May 3, 2012

Thank You Krispies

Low-Sodium Marshmallow Krispy Treats

Sometimes you want to say thank you but words just don’t seem to cover it.

And for those times when you can’t muster up the right verbs and nouns and adjectives and conjunctions to show your gratitude, all you need is sodium-free marshmallows, wheat cornflakes, dried blueberries, and coconut oil.

A baking sheet and parchment paper will also prove quite helpful.

A few moments of melting followed by thirty minutes or so of setting and you have an edible gesture of appreciation (a.k.a. low-sodium krispy treats). With all the gooey decadence of the original recipe, without any of the sodium, and even a surprise kick of coconut to make those taste buds tingle.

Just make sure these Thank You Krispies actually make it out of your kitchen and into the palms of those you love.

Or make a second batch. Just to be safe.

Chow on.

Kitchen Notes: Are you wondering why normal rice krispie treats are not low-sodium friendly? Most marshmallows have 25mg or so per 4 mallows. Not bad, but not sodium-free. Those krispies, however, have a whopping 190mg of sodium per 1 1/4 cup. But all of this is easily avoided with Dandies Air-Puffed vegan and sodium-free marhsmallows as well as 365 Brand Wheat Cornflakes. Both which I was able to find at my local Whole Foods.

LOW-SODIUM COCONUT OIL KRISPY TREATS

adapted from Food and Wine Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • One 10-ounce bag Dandies Marshmallows
  • 6 cups sodium-free wheat 365 Brand cornflakes
  • 2 cups dried blueberries

Directions

Cover a 9 by 13-inch baking pan with parchment paper (or grease with coconut oil).

In a large pot, melt the coconut oil, add the marshmallows, and let them melt completely over low heat, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes.

Remove the pot from the heat and immediately add the wheat flakes and the blueberries. And using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir until completely combined.

Scrape the mixture onto your prepared baking pan and using your spoon, or the spatula, or a sheet of wax paper, press evenly on the mixture. Let the treats cool completely, cut them into squares, and serve.

+ Sodium Count: Practically sodium-free

Vanessa Vasquez May 3, 2012 at 11:22 am

These look AMAZING! Super excited to try them out!

Peter May 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

These ARE amazing.

Raven December 5, 2012 at 8:52 am

A word of caution for those of us who have to be supercautious: nutritional info charts aren’t always accurate; checking the ingredients list is safer than trusting the nutritional info alone. In this case, those “no-sodium” marshmallows list these ingredients: Vegan Beet Sugar, CORN SYRUP, Corn Starch, Corn Dextrose, Water, Carrageenan, Soy Protein, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Titanium Dioxide (a natural mineral), SALT. I capitalized the two guaranteed sodium sources, but there’s also quite possibly sodium in the soy protein. Considering that the nutritional info for this product is indisputably inaccurate, I can’t trust it. There could be 10mg or 100mg of sodium in a serving; there’s no way to know. I’d rather go with a brand that acknowledges the sodium content, so at least I have a better chance of knowing how many mg I’m truly ingesting.

jessg23 December 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Thank you, Raven for the update!

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