Super Powered Crispy Treats

Just in time for those Halloween cravings – and spooky headlamp runs as the days get shorter – I give you super-powered crispy treats. This fall with multiple invites I contemplated finally checking off the R2R2R. That’s right folks while I have had hours of joyful suffer-fests in the Canyon I have never done this classic route involving 42 miles and a trip across the Grand Canyon and back on the North and South Kaibab trails.

These thoughts led to food of course! What to eat during the run, and most importantly what to eat after the run, as I am all about a post epic indulgence. I found myself diving into the world of easy to make treats and was drawing a bit of blank. In my adult life I have literally never made a crispy treat – but at Rob’s suggestion decided why not? These gems are in my opinion the ultimate indulgence gooey and crunchy with little surprise bits of waffle, and an extra decadent chocolate topping. The gel mixed into the chocolate makes it so much more travel friendly! Infused as they are with gels and waffles I can convince myself that they are suitable fueling for long days and nights exploring the desert close to home.

Without further ado I give you the recipe for super-powered crispy treats courtesy of the delicious new GU flavors, Campfire S’mores, and Toasted Marshmallow.  Your Welcome!

Extra bonus: 10% of all sales of Campfire S’mores gels and waffles are donated to the Conservation Alliance.

  • 3  tablespoons coconut oil divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 4 Toasted Marshmallow Gels
  • 1/2 10oz package Vegan Marshmallows – I used Dandies
  •  4 cups rice cereal
  • 3 Campfire S’mores Waffles cut into chunks
  • 1 bar dark chocolate, broken into small pieces – I always use Theo
  • 4 Campfire S’mores Gels
  1. Melt 2 tablespoons coconut oil and butter or margarine in a large pot.
  2. Stir in marshmallow gels to combine.
  3. Stir in marshmallows until melted.
  4. Fold in rice cereal.
  5. Fold in waffle pieces.
  6. Spread in a 8×8 pan to let cool.
  7. Slice into squares.
  8. Prepare a double boiler and melt chocolate with remaining 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
  9. Stir in campfire s’mores gels – note this will be quite thick.
  10. Dip treats into chocolate mixture – use knife or offset spatula to coat treats.
  11. Place on a piece of parchment or silpat until chocolate sets.



P.S.  I did finally pull the trigger on the R2R2R with three badass women  (one celebrating turning 50). Couldn’t imagine a better crew  – and the crispy treats were great before, during, AND after!



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