruit and microwave for 3 more minutes, again stirring every minute.
  • Remove from microwave and spread onto a parchment lined cookie sheet to cool.
  • As an option I added 1/8 cup of dark chocolate quinoa to the mixture for an added chocolate flavor.
  • Let mixture cool and store in airtight container.
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Gluten Free Chex School Snacks
Gluten Free Chex School Snacks


Chex Cereal is here in Canada!!!


Chex cereal. Gluten free cereal. Great tasting gluten free cereal.
Early on when I was launching Wheat Free Mom I posted that I had found some amazing gluten free cereal while in Texas visiting my girlfriend. I fell in love with Chex cereal and for the last couple of years I have driven 7 hours to Spokane, Washington to load up on Corn Chex, Rice Chex, and Honey Nut Chex. I would then ration out how much of the Chex I could eat, for it was something I could not get here in Canada.
Well, no more!
While I was in Toronto in May visiting my daughter, I received an email from Amber Murphy of Optimum asking if I was interested in receiving some products from General Mills. I replied YES and waited patiently for the products to arrive.
They arrived. Was I ever pleasantly surprised! A large box arrived and when I opened it, much to my delight, discovered Chex Cereal. But not just cereal. It was a full box of goodies.



2 boxes of cereal, one Rice, one Honey Nut, a glass bowl, t-shirt, lanyard, icing sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, chocolate chips and a gift card for superstore.



I am so greatful, and thank Amber for sending me this gift.
While out shopping this week, I have checked out to see if Chex is in stores yet. I have found it at Coop and Superstore so far. I will let you know when it appears at other stores.
Last week my son Cam and his friend were coming over to watch the Stanley Cup playoff game. Cam is also gluten free and was very happy to hear that Chex cereal is now here. So I thought I would try one of the Chex recipes provided as a game snack.
I made the Chex Brittle and as always, as my readers know, I modified the recipe a little.
Here is my version of the Brittle. But I must warn you! It is addictive!
(Cam note: I had a big bag of the Chex Brittle sitting on my counter in my condo, and a whole bunch of my friends who came over tried it without knowing it was gluten-free, and they all thought it was delicious.)



Chex Brittle

Ingredients
  

  • 8-10 cups Rice Chex cereal
  • 2 cups gluten free pretzels (not in original recipe)
  • 1 cup unsalted raw almonds (original recipe called for 1 cup of salted peanuts)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2-1 tsp Maldon sea salt (I like the combo of sweet and salty)

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Spray a large roaster with cooking spray.
  • Add cereal, pretzels and almonds to roaster. Stir.Mix vanilla into condensed milk.
  • Pour mixture over cereal and stir completely.
  • Bake 12 minutes.
  • Spread onto waxed paper (or parchment) to cool (about 15 minutes).
  • Break into pieces.Store in airtight container.Or if you are like us, put in a large glass bowl and serve.
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Again, I have to thank Amber Murphy of Optimum for sending me this care package. And for letting me spread the news that…
CHEX CEREAL IS IN CANADA!! And as we say in Calgary YEEHAW!