A Rice Krispie Treat Cake – Allergy Friendly Recipe
Anthony turned four last week. With two of my kids birthday’s within days of each other last week was a blur. And, we haven’t even finished up the parties yet. This weekend is Anthony’s birthday party for his friends. I’m still working on his annual birthday video too. Did you see Gabriella’s birthday video? I love putting these together every year.
My kids have all gone to the same tiny preschool and part of the tradition for birthday celebration in their class is to bring in a special snack on their special day. They eat snack at school every day, but on birthday’s the snacks are totally elevated. Usually I make Funfetti cupcakes. The Funfetti are my kids favorite when it comes to cake so there is never a doubt that is what they want for their special birthday snack. Well, this is the first year I’ve had to get creative and not make the beloved Funfetti cupcakes due to several friends having food allergies.
I had asked the teachers what other Moms had sent in up until now that was an alternative to cake. One of the suggestions was Rice Krispie treats and other suggestions were fruit cup, or even jello. Well, I was up for the challenge on how to make the Rice Krispie treats look birthday ready!
Now Rice Krispie treats are gluten free, soy free, and dairy free. Homemade is best, but you can certainly buy the pre-made Krispie treats in bulk at all the box stores too. The ingredients are more or less the same since you are combining butter, marshmallow and the Rice Krispie cereal.
I made the treats and set them in the fridge to really chill and harden overnight. I didn’t cut them until the next day because I wanted them to have a nice straight edge. I made some frosting, because what is a birthday cake without frosting?! Home made frosting is not much more than room temperature butter, powdered sugar and a splash of vanilla and almond milk. You can use any recipe you like or buy it at the store, but I wanted to be sure of the ingredients for our friends with food sensitivities. I had some candy sprinkles too, in the pantry.
I grabbed a cake stand. I cut all my Rice Krispies and had exactly twenty. I first laid them out to see if I could get the shape I wanted which was similar to a tiered birthday cake. After I laid it out and got the shape I wanted I added frosting to just half of each Rice Krispie. I put each Krispie onto the cake stand in the same pattern I had before until I had the round cake shape again. The Rice Krispies are so sticky that they easily mold and hold the shape you want. I alternated the way the frosting showed on the cake stand by laying the first layer with the frosting out to the edge of the dish and the second layer of Krispie treats with the frosting facing inside to the center of the dish.
Once they were all laid down on the cake stand I sprinkled the whole thing with the candy sprinkles! I love how it turned out and Anthony was super excited when he woke from his nap to see his special treat for school the next day! I mean just look how fun and festive it looks! And, it is delicious!