Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Crispy Treats with Chocolate Ganache

I’ve been warning you guys for a while that I was gonna make something really naughty. Not just naughty, but beyond crazy indulgent naughty. The triple x rated version of desserts. Well it happened, and all I can say is being bad never felt so good.

I brought these with me to my last day of English class and they disappeared in minutes. Everyone was SHOCKED that vegan, gluten and refined sugar free could still equal such a STOOPID good end of the quarter treat. And when I say stoopid I mean these rice crispy squares will change your life. Pretty sure I’m officially teachers pet.

photo cred - Averie

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Crispy Treats with Chocolate Ganache (makes 18 BIG squares)

(adapted from Averie’s non-vegan version @ Love Veggies & Yoga)

For the cookie dough:

  • 2/3 cup cashews
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon dark agave nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup enjoy life mini chips (get these at WFM)

For the rice crispy treats:

  • 1 bag of dandies marshmallows, with scant 3/4 cup reserved (also at WFM)
  • 5 cups crispy brown rice cereal (I used 365 WFM brand)
  • 1/3 cup Earth Balance Buttery Spread of your choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the chocolate ganache:

  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips (I used WFM brand)
  • 1/4 cup So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Earth Balance
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon dark agave nectar

DIRECTIONS:

For the Cookie Dough:

Make your cookie dough first. Blend the cashews and oats in your Vitamix or food processor until you have a powder (for Vita users this is less than 10 seconds).

Next, add the agave and vanilla extract.  Blend again for about 10 seconds.

Remove from the blender and stir in the chocolate chips by hand. 

The cookie dough takes all of 90 seconds to make! This is gonna be super duper sticky so stick it in the fridge or freezer while you complete the other steps so it firms up and is easier to work with.

For the Rice Crispy Layer:

Take most of the bag of marshmallows (reserving about 1/3 cup) and add them to a microwave-safe bowl with the Earth Balance.

Microwave until the marshmallows melt which is probably about 90 seconds but check and stir every 45 seconds.  (If you are opposed to using the microwave, which I normally don’t love but sometimes easy/less clean up wins over radiation, than you may do this step in a pot on medium heat on the stove.) Stir/whip the marshmallows and melted butter with a spoon. Add the vanilla extract, and stir again.

Add in the cereal and stir to combine.

Press half of the rice crispy mixture into a foil-lined or parchment-lined and sprayed 9 x 13 pan. When pressing the mixture into the pan, press it in firmly.

Remove the cookie dough from the fridge/freezer and sprinkle little globs over the rice crispy layer.

Sprinkle the remaining 3/4 cup of marshmallows over the top.

Press the remaining half of the rise crispy mixture over top.  Press firmly to seal the middle layer in.

For the Chocolate Ganache Layer:

Melt chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments in microwave.  (Again you can do this in a pot if you don’t want to use the micro). Stir until smooth and then add the milk, Earth Balance, vanilla and agave and stir until combined.

Use the back of your spatula to create an even layer, and spread the ganache on top of the rice crispy treats.

Stick this in the freezer for at least 45 minutes to allow everything to set. Slice and serve!!!

Nutrition Facts (per square): 239 calories, 10.4 g fat, 22.3 g sugar, 1.3 g fiber, 2.7 g protein

For an indulgent crazy decadent treat, nutritionally these actually aren’t that bad…. wow, maybe I’ll have another….

photo cred - Averie

In the words of my gurl Rihanna “I can be bad ya I’m perfectly good at it….. ”

What do you all think? Do you like Your Vegan Girlfriend (and her recipes) naughty or nice???

 

 

 

xoxo

Your Vegan Girlfriend

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15 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Crispy Treats with Chocolate Ganache

  1. STOOPID is really the only word to describe these. The last time I made Rice Krispies treats I didn’t have any dandies on hand so went with brown rice syrup and Justin’s choc hazelnut butter to give them a nutella twist…. but I’m making these next time!!

  2. WOW! Those look crazy good! My kids are going to be so happy! I have some Sweet and Sara Marshmallows in the cupboard and there’s always So Delicious Coconut Milk in the fridge. Now to get some chocolate chips and crispy brown rice cereal! Thank you!!!!!

  3. These look amazing for my poor husband who can’t have gluten, dairy or eggs. That means desserts are always out, but this one is 100% safe! Thanks!

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  6. omg i want these now..ive recently decided id like to eat a vegan gluten free diet for many reasons and i was a little worried i might not be able to do it, i love foods like pizza, cookies, brownies, chocolate..theres so much i love that i never thought i can make it good and vegan and gf..but your blog has proved me wrong! My blog is now becoming a chicken/sweet loving blog to a vegan/gf blog!! thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes

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