If you grew up in the 2000s like me, then you probably remember when General Mills’ milk n’ cereal bars came out. I remember trying all the flavors with my sister and loving them. I always wished they would make a froot loop one and they never did. In 2020, General Mills launched Froot Loop cereal bars, but they weren’t part of the original “milk n’ cereal bar” line which has since been discontinued. Of course, none of these bars were/are gluten free so they are NOT safe to consume for those of us on a gluten free diet.
Since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease and a dairy allergy 7 years ago, I have gotten super comfortable cooking and baking both gluten and dairy free. If you were to tell me that I’d be creating something THIS TASTY that is free from gluten, dairy, artificial dyes and a bunch of other allergens I wouldn’t have believed you!
Now, I want to be clear that while these are similar to a rice krispie or cereal and marshmallow bar treat, they are a little different because these actually contain milk (dairy free milk that is). Every bite will taste just like you are enjoying a bite of cereal all without having to dirty a bowl and spoon!
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For this recipe you will need the following 4 ingredients:
This is the only gluten free and allergy friendly Froot Loop dupe on the market that tastes EXACTLY like Froot Loops. General Mills owns both of these cereals so they have cracked the code on how to make their yummy OG fruity cereal into one that is free from allergens and artificial dyes. This cereal is hard to find in stores but you can get it at Whole Foods and on Amazon.
Dairy free/vegan white chocolate chips
Vegan Marshmallows (can use regular marshmallows if you aren’t vegan)
These are my favorite.
Dairy Free Milk
I love and use all kinds of dairy free milks but when I tested this recipe out I used unsweetened flax milk to make it completely nut free as well, but use your favorite as it will not affect this recipe.
You will also need a pot, mixing spoon and a 9×9 pan lined with parchment paper.
This recipe makes 8 rectangle bars. These are best kept in the fridge or freezer until it is time to enjoy. The cold element really adds to the experience of eating these bars like they are a bowl of cereal.
Grab your ingredients and supplies, we’ve got some cereal bars to make!
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Copycat Froot Loop Cereal Bars - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Artificial Dye Free
These copycat Froot Loop cereal bars bring back all the nostalgia of childhood. Each bite will taste like you're enjoying a bowl of cereal without dirtying a bowl or a spoon!
- 3 cups Cascadian Farm Fruitful O's this is the only gluten free froot loop dupe on the market that I have found
- 1 bag vegan marshmallows can use regular marshmallows if not vegan
- 2 cups vegan white chocolate chips enjoy life, pascha & nestle make these
- 3 tbsp dairy free milk
In a large pot, heat and melt marshmallows. Once marshmallows start to melt, add in 2 tbsp of milk and mix until fully melted.
Add in cereal and stir until combined.
Transfer cereal, milk & marshmallow mixture to a parchment lined 9x9 pan. You can also use vegan butter around the pan if you do not have parchment paper.
Place pan in freezer for at least 20 minutes.
In a bowl add in white chocolate chips and 1 tbsp of milk. Microwave in 30 second intervals until the chocolate is melted completely.
Take the pan out of the freezer and pour the chocolate over the top of the bars creating a thin layer. Add the pan back to the freezer for another 20 minutes.
Remove pan from freezer and take the large cereal square out. Cut into 8 rectangles and enjoy! These bars are best stored in the freezer.