AIP & Paleo-Friendly Marshmallow and Cereal Treats are a treat that you don’t want to miss if you love marshmallows and you’re on an Autoimmune Paleo or Paleo diet!
I’ve always had a sweet tooth so starting an AIP diet a year ago to overcome autoimmune symptoms was not an easy adjustment. I knew the diet was mostly meat and vegetables, so it felt like I was mourning since I had to give up so many foods. This may sound silly, but I thought I would never be able to eat desserts again. Sometimes I would cry over it the first couple of weeks while I adjusted to my new diet and healthier lifestyle.
I took the AIP diet seriously since there is a direct correlation between the AIP diet and lowering the inflammation in my body since I feel the difference like night and day. Since then, I’ve been able to make a few treats to have every once in a while for special occasions. I wish someone would have told me that I would be able to have treats like this recipe when I started on the AIP diet.
Some of the ingredients for AIP and Paleo desserts are considered gourmet or specialty ingredients. I’m okay with paying the higher prices in exchange for having a treat and not getting sick from eating them if eaten in moderation.
I used to love eating Rice Krispie treats even as an adult so you can imagine my excitement when I discovered the two main ingredients in this recipe were AIP-compliant.
Once I learned about Sweet Apricity Vanilla Marshmallows my first thought was to combine them with Thrive Market Organic Coconut Flakes Cereal that I keep on hand for my AIP diet. That is how I came up with the recipe for AIP & Paleo-Friendly Marshmallow and Cereal Treats. The moment I received the marshmallows in the mail I was making this recipe for my family.
My family really enjoyed the marshmallows and this recipe, especially my kids!
Here are Links to the Ingredients for AIP & Paleo-Friendly Marshmallow and Cereal Treats
Thrive Market is offering first-time customers free shipping and 25% off your first order.
Sweet Apricity is offering you a special discount code from 1/9/18-1/23/18. For 10% off your entire Sweet Apricity order, use code: AROMAMAMA2018 when purchased from their website.
If you like cooking from scratch I’ve seen recipes for homemade coconut flakes and homemade marshmallows on Pinterest, and you could make your treats for less. I chose to buy my coconut flakes from Thrive Market and my marshmallows from Sweet Apricity for this recipe to save me time.
I’m not very good at slicing desserts so to avoid having to cut up the AIP & Paleo-Friendly Marshmallow and Cereal Treats, I just add them to a 12-cavity silicone mold for ease and less mess.
I hope you enjoy this recipe for AIP & Paleo-Friendly Marshmallow and Cereal Treats as much as my family has! In addition to the recipe, there’s another special treat for you at the bottom of this post that will go from midnight 1/9/18 through midnight 1/23/18! 🙂
- 3 cups Thrive Market Coconut Flakes
- 3-pack Sweet Apricity Vanilla Marshmallows
- 2 tablespoons coconut Oil
- Place a medium or large pot on medium-low heat.
- Add the coconut oil to the pan.
- Once the coconut oil is melted, add the marshmallows.
- Stir the coconut oil and marshmallows together until it's just melted enough to be sticky.
- Take off heat and immediately add the cereal.
- Combine the ingredients until the cereal is mixed in with the marshmallow mixture.
- Press down each treat into a silicone mold or into a pan with parchment paper.
- Allow 10 minutes to cool.