I'm trying to make rice crispy treats but I have no marshmallows, gelatin or eggs What can I do
Aquafaba (/ˌɑːkwəˈfɑːbə/) is the name for the viscous water in which legume seeds such as chickpeas have been cooked.
Due to its ability to mimic functional properties of egg whites in cooking, aquafaba can be used as a direct replacement for them in some cases, including meringues and marshmallows. Its composition makes it especially suitable for use by people with dietary, ethical, or religious reasons to avoid eggs.1
Aqua Faba features heavily in Vegan cookbooks. You can get it by capturing the liquid when you drain a can of chickpeas.
Here's a recipe that might get you started.
If you don't have marshmallows, egg or gelatin do you have
- brown sugar
- vanilla and
If so you can make a simple caramel that can bind your crispy treats. There are a variety of similar recipes that might use plain sugar, milk.
Do you have Honey, Molasses, or Karo? You will probably want to gently warm the stuff before mixing it with the rice crispies, but these would probably be a suitable binder.
If any of these make the treats 'too sticky' for your liking you can powder them with corn starch, cocoa, powdered sugar or cinnamon (or some combination there of)