So I know a lot of you have been asking for weed infused recipes ever since I posted my recipe on how to make weed infused coconut oil, and don’t worry, I’m working on them! Here is the first of several to come! These Infused Caramel Rice Krispy Treats are so decadent, perfectly chewy, and of course VEGAN. And they’re gluten free? Sign me up! Also, I planned these out to be 20mg THC per rice krispy treat, but you can definitely adjust the amount of weed oil depending if you want to make them stronger or weaker. If you follow the recipe I have for weed oil, you’ll be averaging 100mg THC per tablespoon of oil, so it will just be a little math on your end to figure out how the dosage will be if you’re changing it from this recipe! You can find my weed oil recipe here! But let’s just get into this recipe, it really is so easy to put together!
So to make these delicious treats, you only need four ingredients. That’s right. Only four! You’ll need crisped rice cereal, vegan marshmallows (My Dandies is the brand I used, and is my personal favorite because they melt really well), vegan butter (we used Earth Balance, but any vegan butter would do, or if you want to increase the dosage of these rice krispies, you can replace butter with weed coconut oil entirely!) You can also spice these guys up by adding other ingredients, like folding in mini My Dandies vegan marshmallows at the end, or adding mini vegan chocolate chips.
So the first and main step is to melt down the marshmallows. This takes a little bit longer than normal because vegan marshmallows need a little more time to melt compared to regular marshmallows. All you need to do for this is add your vegan butter, weed infused coconut oil, and vegan marshmallows into a deep pot over medium heat. You’ll need to stir these pretty frequently with a rubber spatula (anything else will just stick to the marshmallows and make a mess), to prevent them from burning. Now I know you must be thinking, “Bri, you said these were CARAMEL rice krispy treats, and you already listed the ingredients without caramel being one of them. HOW?!” Well, let me tell you. So once your marshmallows are pretty much melted, turn up the heat to medium high, and let them sit without stirring for about a minute, then stir. Continue this pattern of sitting and waiting, then stirring, a couple of times until the marshmallows begin to create a caramel. You can do this step for as long as you want, depending on how much caramel you want to form in the marshmallows, or if you want to add more without totally burning them (I wouldn’t let them caramelize for longer than like 5-6 minutes), you can add some of my Coconut Caramel Sauce into the mix before mixing with the cereal!
Once your marshmallows have melted and caramelized, allow them to cool off the heat for a couple of minutes so that you can handle it without burning yourself. Put your rice cereal into a bowl, and then add your marshmallow mix. Start out by mixing with your rubber spatula, and then get your hands (clean hands of course) involved, and mix until the marshmallow is evenly distributed. If you wanted to add mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, or any other goodies… now would be the time to do so!
Once everything is mixed together, you can press it into your baking sheet! You can really use any size baking tray or mold you want, but I used a 6″ x 8″ baking tray that has deep sides. Fully line your tray with parchment paper so that you can easily remove the treats from the pan. Dump your mix onto the parchment paper, and with clean hands, press the mixture evenly throughout the pan. You want to make sure its level across the whole tray, and that you’re really packing it into the corners. Cover with more parchment paper, and place into the fridge for at least two hours, but ideally overnight to set up.
Once they’ve set, lift the parchment paper out of the tray (which will remove the treats from the pan), and cut your treats into 12 equal size squares. You can package them individually or place into a Tupperware container stored in the fridge. I also like to lightly dust mine with powdered sugar, but again, totally up to you! And that’s it! Super easy to make at home, and make sure to eat responsibly.
Weed Infused Salted Caramel Rice Krispy Treats
These Weed Infused Salted Caramel Rice Krispy Treats are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, while being medicated at the same time. And they are 20mg THC per treat!
- 3 1/2 cups Crisped Rice Cereal
- 8 cups Vegan Marshmallows My Dandies Brand, 3 1/2 bags worth
- 3 tbsp Vegan Butter Earth Balance
- 2 1/2 tbsp Weed Infused Coconut Oil
Melt your Marshmallows, Butter, and Coconut Oil together in a pot over medium heat, stirring with a rubber spatula frequently.
Once your Marshmallows are basically melted, increase the heat to medium - high, and allow them to sit for about a minute, then stir, then sit for a minute, then stir, and continue this pattern until a caramel starts to form. Do this for about 6-7 minutes until there is a caramel swirl going through the marshmallows.
Mix the Rice Cereal in with the Marshmallows until evenly combined.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper (even the sides of the tray), and then press your mix firmly into the tray, making sure its even and fills out to the corners. I used a 6" x 8" baking tray.
Place in the fridge overnight to set, then lift your parchment out of the tray, removing the krispies, and then cut into 12 equal squares.