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Pistachio Rose Marshmallow Treat

This gluten-free pistachio rose marshmallow treat is elegant and delicious. The sweet and salty combination will have your taste buds dancing and your belly happy. This is easily made gluten-free and vegan as noted in the recipe. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 squares
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter (or dairy free butter)
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows (vegan if need be (Dandies is vegan))
  • 2 tbsp rose water
  • 6 cups gluten-free rice cereal (Erewhon and Barbara's brown rice cereal are both gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup pistachios (shelled, roasted and salted)
  • 1 tbsp pistachios (chopped)
  • 1-2 tbsp culinary rose petals (can be found on Amazon or at World Market)
  • 1 tsp fleur de sel or sea salt

Instructions

  • In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter, about 2-3 minutes. 
  • Stir in mini marshmallows and cook for 2-3 minutes while stirring, until melted.
  • Once the marshmallows are melted, stir in the rose water. 
  • Take the marshmallow mixture off the heat. Stir in the gluten-free rice cereal and pistachios. Stir until cereal is completely coated with the marshmallow mixture. 
  • Pour into an 8x8 inch or 9x13 inch baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper. Spray the back of a spatula or your hands with cooking spray and press into the pan so that it's an even layer.
  • Sprinkle over the top with chopped pistachios, culinary rose petals and fleur de sel or other sea salt. Let set completely. 

Notes

  • I made this is an 8x8 inch baking dish because I like my marshmallow treats tall, about 2 inches high. You can also make it in a 9x13 inch baking dish which create a shorter, about 1 inch, marshmallow treat. Nutrition is calculated for 12 bars made in the 8x8 baking dish. 
  • Grease that pan! If you don't spray your baking dish with cooking spray, you're going to have a difficult time of getting these sticky marshmallow treats out of the pan. Definitely don't forget to spray the pan.
  • That being said, don't forget to check your cooking spray to make sure it's gluten-free. They now make a cooking spray that is made for baking and it contains FLOUR! Meaning not gluten-free, friends. Check your labels.
  • Spray the spoon you're using to stir together the marshmallow mixture and cereal to prevent a stick situation. Clearly most of my tips involve cooking spray for this recipe!
  • Do not cut the marshmallow treats right away. Wait at least 30 minutes to let them cool and solidify and you will have a much easier time cutting them into perfect squares.
  • Store the pistachio rose marshmallow treats at room temperature. You can easily cover the pan with aluminum foil or plastic wrap or you can store the cut marshmallow treats out of the pan in aluminum foil. Placing the treats in the refrigerator will create soggy treats.

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 69mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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