Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe

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5 Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars served on small pieces of butcher paper, on top of a brown cutting board. a dish of pepitas is in the upper right.


These terrific gluten-free autumn crisp snack bars are packed with fall flavors. Easy to make, these delicious treats are crunchy and oh so satisfying. Perfect for on-the-go, lunch boxes, or breakfast, these tasty snack bars are sure to become a family favorite!

Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe

When I think of Autumn, in relation to foods that we have around that time, I always think of fruits like cranberries and spices like cinnamon.
These bars are a good mixture of those, along with the crispiness you find in a crispy rice treat, but they also have a few other ingredients as well, making them a great mixture for a good, filling snack bar. They have the sweetness from the marshmallow but with a kick of cinnamon, which makes a great balance.

5 Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars served on small pieces of butcher paper, on a brown cutting board atop a yellow and white dish towel, a dish of pepitas is in the upper right, another snack bar sits on a wooden tray in the upper left


Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe Notes:

• Double-check your oatmeal is labeled “gluten-free”. They should all be gluten-free, but if the factory is not a gluten-free environment, they may be labeled with a “cannot guarantee” warning of some sort, instead of being labeled Gluten-Free.

What gluten-free crispy rice cereals are there?

If you use Rice Krispie cereal, it is not Gluten-Free:
Q: Are Rice Krispies gluten-free?
A: Because of the malt flavor that goes into the recipe, Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal is not gluten-free.
Link to the Kellogg’s site.

Q: Is Malt-Meal Crispy rice cereal gluten-free?
A: Malt-o-meal lists Rice, sugar, corn syrup and salt as the ingredients. The packaging lists “gluten-free”!
For more information, contact malt-o-meal

Nature’s Path Crispy Rice Cereal is gluten-free! This is brown rice.
Nature’s Path Crispy Rice Cereal

Barbara’s Rice Crisps are gluten-free! This is brown rice.
Barbara’s Rice Crisps

• Sunflower Seeds can be substituted (or mixed half and half) fora the pepitas.

• 8 Tablespoons = 1 stick of butter in the United States.

• To keep the crème from sticking to the spoon or spatula, heat your mixing spoon or spatula for a few minutes before using it in a cup of hot water. This will allow the crème to come right off. This works well right before mixing everything together as well.

Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe. These terrific gluten-free autumn crisp snack bars are packed with fall flavors. Easy to make, these delicious treats are crunchy and oh so satisfying. Perfect for on-the-go, lunch boxes, or breakfast, these tasty snack bars are sure to become a family favorite!


Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe Ingredients:

• 1½ cups Gluten-Free Crispy Rice Cereal
• 1½ cups Gluten-Free Oatmeal
• 1 cup Pepitas
• 12 TBSP Butter
• 1 tsp Cinnamon
• 4 oz Marshmallow Crème
• 1 cup Craisins

Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe Mise en Place:

Measuring Spoons
Spatula or Spoon
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Measuring Cup

Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe. These terrific gluten-free autumn crisp snack bars are packed with fall flavors. Easy to make, these delicious treats are crunchy and oh so satisfying. Perfect for on-the-go, lunch boxes, or breakfast, these tasty snack bars are sure to become a family favorite!


Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Grease an 8″ x 10″ baking dish, set aside.

Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe. These terrific gluten-free autumn crisp snack bars are packed with fall flavors. Easy to make, these delicious treats are crunchy and oh so satisfying. Perfect for on-the-go, lunch boxes, or breakfast, these tasty snack bars are sure to become a family favorite!


3. In a large mixing bowl, measure out and combine 1½ cups gluten-free rice cereal, 1½ cups gluten-free oatmeal, and 1 cup pepitas; combine well.

Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe. These terrific gluten-free autumn crisp snack bars are packed with fall flavors. Easy to make, these delicious treats are crunchy and oh so satisfying. Perfect for on-the-go, lunch boxes, or breakfast, these tasty snack bars are sure to become a family favorite!


4. Lay out the rice mixture on an ungreased, large baking sheet and toast the mixture in a preheated 350°F oven for 10 – 12 minutes. The oatmeal should be slightly browned and crispy, and have a nutty aroma when it is ready.

Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe. These terrific gluten-free autumn crisp snack bars are packed with fall flavors. Easy to make, these delicious treats are crunchy and oh so satisfying. Perfect for on-the-go, lunch boxes, or breakfast, these tasty snack bars are sure to become a family favorite!


Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe. These terrific gluten-free autumn crisp snack bars are packed with fall flavors. Easy to make, these delicious treats are crunchy and oh so satisfying. Perfect for on-the-go, lunch boxes, or breakfast, these tasty snack bars are sure to become a family favorite!


5. Melt 12 tablespoons of butter (1½ sticks) in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl and mix in 1 teaspoon of cinnamon once melted. Set aside.
6. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt 4 ounces of marshmallow crème (approximately 15 – 25 seconds).

Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe. These terrific gluten-free autumn crisp snack bars are packed with fall flavors. Easy to make, these delicious treats are crunchy and oh so satisfying. Perfect for on-the-go, lunch boxes, or breakfast, these tasty snack bars are sure to become a family favorite!


7. Add the cinnamon-butter mixture to the melted marshmallow crème and blend well.

Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe. These terrific gluten-free autumn crisp snack bars are packed with fall flavors. Easy to make, these delicious treats are crunchy and oh so satisfying. Perfect for on-the-go, lunch boxes, or breakfast, these tasty snack bars are sure to become a family favorite!


8. Then, add one cup of craisins to the marshmallow mixture; combine well.
9. Add the dry, toasted ingredients to the marshmallow mixture and mix all together being careful to coat it all, so that the marshmallow is evenly spread out.

Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe. These terrific gluten-free autumn crisp snack bars are packed with fall flavors. Easy to make, these delicious treats are crunchy and oh so satisfying. Perfect for on-the-go, lunch boxes, or breakfast, these tasty snack bars are sure to become a family favorite!


10. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared 8″x10″ baking dish. Let stand for about 30 minutes and then refrigerate for another 30, covering with plastic wrap.

Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe. These terrific gluten-free autumn crisp snack bars are packed with fall flavors. Easy to make, these delicious treats are crunchy and oh so satisfying. Perfect for on-the-go, lunch boxes, or breakfast, these tasty snack bars are sure to become a family favorite!


11. The bars will thicken in the cold, and once ready, cut into 2″ bars and they are ready to eat.

Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe. These terrific gluten-free autumn crisp snack bars are packed with fall flavors. Easy to make, these delicious treats are crunchy and oh so satisfying. Perfect for on-the-go, lunch boxes, or breakfast, these tasty snack bars are sure to become a family favorite!


12. To avoid having the bars soften and become crumbly, store them in the refrigerator, with plastic wrap covering.

Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe. These terrific gluten-free autumn crisp snack bars are packed with fall flavors. Easy to make, these delicious treats are crunchy and oh so satisfying. Perfect for on-the-go, lunch boxes, or breakfast, these tasty snack bars are sure to become a family favorite!


Yield: 20 bars

Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe

Gluten-Free Autumn Crisp Snack Bars Recipe

These terrific gluten-free autumn crisp snack bars are packed with fall flavors. Easy to make, these delicious treats are crunchy and oh so satisfying. Perfect for on-the-go, lunch boxes, or breakfast, these tasty snack bars are sure to become a family favorite!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups Gluten-Free Crispy Rice Cereal
  • 1½ cups Gluten-Free Oatmeal
  • 1 cup Pepitas
  • 12 TBSP Butter
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 4 oz Marshmallow Crème
  • 1 cup Craisins

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Grease an 8" x 10" baking dish, set aside.
    3. In a large mixing bowl, measure out and combine 1½ cups gluten-free rice cereal, 1½ cups gluten-free oatmeal, and 1 cup pepitas; combine well.
    4. Lay out the rice mixture on an ungreased, large baking sheet and toast the mixture in a preheated 350°F oven for 10 – 12 minutes. The oatmeal should be slightly browned and crispy, and have a nutty aroma when it is ready.
    5. Melt 12 tablespoons of butter (1½ sticks) in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl and mix in 1 teaspoon of cinnamon once melted. Set aside.
    6. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt 4 ounces of marshmallow crème (approximately 15 – 25 seconds).
    7. Add the cinnamon-butter mixture to the melted marshmallow crème and blend well.
    8. Then, add one cup of craisins to the marshmallow mixture; combine well.
    9. Add the dry, toasted ingredients to the marshmallow mixture and mix all together being careful to coat it all, so that the marshmallow is evenly spread out.
    10. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared 8"x10" baking dish. Let stand for about 30 minutes and then refrigerate for another 30, covering with plastic wrap.
    11. The bars will thicken in the cold, and once ready, cut into 2" bars and they are ready to eat.
    12. To avoid having the bars soften and become crumbly, store them in the refrigerator, with plastic wrap covering.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 18mg Sodium: 72mg Carbohydrates: 16g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 9g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

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