Whole Foods Lifestyle - Rice Krispy Treat HELP

View Full Version : Rice Krispy Treat HELP

Thighs Be Gone
10-02-2009, 07:55 PM
Hi Ladies.

I am hoping someone can help me with this. I want to make Rice Krispy Treats for my kids. The problem is the ingredients in marshmallows and marshmallow cream. Does anyone know if they make organic marshmallows or marshmallow cream. Which store? I have a Whole Foods but it's a drive. Any other store to check? Does Whole Foods for SURE have such a thing.

Any other ideas on how to make the RK treats more mom-friendly. Any marshmallow subs?:?:

10-02-2009, 08:04 PM
Trader Joe's carry organic brown rice marshmallow 'bars'. They seems to be healthy and is about 100 calorie each. Just in case you want to buy one instead of making from scratch.

10-02-2009, 08:44 PM
Are you near any of these places?


Food & Thought
2132 9th St. N.
Naples, FL 34102



All Ways Healthy
123 S. Rand Rd.
Lake Zurich, IL 60047


Kankakee Natural Foods
1035 Mulligan Drive #2
Bradley, IL 60915



4500 Sergant Rd.
Sioux City, Iowa 51106


20 Wilson Ave. S.W.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


4035 Mt. Vernon Rd.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

5050 Edgewood Rd. N.E.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52411



18101 West 119th St.
Olathe, Kansas 66061


396 Main St.
Ashfield, MA 01330



Ocean City Organic, Inc.
11944 Ocean Gateway
Ocean City, MD 21842


Real Food Market & Deli
1096 Helena Ave.
Helena, MT 59601

Third Street Market
244 Spokane Ave.
Whitefish, MT 59937


Heaven's Peak Organics
312 Dewey Ave.
Eureka, MT 59917



Arthur J Young & Son, Inc.
Washingon St. Ext.
Prattsville, NY 12468

Good Cheap Food
Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753


Hawthorne Valley Farm Store
Ghent, New York 12075


Hill Haven Farms
2 Hobart Rd.
Stamford, NY 12167


Honest Weight Food Co-op
484 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12206



Claudia's Market
5644 Monroe St.
Sylvania, OH 43560


10-02-2009, 11:00 PM
Not long ago, I made rice crispy treats with an organic brown crispy rice cereal (looked like tan Rice Krispies).

I did end up using regular marshmallows, because I couldn't find anything better. I did consider using the candy recipe from my mom's popcorn ball recipe - but since I didn't have a clue how much to make, and don't really like working with hot sugar - I just decided to go with regular marshmallows, but I did change the recipe to be lower in sugar and fat.

I used 1/4 the amount of butter called for, and then added an equal measure of canola oil. Also, instead of the 8 cups of cereal the recipe called for, I used 12 cups.

They were awesome. Even better than the regular recipe, in my opinion. Not quite as sweet as the standard recipe, and because the cereal still has the bran layer on the rice, it's a bit chewier.

10-02-2009, 11:12 PM

Your recipe sounds really good. I was thinking of making a version using Kashi
Heart to Heart cereal- it's kind of like Cheerios

Thighs Be Gone
10-03-2009, 12:18 AM
Mandalinn, thank you for the help. Unfortunately, I am in Texas. :( I will check WF. Kaplods, yes! I found organic rice krispy cereal. The problem with marshmallows is the artificial colors and the artificial flavors. I don't mind if they have some sugar over the weekend but the fake stuff--no way.

10-03-2009, 12:27 AM
Mandalinn, thank you for the help. Unfortunately, I am in Texas. :( I will check WF. Kaplods, yes! I found organic rice krispy cereal. The problem with marshmallows is the artificial colors and the artificial flavors. I don't mind if they have some sugar over the weekend but the fake stuff--no way.

I don't remember the ingredients in the marshmallows I used, but I tried to pick the least fake brand. I do remember being surprised that the best was also the cheapest (a store brand I think). I only remember there being one ingredient that I really wished wasn't there (and I can't even remember what it was).

If I run across it again (I think I'll recognize it if I see it), I'll post it here.

Thighs Be Gone
10-03-2009, 12:33 AM
Thanks. Hey, I just Googled "homemade marshmallow cream" and got some hits. It looks like the idea is to whip the egg whites with cream of tartar and until they peak and then add in light karo. I will try it out tomorrow I think. I am in the mood to cook! :)

10-10-2009, 09:51 PM
I know you have probably already moved past this thread, but Martha Stewart has a marshmallow recipe on her website. I can't remember what is in it now, but I imagine you could use it just like you would store-bought marshmallows. She does all kinds of fun things with them (make them into bone shapes for Halloween, uses snowflake cookie cutters for fancy hot chocolate marshmallows).

10-10-2009, 09:55 PM
I've never done it, but my sister makes homemade marshmallows from time to time. Let us know how it goes!

11-05-2009, 01:38 PM
I know this is not precisely what you are asking for, but here is an alternative krispie recipe that doesn't use marshmallows:


You'd probably still need to go to Whole Foods for the agar agar flakes, but otherwise these look about as healthy as you're going to get for a rice krispie treat.

11-05-2009, 01:56 PM
I've heard something like this is good too:

01-17-2010, 11:59 PM
whole foods definately has these i saw them today!

02-05-2010, 06:50 AM
Marshmallows used to be made out of a plant called (surprisingly enough)marshmallow (or Althea). In ancient times they were considered a soothing medicinal for coughs. Today, marshmallows are made with gelatin (not vegan), corn syrup, and other nasties ... so that's progress for you... But I think I would would try the alternative recipes posted above.

03-08-2010, 05:27 AM
If you don't have an issue with gelatin, Alton Brown's marshmallow recipe is to die for and makes the awesomest brown rice crispty treats! :D They contain just sugar, corn syrup (I use the non-HFCS kind), vanilla, water, salt and cornstarch (for coating, mixed with sugar).