Rice Krispie Pinwheels
Rice Krispie Pinwheels have become such a classic treat in our house. Since gluten free Rice Krispie are easy to find and taste no different than regular Rice Krispies. These Rice Krispie Pinwheels make a great dessert for the whole family. Regardless if your family members are gluten free or not.
There looks like there are a ton of steps for this recipe but there really aren’t. If you have ever made regular Rice Krispie squares than you know the basics to this recipe. Making them into pinwheels is just a fun new take on traditional Rice Krispie squares. It’s also nice to add in different flavours.
Rice Krispie Pinwheel Flavour Ideas
For this recipe we made 2 different flavours. The first is Chocolate Raspberry and the second is Chocolate Peanut Butter. To be completely honest I have never made pinwheels without using chocolate. They act like a sort of binder once they have frozen and they keep them together. But I am always up for experimenting and I encourage you to do so with flavours that you like.
Some other flavours and add ins:
– Dark Chocolate base with Raspberries and White Chocolate Chunks
– Dark Chocolate and Mini Eggs (Great for Easter)
– S’mores – Chocolate, Graham Cracker and Mini Marshmallows
– Fruit (strawberries, bananas, etc.)
– Candy pieces
You truly can’t go wrong. If you like the foods you are adding in then you’re sure to enjoy them. I do recommend that the chocolate base to either be semi-sweet chocolate or dark chocolate. The Rice Krispie mixture is already pretty sweet from the marshmallows. So using a less sweet chocolate cuts down on the sugar and overall sweetness of the treat. Especially if you’re adding in sweet toppings like fruit and candy, you will want to base to be less sweet.
Involve the Kids
This is such a great recipe to get your kids involved. It may be messy but trust me they will love helping and getting to add in the toppings that they want. Who cares if they don’t turn out picture perfect, or if there is too much candy on hand of it. That is all apart of the fun. And it’s meant to be a treat.
My favourite part of Rice Krispie Pinwheels is seeing the swirl of chocolatey goodness in the middle. Every bite has a little bit of everything and they are addictive. When we have large family dinners, our family members are always asking us to bring these for dessert. They also are a great cottage dessert idea. You can pick ingredients that last out of the fridge so you don’t take up fridge space. Then you only need to pop them into the freezer for a short period of time. They satisfy everyone (gluten free or not) and are just super delicious.
If you end up making these Rice Krispie Pinwheels let us know, as well as what flavour combinations you come up with. If you’re looking for more treat ideas check out our Frozen Fruit Compote. It makes a great topping with waffles, ice cream and even yogurt. Also, check back often for more gluten free treats coming your way.