Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gold sparkled marshmallow crackles (vegan)

These crackle slices need a disclaimer saying "sparklier in real life than in photos". With hindsight, for photography purposes I should have made the slice chocolate flavoured, so the glitter stood out against a dark background. Still, life isn't all about photography for blogging. I promise you that if you make these, they will glitter and sparkle impressively.

Other than the sparkly top, these are a simple mix of (vegan) marshmallows, coconut oil, and puffed cereal. They're easy to make, easy to eat, and the sparkles make them perfect for the festive season. As they don't need baking, they're also a good option if you need something made in a hurry (although you will need to allow time for them to set).

In case you are wondering what edible gold sparkle is, the type I bought is readily available in the UK and online. It is primarily made from gum arabic, a natural gum made of the hardened sap of two species of the acacia tree. It doesn't have any noticeable flavour, but it is attractive.

Gold sparkled marshmallow crackles
An easy, festive treat
Makes about 16 squares

Author: Bite-sized thoughts

75g vegan vanilla marshmallows
2 tbsp (30ml) coconut oil, melted
40g (approx. 2 cups) puffed cereal of choice (e.g., puffed rice, puffed wheat)
1 tsp edible gold sparkle

Line a square baking tray with non-stick paper and set aside.

In a medium saucepan, melt the marshmallows and coconut oil over medium heat. Stir regularly. You may need to use the back of a spoon to press the mallows and break them up.

When the marshmallows and coconut are combined, gooey and sticky, add the puffed cereal and mix well to combine.

Press into the prepared tray and sprinkle with the edible gold sparkle.

Set in the refrigerator for 2 hours before slicing.

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  1. Yum!!! Must resume my hunt for vegan marshmallows so I can make these :)

  2. I love edible glitter - so pretty. These sound delish.

  3. sparkles are fun all year round and always add a nice festive touch - would like to try this with an aquafaba marshmallow mix

  4. Everything is better when it is sparkley! I want to add edible glitter to ALL of the things I eat this Christmas.

  5. I love the sound of the edible gold sprinkle and how lovely to have something glittery at this time of year. I do love marshmallow too! And I love recipes with just a handful of ingredients! xx

    1. A handful of ingredients always wins me over :D

  6. Everything should have a little sparkle of glitter on it at Christmas time - even if it's a roast dinner! The slices look lovely, regardless of how much glitter there is in the pics!

  7. Sorry if you've already answered this question elsewhere, but where I live there is not easy access to coconut oil. Do you have a suggestion for a good alternative in your recipes?

    1. Thanks for stopping by Mel. It's hard to replace coconut oil because it is particularly good at firming up and giving a crisp result when cool. Copha is an option (vegetable fat with a small amount of coconut oil) if that's available where you are. Otherwise, you could sub in nut butter, but the result will be different. Hope that helps!

  8. These sound perfect for the festive season and I love how easy they sound to make. I'm a sucker for anything with a sparkle so I'll definitely have to give them a try :)

  9. So pretty! Love this =) I'll have to find some edible sparkle around here. I love that you used it on marshmallows.


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