Vegan + Gluten-Free Recipe | Valentine’s Day Rice Crispy Treats + Maggie’s Naturals Giveaway

by Kind Mom on February 4, 2014

Hello! My name is Court and I’m the writer of Kind Mom Blog, a blog dedicated to vegan and natural living. I’m excited to start contributing monthly on VHW with “I Can Vegan That”!

On this months issue of “I Can Vegan That”, I veganized a popular Valentine’s Day Rice Krispies Treats recipe from Pinterest. This was a fun one to do with my 3 year old, Oliver. He was able to measure and pour the cereal, stamp the hearts in the treats, and sprinkle the sugar. I was nervous about the white chocolate since I’d never tried to make chocolate before but I was pleasantly surprised. 

If you have a recipe you would like me to try my hand at “veganizing” one of your recipes, feel free to link it in the comments below!


Crispy Treats

White Chocolate


Line an 8×12-in pan with parchment paper. In a large saucepan on low-medium heat, combine cashew butter, syrup, sugar, salt, xanthan gum, and vanilla. Stir continually as mixture heats for about 1 minute  (reduce heat if mixture starts bubbling). Remove from heat and stir in cereal. Mix in the natural red food color to give your treats a cool speckled look. Transfer mixture to pan and press in evenly (use an edge of parchment paper to press without sticking). Refrigerate to cool completely, then cut with heart cutter.

To make the white chocolate mix the sugar, vanilla powder, lacuma, and salt together in medium bowl. Melt the cacao butter dutch oven style, ensuring no water gets in the cacao. Stir continuously as the cacao butter melts and remove from heat immediately after melted and add to the mixture. Stir the chocolate until smooth, then immediately dip your heart treats. Before the chocolate melts, sprinkle the treats with Maggie’s Naturals sugar. Cool and enjoy! 

heartcrispys crispydipped olivertreats2 maggiesgiveaway Maggie’s Naturals is a family owned business located in Portland, Maine. Their philosophy is to bring all natural ingredients into your everyday life.Through the use of all natural plant, fruit and vegetable extracts, they change the way you add color to your recipes. Maggie’s Naturals believes you should know the food that you ingest is safe, know the ingredients on the label and trust the companies that make them.

The Valentine Decorating Kit contains Maggie’s Naturals pink food coloring,  natural red sugar sprinkles,  heart shaped cookie cutter and natural butter cream frosting recipe card.  Perfect for gift giving in a clear ready to go container!

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Recipe help adapted from here & here

About Kind Mom

Hello! My name is Courtney Rose. I started Kind Mom Blog in 2013 to share my journey being a "work from home" mama, raising a vegan family, and the many ventures I find myself in. I enjoy rummaging for vintage goodies and cooking vegan yummies. I'm excited to continue to grow the Kind Mom blog as a place of inspiration and resource for all things natural and kind. Stop by

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    Lisa February 4, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Very cute! My daughter’s favorite color is red, and I know she’d just love some heart cookies!


    sarah February 4, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    I think I would make heart shaped frosted brownies


    Antoinette Haste February 5, 2014 at 12:23 am

    I can’t wait to try and make these! I think I will also try to make French Macaroons with Maggie’s. Great post!


    Shadé @ One Vegan Fatty February 5, 2014 at 3:57 am

    I would make red velvet sugar cookies!


    Emily February 5, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    I’d use them to decorate cake balls!


    Debra Lee February 8, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    I would use the dye to color some frosting!


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