Gluten Free Rice Krispy Treats

by Living Freely Gluten Free

Easy gluten free rice krispy treats recipe. These gluten free dairy free rice krispie treats are made with 3 simple ingredients. You can even make this a rice krispie treat recipe with coconut oil with one easy sub. 

Rice Krispies are a traditional recipe that everyone loves. It is the perfect recipe for a new cook to make because it does not involve the oven and takes 5 minutes to throw together.

Gluten Free Rice Krispy Treats

Gluten Free Rice Krispy Treats on a plate to serve

One would think that a rice cereal such as Rice Krispies were gluten free, but in fact they contain malt. So, do not use them if you are celiac or gluten sensitive.

The hardest part of the recipe is scouting for safe cereal. There are several organic rice cereal brands out there, but most often I like buying the store brand brown rice cereal at my local Sprouts. Some of my other go-to brand are…

–  Nature’s Path

 – One Degree

Can you make gluten free rice krispie treats?

You betcha. You only need 3 simple ingredients to make these. 

  • Gluten free rice cereal
  • Marshmallows
  • Coconut oil or vegan (regular) butter

Are rice krispy treats gluten free? 

Gluten Free Dairy Free Rice Krispie Treats on parchment paper

Traditional rice krispy treats are not gluten free. The brand rice krispies contains malt, so they are not safe for anyone with celiac or a gluten sensitivity. 

How do you make homemade Rice Krispies

In a large sauce pan on medium heat, you will melt your coconut oil or vegan butter. You can use regular butter if you are not dairy free. 

Add your marshmallows, we love Dandie marshmallows or the Trader Joes brand because they do not contain corn and my son has a corn allergy.

Stir until they are combined and melted with the coconut oil or butter. 

Add half of the cereal, stir it well and then add the other half.

Pour it into your greased pan and spread out. Allow to cool and then enjoy!

If you use coconut oil, there will be a slight coconut flavor. They can also harden more when cooled because coconut oil tends to get very solid when cold. 

Here I made them festive for the Holiday’s by taking the mixture after cooking and laying it on a Silicone Baking Mat. I flatten it slightly and then cut out Christmas tree with cookies cutters. I then decorated them with melted chocolate, sprinkles, candy canes and some chocolate candies.

They are fast and easy to make and the kids love decorating them. I am sure Santa would love to eat them too!

Coconut oil rice krispies

Coconut Oil Rice Krispies cut into squares on parchment paper

Why do my rice crispy treats get hard?

As the oil/butter cools the rice krispy will harde. To avoid this you can use butter or vegan butter (add a little extra) and microwave it for about 5-8 seconds before eating. The microwave will soften it right back up! 

Is it Rice Krispy or Rice Krispies?

Technically the cereal and store bought snack bars are Rice Krispies, but either way it works. Tomato, tomato. 

 

 

Dairy Free Gluten Free Rice Krispies Treats

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Gluten Free Rice Krispy Treats

Easy gluten free rice krispy treats recipe. These gluten free dairy free rice krispie treats are made with 3 simple ingredients. You can even make this a rice krispie treat recipe with coconut oil with one easy sub. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free dairy free rice krispie treats, gluten free rice krispy treats
Servings 12
Calories 119 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 5 Cups Gluten Free Crispy Rice Cereal If it is not labeled GF then it likely has malt extract, be careful!
  • 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil plus 1 tsp. for greasing your baking dish or vegan butter

Instructions

  1. In a large sauce pan on medium heat, melt your coconut oil
  2. Add your marshmallows, stir until they are combined and melted
  3. Add half of the cereal, stir it well and then add the other half.
  4. Pour it into your greased pan and spread out. Allow to cool and then enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Rice Krispy Treats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 9mg0%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This post was originally posted on July 27. 2016. It was updated in August of 2022. 

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