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Black Forest Crispy Rice Squares – Gluten Free

Black Forest Crispy Rice Squares are an easy no bake dessert recipe.  This dressed up version of Rice Krispie Squares is loaded with chocolate and cherries that make it pleasing to the eye as well as the taste buds.

This gluten free dessert square may take a few extra steps to make, but the results are certainly worth it!

Black Forest Crispy Rice Squares yield 24 servings but the amount will change depending on your serving size.

If you want every serving to be topped with a cherry just add more than the suggested amount.

These decadent squares are filled with flavour and will be a tasty and colourful addition to any dessert tray.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

The first step to make Black Forest Crispy Rice Squares was to dump some margarine into a large saucepan over med/low heat with a few semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Once the margarine and chocolate chips had melted I added in some marshmallows.

Then I stirred until the marshmallows were melted and well blended.

While the chocolate and marshmallows were melting I cut up some glazed cherries into quarters.  Enough to make one cup.

I removed the sauce pan from the heat and stirred in some Crispy Rice Cereal.  Just make sure you use a gluten free type of Rice Krispies.

Then I dumped in the cut up cherries and stirred again until the fruit was well incorporated.

Next I smeared margarine on the bottom and sides of a 9″ x 13″ baking pan.

I scraped the cereal mixture into the baking pan.

Then using a spatula smeared with margarine I pressed and spread the cereal mixture evenly in the baking pan.

While the Black Forest Crispy Rice Squares were setting I made the topping.

First I put some white chocolate chips, almond milk and some margarine into a microwave safe measuring cup.

I melted the chips on medium/high heat at 30 second intervals until almost completely melted.

While melting the white chocolate I cut 12 glazed cherries in half (you will want as many halves as servings), for 24 squares.

I also grated 1/2 a square of semi-sweet baking chocolate.

Once the squares had cooled I poured the melted white chocolate over the cereal mixture in the baking pan.

I spread it out evenly.

Then I spaced the cherry halves I had prepared, evenly over the white chocolate to suit where I would be making cuts for squares later.

The final step was to sprinkle the grated chocolate over the whole dessert.

I allowed the Black Forest Crispy Rice Squares to cool and set before cutting into them.

This variation of traditional Rice Krispie Squares is a great way to mix things up.

These chewy, gluten free dessert squares require no baking so they make a great summer treat.

But you and your family can enjoy their chewy, layered goodness any time of the year!

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make these Black Forest Crispy Rice Squares:

  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups gluten free Crispy Rice Cereal or GF Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup quartered glazed cherries
  • extra margarine for greasing pan and spatula
    Topping:
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp margarine
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 12 glazed cherries cut in half or enough for the amount of squares you want
  • 1/2 semi-sweet chocolate baking square grated

How to Make Black Forest Crispy Rice Squares:

  1. Melt the margarine with the semi sweet chocolate chips in a large sauce pan over medium/low heat.
  2. Cut up the first amount of glazed cherries.
  3. Add the mini marshmallows and stir until they are all melted and the mixture is well combined.
  4. Remove the sauce pan from the heat.
  5. Add the cereal to the sauce pan and stir until all the cereal is coated with the marshmallow mixture.
  6. Add in the cut up glazed cherries and stir until they are incorporated into the cereal mixture.
  7. Press the cereal mixture into a 9″ x 13″ pan that has been greased with margarine. Use a greased spatula for this step as well.
  8. Let the mixure cool.
  9. While mixture is cooling cut at least 12 glazed cherries in half (24 squares). More if making smaller squares.
  10. Dump the white chocolate chips, almond milk and margarine into a microwave safe measuring cup..
  11. Heat in microwave on med/high heat in 30 second intervals until almost all melted.
  12. Pour the melted white chocolate evenly over the cereal mixture in the baking pan.
  13. Place the halved cherries evenly over the white chocolate.
  14. Grate the baking square chocolate and sprinkle over the dessert in the pan.
  15. Allow the squares to cool and set.
  16. Cut into squares and serve.
  17. Enjoy!
Yield: 24

Black Forest Crispy Rice Squares - Gluten Free

Black Forest Crispy Rice Squares are an easy no bake dessert recipe.  This dressed up version of Rice Krispie Squares is loaded with chocolate and cherries that make it pleasing to the eye as well as the taste buds.

Black Forest Crispy Rice Squares are an easy no bake dessert recipe.  This dressed up version of Rice Krispie Squares is loaded with chocolate and cherries that make it pleasing to the eye as well as the taste buds.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups gluten free Crispy Rice Cereal or GF Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup quartered glazed cherries
  • extra margarine for greasing pan and spatula
  • Topping:
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp margarine
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 12 glazed cherries cut in half or enough for the amount of squares you want
  • 1/2 semi-sweet chocolate baking square grated

Instructions

    1. Melt the margarine with the semi sweet chocolate chips in a large sauce pan over medium/low heat.
    2. Cut up the first amount of glazed cherries.
    3. Add the mini marshmallows and stir until they are all melted and the mixture is well combined.
    4. Remove the sauce pan from the heat.
    5. Add the cereal to the sauce pan and stir until all the cereal is coated with the marshmallow mixture.
    6. Add in the cut up glazed cherries and stir until they are incorporated into the cereal mixture.
    7. Press the cereal mixture into a 9" x 13" pan that has been greased with margarine. Use a greased spatula for this step as well.
    8. Let the mixure cool.
    9. While mixture is cooling cut at least 12 glazed cherries in half (24 squares). More if making smaller squares.
    10. Dump the white chocolate chips, almond milk and margarine into a microwave safe measuring cup..
    11. Heat in microwave on med/high heat in 30 second intervals until almost all melted.
    12. Pour the melted white chocolate evenly over the cereal mixture in the baking pan.
    13. Place the halved cherries evenly over the white chocolate.
    14. Grate the baking square chocolate and sprinkle over the dessert in the pan.
    15. Allow the squares to cool and set.
    16. Cut into squares and serve.
    17. Enjoy!
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