marshmallow vanilla puffs aka “healthier” rice crispy treat

by purelytwins

Hey there luvs!

You know that we take any chance to get in the kitchen to create new recipes. And a few weeks ago we had one of those moments where we tried combining two recipes to create one delicious recipe. We wanted to create some sort of “healthier” rice crispy treat recipe, so this is what we came up with.

gluten free vanilla protein marshmallow puffs recipe

We mixed our sugar-free marshmallows with our vanilla puff cereal to create marshmallow vanilla puffs.

We basically wanted to mix our marshmallows with something to create something similar to a rice crispy treat.

And after some thought… we decided on mixing it with vanilla puff cereal would be perfect.

cereal marshmallow puffs

Friends… it came out perfect!! Such a dense treat too. It may look simple and not much to it, but it’s not.  These marshmallow puffs are full of flavor and very filling.

We only used about half a marshmallow recipe. But we feel using a whole recipe would work well too.


Once your marshmallows are just about done blending stop mixing, pour over your vanilla puffs in a large bowl. Stir around to coat the vanilla puffs. Pour into a 6 inch circle pan. Or you could pour into a muffin pan for more individual style.

marshmallow vanilla cereal puffs

This recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make too. Quick and delightful kind of treat.

Marshmallows + vanilla puffs. Ya… not really sure what exactly we were thinking for this recipe…but it turned out! And these marshmallow puffs are just as addicting as the two recipes on their own.

healthy vanilla cereal marshmallow puffs

Easy as 1 – 2 – 3. Well almost. You do have to let it sit for a little bit before enjoying.

Marshmallow vanilla puffs are great for anyone. If you are looking for something a little different and nutritious try these out.

Promise they will not disappoint.

vanilla protein marshmallow puff

Now we can have two of our favorite recipes in one treat!



marshmallow vanilla puffs

A healthy alternative to rice crispy treats – homemade vanilla puff cereal mixed with sugar free marshmallows.


  1. Make your marshmallows. Click here for a video of how to make them
  2. Beat for about 8 minutes, you want it to be a little runny. Pour over vanilla puff cereal. Stir around until coated and then pour into a pan. *pour as much or as little marshmallows as you want.
  3. Any size pan will do, the bigger then pan will result in thinner bars. We used a 6 in circle pan. Muffin pan would work too. Lightly grease the pan or line with parchment paper so they pop out easier.
  4. Let sit in fridge to set. Then slice and enjoy.


  • Serving Size: serves 6

That my friends can be happily enjoyed anytime of the day! Not saying that we ate it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


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Love seeing you guys enjoy our cocoa puffs, protein banana bread, soft batch cookies, and more of our recipes 😉

 Twins question: What is one recipe that you could eat anytime of the day?

till next time,



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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine August 21, 2013 - 10:49 am

Anything with almond butter I could eat anytime of day!

Megan (The Lyons' Share) August 21, 2013 - 11:04 am

I think I could eat egg scrambles with veggies and salsa or tomato sauce any time of the day – I love it so much! Your new recipe combo looks great 🙂

Victoria August 21, 2013 - 11:25 am

OMG. That’s all I have to say about these. I guess it’s time to pick up some gelatin!

Lisa August 21, 2013 - 11:58 am

Um. No words. This is beyond brilliant:) You girls manage to do it again! I’m convinced I need to pick up some gelatin now, but for some reason I’m a little nervous to try it out! Not sure why.

purelytwins August 21, 2013 - 1:59 pm

Lisa do not be nervous! It is great stuff

Kristi @ lifesprinkles August 21, 2013 - 12:14 pm

You girls have been cooking right up my alley lately with all of these cereal recipes! Love this one too!

Liz @ I Heart Vegetables August 21, 2013 - 1:08 pm

Those look soooo delicious!

sara @ fitcupcaker August 21, 2013 - 4:51 pm

I wish I was as creative as you girls 🙂 Love these!

amanda jewell August 21, 2013 - 6:09 pm

Do you think it’s possible to make the marshmallows without a stand up or hand mixer? Could it be whipped by hand? Or blended? Gah! I need to make these marshmallows b/c I’m getting bored of my current gelatin mash.

purelytwins August 21, 2013 - 7:23 pm

you might be able to hand whip – it will just be a good arm workout 😉 as you probably have to do it for about 10 minutes. not sure about the blender, you could try.

Jojo @ RunFastEatLots August 21, 2013 - 9:15 pm

Not a recipe, but I could seriously eat froyo anytime of the day, any type of weather 😉

lindsay August 21, 2013 - 10:08 pm

watch out rice crispies, the Twins have got it made! so in love with this!!

Hannah August 21, 2013 - 10:16 pm

Yayy!! I have been craving some rice krispy treats and these sound like they will hit the spot! Would it work with the maple syrup marshmallow recipe?

purelytwins August 21, 2013 - 10:23 pm

Hannah yes it would!! We have done both 😉

Chris August 22, 2013 - 7:59 am

These look incredible!!! I, too, have been craving Rice Crispy Treats!

What is the texture like? Are hard or soft when you bite into them?


purelytwins August 22, 2013 - 10:29 am

they are soft not crunchy

Lauren August 22, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Hi Laurie and Michelle,

I recently bought some Great Lakes Kosher Beef gelatin and attempted to make your stevia vanilla marshmallows last week. Good news: I had no problem with your recipe! It was stellar! Bad news: the smell of cow manure was overwhelming from the gelatin. Is this normal, or do I have a bad batch of gelatin on my hands? Thank you!

purelytwins August 22, 2013 - 1:28 pm

gelatin does have a very unique smell, but we never notice it too much so maybe you could have a bad batch or maybe you need more vanilla in them to help. or using a little maple syrup or honey along with the stevia could help too.

Eating 4 Balance August 23, 2013 - 2:12 pm

This is genius! I’m going back to school soon so I won’t have any time in the kitchen, but I’m definitely going to keep this in mind for Christmas treats. So many fun things that you can do with rice krispie treats!


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