Sips, Sweets & Snacks

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Let me start by clarifying – Team RAOP does not support drinking copious amounts of gross green beer and kissing strangers *just* because they’re Irish today, but we absolutely support getting lucky in whatever way you see fit. For us, that means devouring some extra sweet treats!

These VEGAN + GLUTEN FREE (yes, both) Rice Krispie squares are so super easy to make it’s almost funny, and the level of delicious is nothing short of shocking. Adapted from the Dandies Marshmallow website, we added matcha and a sprinkle mix crust to our version, because St. Patrick’s Day. Now if only we could find ourselves a pot of edible gold flakes…

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Ingredients //

1 bag of Dandies Marshmallows
5 cups Gluten Free Rice Krispie Cereal
2 Tbsp. Earth Balance
2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp. sweetened matcha powder
+ MANY sprinkles of your choosing!

Recipe //

In a medium pot on very LOW heat, combine margarine, coconut oil and marshmallows. Stir until it has all fully melted down to a sticky mess.

Mix in the cereal and stir until evenly coated with marshmallow mixture.

Stir in the matcha.

Press mixture into a 9×9 pan. Top with sprinkles and press even more to form a crust.

Once cool, cut into squares, and GET LUCKY!

Makes 1 9×9 pan, approx. 12 squares

Recipe adapted from the Dandies Marshmallow website!

This recipe also goes GREAT with last year’s LUCKY CHARMS CEREAL MILK MATCHA LATTE! What is it about St. Patty and cereal?

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Sips, Sweets & Snacks

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So, I’m going to be real with you here: I really do NOT like St. Patrick’s Day. North America has a way of making special occasions as cheesy as possible, and St. Patrick’s day is truly the most damaged victim in my books. Bright green beer and drunken partiers falling down all over the streets? No thank you!

That said, there are a few facets of March 17th that I can still get down with- the increased number of kisses (whether you’re Irish or not it seems) is definitely a plus, and of course there’s all the luck floating around. Rainbows! Four Leaf Clovers! Pots of Gold! You know what this is all adding up to? The most pastel of all things loosely Irish- Lucky Charms of course!

We’ve been experimenting with infusing our own cereal milk for awhile, but recently our good friends at Kitten and The Bear shared their secret method with us, and it really took things to a new level. Instead of messing around with a beer recipe we turned to Matcha, our favourite green (much healthier) beverage, and set out to create the perfect Lucky Charm infused green tea latte on this end of the rainbow.

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Ingredients //

Lucky Charms (separate some marshmallows for the rim and topping)
2.5 cups of soy milk (or alternative of your choice)
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Matcha powder (ideally pre-sweetened, like this)
6oz boiling water
Thick liquid honey (optional)

Recipe //

To make the cereal milk:

(Makes 2 lattes)
You’ll need about 45 mins for this step.

1. Pick out the majority of marshmallows from a box of lucky charms and set aside.

2. Pour 1 1/2 cups of the cereal sans marshmallows (it’s okay if a few sneak in!) onto a cookie sheet.

3. Toast in the oven at 350 degrees for about 5 mins until the cereal starts to brown.

4. In a medium size bowl add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and a 1/2 teaspoon of salt, boil a small amount of water to dissolve the mixture.

5. Measure out 2 1/2 cups of milk alternative (we used soy) and add it to the bowl.

6. Add your toasted cereal, stir and allow to steep in the fridge for 30 mins.

7. After the 30 mins transfer into another bowl using a sifter to collect cereal. You may need to strain multiple times to collect all the cereal dust.

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To make the latte:

1. Rim the glass with your collected marshmallows! We used liquid honey as an adhesive.

2. Use 1 tablespoon of Matcha per cup, whisk with approx. 6oz water below boiling until frothy. Add to rimmed glass.

3. Heat your cereal milk on the stove and whisk until frothy, or use the steamer on your espresso machine if you have one. Fill the other half of your glass and top off with foam!

4. Garnish with smashed up marshmallows and serve!