Gluten-free Jammy Dodger rice crispy squares recipe using just 6 simple ingredients! And before you ask, no, Jammy Dodgers sadly aren’t gf… but there’s an easy gf alternative you can use instead. Read the FAQ section to find out!
Gluten-free Jammy Dodger rice crispy squares recipe – no-bake and super easy to make! They’re the ultimate nostalgic treat and you’d never know they were gluten-free AT ALL.
There’s something so nostalgic about rice crispy squares, right? I always used to have one in my lunchbox as a kid back when I could eat gluten. Sadly, they have a ‘may contain’ warning for gluten.
So I decided to make some of my own… but an adult version! That’s where my gluten-free Jammy Dodger rice crispy squares recipe comes in.
It has everything I used to love about rice crispy squares, but with a white chocolatey, jammy twist. One bite and you’ll remember why you used to love them so much – if you were able to eat them as a kid!
Here’s a few reasons you need to make them if you’re not convinced enough already:
Why make my gluten-free Jammy Dodger rice crispy squares recipe?
- You only need 6 simple ingredients to make these – they couldn’t be easier to whip up.
- They’re no-bake, so no gluten-free flour required and no need to switch your oven on.
- They only take 20 minutes to make, then chill them in the fridge until set.
- No xanthan gum required.
- They don’t taste gluten-free AT ALL – you’ll have to fight to keep the muggles away from these!
So what does a gluten-free Jammy Dodger rice crispy square taste like?
The base is the exactly same rice crispy cake we all know and love – crunchy, crispy with a lovely sweet and sticky finish thanks to the melted marshmallows.
But then… wow. The white chocolate and swirled jam layer on top adds a lovely touch of creamy, sweet, jammy indulgence that elevates these to being sooo much more than ‘just a rice crispy cake’.
Finish with a gluten-free jammy dodger, adding a lovely jam-filled explosion in every bite – then you’ve got the ULTIMATE nostalgic treat.
Here’s everything you’ll need for this recipe, keep scrolling until you see the recipe card for the measurements and method ??
Gluten-free Jammy Dodger rice crispy squares recipe: Ingredients
- butter (dairy free if necessary)
- rice crispies (ensure gluten-free)
- white chocolate (dairy free if necessary)
- raspberry jam
- gluten-free jammy dodgers
So I thought I’d kick things off with a little frequently asked questions section – if you just want the recipe, then keep scrolling.
But I’ve thrown in some tips here that will be really helpful if this is your first time baking this, or you want to adapt it. So here they are!
Gluten-free Jammy Dodger rice crispy squares recipe: Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this recipe gluten-free?
It is gluten-free, though nobody would know just by tasting it – trust me!
Bear in mind that minimising cross-contamination is hugely important if you’re Coeliac or making this for someone who is. Here’s some tips from Coeliac UK on minimising the risk of cross contamination.
Also, make sure that all ingredients used don’t have any gluten-containing ingredients. Then make that that they also don’t have a ‘may contain’ warning for gluten, wheat, rye, barley, oats (which aren’t gf), spelt and khorasan wheat (aka Kamut).
Here’s some more info from Coeliac UK on identifying safe gluten-free products.
Can I make your gluten-free Jammy Dodger rice crispy squares recipe dairy free?
Of course – it just involves three simple swaps. Firstly, use a dairy-free alternative to butter like Stork hard margarine and use dairy-free white chocolate instead.
Lastly, make sure your gluten-free Jammy Dodgers are dairy-free too – fortunately, these are dairy-free which makes life very easy for once.
Can I make your gluten-free Jammy Dodger rice crispy squares recipe vegan?
Yep! If you follow the instructions above to make this recipe dairy free, then all you’ve got left to contend with is the marshmallows. Regular marshmallows aren’t normally vegan because they often contain gelatine.
Fortunately you can easily buy gluten-free AND vegan marshmallows online from Amazon.
The gluten-free Jammy Dodgers I used are also vegan, so that makes life easy!
Is your gluten-free Jammy Dodger rice crispy squares recipe recipe nut free?
Yep, this is a nut-free recipe as far as ingredients go, BUT make sure you check the ingredients label on ALL the products you use to bake this cake just to be safe.
Even if the products don’t contain nuts, they may have a ‘may contain nuts’ warning due to being produced in a factory that handles nuts.
You can never be too careful so always read the labels on everything first!
Is your gluten-free Jammy Dodger rice crispy squares recipe low FODMAP?
If you use a dairy-free white chocolate, then one rice crispy square would also be low FODMAP and suitable for the elimination phase of the diet.
Which rice crispies are gluten-free?
Believe it or not, rice crispies aren’t always 100% free from gluten because they often contain barley malt extract.
However, some of these products are actually certified by Coeliac UK as being safe to eat, even despite containing barley. That’s because they contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten, which according to Coeliac UK, that makes them safe for people with Coeliac disease.
But don’t take my word for it – if you look on the Coeliac UK app (you have to be a paying member to view it) it actually shows that the below products are safe to eat.
So here’s a list of all the rice crispies which are safe for us to eat, including those that are free from barley entirely, if you’d prefer. Bear in mind that the barley-free products are more expensive and sometimes not quite like regular rice crispies – they seem to be flatter and less puffy.
- Nestle GoFree Rice Pops (free from barley)
- Tesco Free From Rice Snaps (free from barley)
- Asda Rice Snaps Cereal (contains barley but certified by Coeliac UK as being gluten-free)
- Essential Waitrose Rice Pops (contains barley but certified by Coeliac UK as being gluten-free)
- Morrisons Rice Crackles (contains barley but certified by Coeliac UK as being gluten-free)
Just as a note, a lot of Tesco’s own brand cereal also used to be certified by Coeliac UK as being gluten-free, despite containing barley. However, they’ve since been removed from the Coeliac UK app (without explanation), so I won’t be recommending them anymore.
Which gluten-free Jammy Dodger biscuits did you use?
I used the gluten-free jammy wheels by Prewett’s who seem to be literally the only brand to make gf Jammy Dodgers. Fortunately, you can find them down the free from aisle in nearly every supermarket.
If you struggle to tolerate gluten-free oats, check out Morrisons’ gluten-free jam and cream biscuit which will also do the job perfectly – no oats required.
Can I make this without the marshmallows?
Sadly not as the marshmallows are what binds the rice crispy cake together and gives it a lovely, sticky finish and sweet flavour.
Plus, unlike using honey for example, it will bind the rice crispies together without having to bake them first.
Can I use a food processor or stand mixer to make this?
Both are total overkill for this recipe, especially since a food processor would blend the rice crispies instead of mixing them!
I’d definitely advise making this purely by hand to avoid crushing the rice crispies are they’re being mixed. So get a good silicone spatula or wooden spoon and get mixing!
Do I need any special equipment to make your gluten-free Jammy Dodger rice crispy squares recipe?
As I mentioned, you should definitely make this recipe by hand, so you certainly don’t need any crazy appliances or anything like that.
What you will need however is a 9″ square baking tin – here’s the one I use. Apart from that, you’ll just need a little baking paper too!
Do I need weighing scales to make your gluten-free Jammy Dodger rice crispy squares?
In short… yes, yes and yes! And I wouldn’t advise attempting any my recipes without them.
A lot of work went into fine tuning ratios and quantities and for me, baking is all about consistency and precision. I want you to make this recipe and for it to turn out EXACTLY like mine did.
I’d recommending using digital cooking scales like these so you know you’re getting an accurate measurement and replicating my recipe as accurately as poss.
How can I tell when my gluten-free Jammy Dodger rice crispy squares are ready to cut?
Until the marshmallow and butter have had time to set in the fridge, the bars will be loose and sticky.
Once they’ve had long enough in the fridge, they should be solid and sturdy, ready to be cut into bars. If you get them out too early, simply pop them back into the fridge for a little longer.
How long can I keep my gluten-free Jammy Dodger rice crispy squares for?
I’ve kept them for about 4-5 days in an air-tight container with no problems. If you need to keep them any longer than that, I’d highly recommend freezing them (see advice below for doing that).
Can I freeze my gluten-free Jammy Dodger rice crispy squares?
Of course! I’ve frozen them for up to 2-3 months no problem. Slice them up before freezing – that way you can simply defrost slices as and when you need them.
Plus, they’ll thaw a lot quicker. When you want to eat one, each slice should take around 3 hours to defrost at room temperature. You’d never know they were frozen!
Can I print your gluten-free Jammy Dodger rice crispy squares recipe?
Of course! Just hit the print button located on the recipe below ?? (otherwise you might end up printing this entire post which would probably make your printer go into early retirement)
Gluten-free Jammy Dodger rice crispy squares recipe: Method
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Gluten-free Jammy Dodger Rice Crispy Squares Recipe (low FODMAP/dairy-free/vegan option)
- My 9" square baking tin
- 200 g marshmallows
- 45 g butter dairy free if necessary
- 180 g rice krispies ensure gluten-free - see FAQ section above for recommended safe products
- 300 g white chocolate dairy free if necessary
- 3 tbsp jam I used raspberry
- gluten-free jammy dodgers I used 9
- Prepare a 9x9 inch square baking tin with non-stick baking paper.
- Place your marshmallows and butter into a large saucepan and allow to melt on a low heat. Keep stirring so it doesn't stick to the bottom of your pan.
- Once smooth and very sticky remove from the heat and add your rice krispies to the pan. Mix them so all the krispies are coated. If your saucepan is too small to cope with this, transfer into a large bowl and mix.
- Then place your mixture into your tin. Press it down as tightly as you can, it's very sticky but I find it becomes less and less sticky so keep pushing it in.
- Melt your white chocolate in the microwave or in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water on the hob. If you melt it in the microwave, make sure you mix it every 20 seconds or so to ensure the chocolate doesn't burn.
- Once the chocolate is melted pour it over your krispie square and make sure it is evenly spread across the top.
- Make sure you jam is really smooth, then dollop small amounts all over the white chocolate. Use a skewer or a knife to swirl it all over the top. Place your jammy dodgers on top.
- Place in the fridge to allow to completely set.
- Once set, remove from the tin and cut into squares - either 9 big squares or 16 small ones.
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