If there is one concept that never gets old that I still love today. It’s marshmallow treats!! Surprisingly we never had them in our home growing up, perhaps that’s why I’m enamored with them today. This concept to me is like a blank canvas, which I love. The options are endless with flavors and you can get as fancy or practical as you like and bottom line..
It’s just so easy!! It takes minutes, uses minimal ingredients, no bake, no fuss, it’s a must!!
While craving the warmer spring temperatures I had the urge to create a seasonal concept. Being 5 months pregnant I’ve been craving fresh oranges for weeks. I tend to eat upwards of 2 a day and they have to be ice cold, but that being said, these vegan Orange Creamsicle Rice Krispie Treats were just a no brainer!!
What’s fab about this recipe, is everything! It’s quick, easy, affordable, packs a hit of citrus, coated in white chocolate, has aesthetic appeal with the candied oranges and orange zest, can easily be made in bulk, perfect for entertaining, and capture the essence of spring!!
If you love all things citrus or marshmallows, you’re going to love these vegan Orange Creamsicle Rice Krispie Treats with white chocolate and candied oranges!!
Candied Oranges: In a large fry pan add the sugar and water. Gently stir until mixture comes to gentle boil. Add in the orange slices in a single layer.
After 15 minutes flip orange slices and reduce heat to simmer.
Continue to cook for 20 minutes or until peels are translucent, syrup should also be thickened.
Place slices on wire rack to cool, once cooled they should be sticky to the touch. Once cooled cut orange slices in half.
Marshmallow Treats: Melt the coconut oil or vegan butter in a large pot on medium heat.
Add Mini Marshmallows, stir until they are completely melted.
Once completely melted add the extracts and orange zest, continue to combine.
Turn off the heat. Add the Rice Krispie cereal, and mix until the cereal is completely coated with the Marshmallow Mixture.
Layer into a 9×11″ pan covered with parchment paper. Press the mixture down into the pan using a piece of additional parchment paper to protect your hands. Allow to cool.
Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl and microwave for 1 minute, stirring every 10 seconds until fully melted. Top the cooled rice squares with the melted chocolate. Top with the optional candied oranges and additional orange zest. the Cut into squares and serve.