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Brown Rice Crispy Treats (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)

One of our favorite summer (and year-long, really!) sweets has always been rice crispy treats! When we were younger, we had a summer tradition of making them with our aunt late at night for a midnight snack. It was the best! Since we've been gluten-free and dairy-free for a while now, we haven't had rice crispies in a long time. But, the other day, we suddenly remembered our love for these treats, and we knew we had to create a healthier recipe.

Rice crispies are usually made with regular rice crispy cereal, butter, and marshmallows. The ingredient list is nice and short and they're pretty easy to make. We made the recipe healthier and gluten-free/dairy-free friendly. We also will link the products we used because this recipe is mainly "healthified" by the products we used.

For marshmallows, we used a 5-ingredient marshmallow creme. It's gluten-free, dairy-free, delicious, and easy-to-use! It contains egg whites. For butter, we used a dairy-free butter (typically, Smart Butter made with Olive Oil). In addition to the butter, we use coconut oil. It helps keep the rice crispies just sticky enough. For the main component, the rice crispy cereal, we used brown rice cereal with cacao. The ingredients are super clean and the cereal itself is delicious. We added dark chocolate chips to the mixture and melted some on top. This is optional! You can add in whatever extras you'd like.

Here's what you'll need:



  1. Melt all of the butter and add to a large bowl.

  2. Add 2 tbs of the liquid coconut oil to the same bowl.

  3. Add in the cup of marshmallow creme. (Please make sure this is a full cup -- okay to go over 1 cup, but not under!)

  4. Add the whole box of Brown Rice Crisps to the same bowl. Stir with a spatula until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

  5. Add in 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chip morsels. Stir.

  6. Oil a medium-large pan with coconut oil.

  7. Add "batter" to pan/dish.

  8. Melt the last 1/4 of dark chocolate chips and drizzle over the pan. (optional)

  9. Place it in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.


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