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Vegan Healthy of Rice Crispy Treats (Easy Recipe)

When I was a little kid, we would make homemade rice krispy treats pretty often. It was cheaper than ready-made, and one box of cereal made enough for the whole family to have a few treats. Now that we are older, we are also smarter in choosing healthier ingredients.

Healthy of Rice Crispy Treats cut into squares.

Sometimes, I miss childhood where we ate anything at all and never worried about what it will do to our bodies. Nourishing our bodies and keeping them healthy wasn’t a concern. The freedom we had in eating just about anything was vast.

While those days might have felt simpler, I’m glad I know more now and can make healthier choices and teach my kids about them, too! For example: these Homemade Healthy Rice Crispy Treats. They aren’t filled with high fructose corn syrup, “natural flavors”, or other ingredients that may be hard to pronounce. My kids enjoy these treats just the same!

Key Ingredients:

healthy rice crispy treats ingredients.
  • Coconut oil– can be found in the isle where olive oil stands.
  • brown rice syrup– this is a gluten and vegan free sweet syrup, without the cane sugar.
  • creamy cashew butter – gives a nutty flavor and helps bind the crispy treats together.
  • vanilla extract– just a little, don’t skip on this.
  • crispy brown rice cereal– you can also use a different healthy version of rice cereal.
  • salt– sea salt.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to make Vegan Rice Crispy Treats

Step 1: Melt oil

Melt coconut oil in a large pot on medium heat.

Step 2: Create the liquid mix

Add the brown rice syrup and nut butter into the pot. Heat until smooth and slightly bubbly, then turn off heat and add the vanilla extract. Stir to combine.

healthy rice crisps sauce

Step 3: Add cereal

Add crispy rice cereal and salt to the pot and mix well.

Rice Crisps treats

Step 4: Move to a glass pan

Add crispy rice mixture to a lightly greased 9X13 inch glass pan.

Step 5: Flatten

Press flat with hands, using a little water on your hands if needed to avoid the stickiness.

Rice Crisps layed in dish

Step 6: Cool

Allow rice crispy treats to cool completely before serving (2+ hours).

Expert Tips

  • When pressing the mixture into the baking pan, use a bit of water on your hands to prevent sticking. This way you can ensure a flat, even surface on the top of these treats!
  • Consider mixing in chopped nuts, dried fruits, vegan rainbow sprinkles, or vegan chocolate chips for added texture and flavor.
  • Line the baking dish with parchment paper to make removal from the pan easier.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use another syrup instead of brown rice syrup?

Yes, you can substitute with maple syrup or agave nectar, but note that it might affect the texture slightly.

How long do these vegan rice krispies treats stay fresh?

Stored in an airtight container, these treats stay fresh for up to a week at room temperature or longer if refrigerated.

Can I make this rice crispy treats recipe with gluten-free cereal?

Absolutely, choose a gluten-free crispy brown rice cereal for a gluten-free version of the treats.

Rice Crisps stacks scaled

Here are more great desserts to make at home:

Other coconut recipes

If you tried these Healthy Rice Crispy Treats or any other recipe on my website, please leave a 🌟 star rating and let me know how you enjoyed it in the📝 comments below. I love hearing from you!

Rice crispy treats cut into squares on paper.

Treat Yourself to a Easy Healthy Version of Rice Crispy Treats

Sweet treats don't have to be restricted. This recipe involves 6 simple ingredients, and will bring back childhood memories of enjoying rice crispy treats!
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Course: Desserts, Snack
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings5
Calories: 1107kcal

Equipment

  • Large pot
  • spatula
  • 9×13 inch glass pan

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, or avocado oil
  • 1 cup brown rice syrup, Lundberg brand is great
  • ¾ – 1 cup creamy cashew butter, or almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 cups crispy brown rice cereal
  • tsp salt

Instructions

  • Melt coconut oil in a large pot on medium heat.
    2 Tbsp coconut oil,
  • Add the brown rice syrup and nut butter into the pot. Heat until smooth and slightly bubbly, then turn off heat and add the vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
    1 cup brown rice syrup,, ¾ – 1 cup creamy cashew butter,, 1 tsp vanilla extract
    Rice crispy treats syrup in a pot.
  • Add crispy rice cereal and salt to the pot and mix well.
    6 cups crispy brown rice cereal, ⅛ tsp salt
    Crisp rice cereal mixing in syrup in a pot with a spoon.
  • Add crispy rice mixture to a lightly greased 9X13 inch glass pan.
  • Press flat with hands, using a little water on your hands if needed to avoid the stickiness.
    Rice crisp mix in a glass dish.
  • Allow rice crispy treats to cool completely before serving (2+ hours).

Notes

  • Consider adding nuts or dried fruit. 
  • Make sure to wait at least to hours before cutting the rice crispy treat. 

Nutrition

Calories: 1107kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 69g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 38g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 742mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 2235IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 17mg
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