Friday, March 15, 2013

Olive Oil & Tangerine Dreamsicle Krispy Treats

Olive Oil - Essential Oil ....
While I was cooking on the Chef's Stage at Utah's Home and Garden Show last weekend, I mentioned these divine treats to one of the audiences. I am guessing that there were a more than a few people who were starting to feel a little craving coming on.

Rice Crispy Treats are a staple in many American Kitchens, but why not enjoy a healthier version that is gluten free and dairy free? I mean really, enjoying comfort food that's  healthier for you and tastes amazing... who wouldn't want that?

Yup, No butter in these little crunchers./ Just yummy EVOO.

I suspect that like many others before you, you too will never go back to unhealthy fats in dessert preparation after you sink your teeth into this simple supercharged dessert :)

Oh and if you want to make this already perfect treat pop even more, try tossing in a handful of dried blueberries or cranberries.

Originally created in the 1920’s for a Girl Scout campfire; this treat has come full circle. With the well-known calming effect found in Tangerine Essential Oil, this treat is the perfect finish after a stress filled day. 

Gluten Free ~ Dairy Free
Preparation: 10 minutes          Cook time: 10 minutes              Serves: 12
1/4 cup mild flavored extra virgin olive oil*
4 cups miniature marshmallows
Pinch of sea salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
6 cups krispy rice cereal®
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
4-6 drops Tangerine Essential Oil**
1. Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish and a spatula with olive oil cooking spray.
2. Heat Olive Oil in a large saucepan and turn heat to medium. Add marshmallows and salt; stir until completely melted.
3. Remove from heat and blend in vanilla, white chocolate chips, and Tangerine Oil.
4. Add cereal and stir until well combined; pour mixture into prepared pan. Spread and press down with spatula; cool completely.

*Visit a local olive oil specialty store for the best baking varieties, or purchase California Olive Ranch EVOO at you local grocery store or online. Better yet, type Micki in promo code and get FREE SHIPPING!

**Substitute Wild Orange Essential Oil if Tangerine Oil is unavailable
**Also substitute essential oil with 1 tablespoon tangerine or orange zest. It will still taste yummy, but not as deeply intense as when made doTERRA's essential oil.