My children and I do not see entirely eye to eye on what makes a fun cooking project. On a rainy “let’s make something” day, I might suggest we attempt pavlova, or California rolls, or something slightly ambitious that I bookmarked in my Charcuterie book. The kids, on the other hand, love to make rice krispie treats.
It’s pointless to argue. The recipe is simple enough that very little adult supervision is required. Also, it is not only gluten and dairy free, but also nut free.
But the main point is really that kids love to make rice krispie treats because kids love to eat rice krispie treats.
Chocolate rice krispie treats
(adapted from Ellen’s South Hampstead Dinners, available from South Hampstead Junior School)
250g golden syrup
25g unsweetened cocoa powder
300g gluten-free puffed rice cereal (we buy Kallo brand)
Makes enough to feed a houseful of kids.
Heat the golden syrup over a low flame in a large heavy bottomed pan or dutch oven. Add the cocoa powder and whisk until smooth.
Remove from the hob and stir in the rice cereal.
Transfer to a lightly-oiled, high-rimmed baking tray, spreading evenly. Refrigerate for one hour or until firmly set.
Cut into squares to serve.