Ditch the artificial flavors and colorings this Halloween by making these vegan candy corn rice crispy treats. Made with crispy brown rice cereal, brown rice syrup, and dark chocolate chips this is a delightful healthy Halloween dessert.
Brown rice syrup acts as a binder in this rice crispy treats recipe which eliminates the need for marshmallows, which often contain gelatin. Gelatin is one of many animal-based ingredients that make up traditional Halloween treats. But by forgoing it, you avoid excluding those who abstain from animal products.
These candy corn inspired rice crispy treats are colored naturally with plant-based food coloring and chocolate chips. Both are much healthier alternatives than the scary chemical-based dyes that are most common in Halloween candies.
Since brown rice syrup is made up of complex carbohydrates, it won’t send your blood sugar down a dive, either. A sugar high and eventual sugar low is all too common on Halloween after indulging in too many sweets. Serving up homemade treats free of refined sugars prevents the sugary rollercoaster ride.
Make your whole Halloween holiday healthier by serving this for dessert after a healthy festive entree like these Jack-O’-Lantern shaped stuffed bell peppers. You’re in for a guilt-free yet tasty evening with this recipe!
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