Healthy No Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treats
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Yield: 16
Healthier Rice Krispie Treats made with no marshmallows. These are gluten-free, can be dairy-free and also nut-free! Taste identical to the original.
For the Squares
  • 4 cups gluten-free or regular Rice Krispies or crisp rice cereal
  • ½ cup brown rice syrup
  • 3 Tbsp butter (for dairy-free use Earth Balance or vegan margarine)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
For the Chocolate Drizzle
  1. In a medium sized pot over the stove, melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the brown rice syrup and stir until combined.
  2. Cook the butter and brown rice syrup together until it just comes to a rolling boil.
  3. Immedietely remove from heat and add 1 tsp vanilla and stir.
  4. Quickly add in the 4 cups of rice krispies, and stir together until all the cereal is coated.
  5. Press the mixture into an 8x8 pan (I lightly sprayed mine with coconut oil). The mixture is sticky, so to avoid it sticking to your hands, press into the pan with a sheet of plastic wrap.
  6. Allow to cool in the fridge for at least an hour.
  7. When bars are almost ready, prep chocolate drizzle. In the microwave or stove, melt together chocolate chips and coconut oil...the oil helps to thin it out a touch.
  8. If using microwave, you'll only need about 30 seconds to melt it.
  9. Using a fork, drizzle the chocolate over the cooled rice krispie squares.
  10. Return to the fridge till the chocolate is set.
  11. Cut into bars, and keep stored in the fridge in the pan (covered) or transfer them to a sealed container stored in the fridge.
Serving size: 1 square (of 16) Calories: 92 Fat: 3 g Carbs: 16 g Sugar: 5 g Sodium: 78 mg Fiber: 1 g Protein: 1 g
Recipe by Busy But Healthy at