Cordelia's school is pretty great with her vegan diet. They let me know in advance if they will be preparing or serving anything non-vegan. This allows me to show up to school with a vegan version for her, and anyone else who may be interested. Today is Feast Day at the school and the teachers will be serving chicken nuggets, rice krispie treats, pumpkin muffins, carrots, mixed fruit. I know this because they sent home a note last week.
So yesterday I made pumpkin muffins. I bought some vegan chick nuggets. I made some crsiped rice treats. I know what you're thinking, "Gee she must have nothing better to do." Trust me I was so busy yesterday. I had church and work and a dinner to attend, but I just made it a priority to squeeze in time for the making of her meal. I don't want her to feel left out. I want her to know how strongly her mother feels about the importance of veganism.
The end result is that we had some great and light discussion about our vegan diet and now she is enjoying her Feast Day and won't stick out as the girl who is different.
So I am calling these vegan crsiped rice treats as I don't really want to go to a specific brand name here, but I think you get the idea. Honestly my recipe is a straight across vegan version of the original, non-vegan, recipe.
You will need
6 cups of crisped rice cereal (choose your own brand)
3 Tbs vegan margarine
10oz (1 package) Dandies vegan marshmallows, click here for link
1 oiled casserole dish
1. Melt the margarine and vegan marshmallows in a large pot over medium heat. Watch it so stuff doesn't scorch.
2. Add the rice and remove from heat, stirring until coated.
3. Press into your pan and let cool completely.
* You can easily dress this up by pouring melted chocolate over top or adding other treats to the marshmallow mix.