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Classic Gluten Free Rice Krispies Treats

These gluten free Rice Krispies Treats are a classic dessert with an easy gluten free makeover. They’re great for parties, snacks, and lunch boxes!

Classic Gluten Free Rice Krispies Treats - these are a crowd-pleasing favorite! They're so easy to make and have such a great gooey marshmallow to cereal ratio - they're simply addicting! Dessert recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free desserts | no-bake dessert recipes | how to make rice krispie treats | gluten free no-bake recipes | easy dessert recipes | homemade rice krispies treats | marshmallow recipes | desserts for a bake sale | classic dessert recipes

Gluten Free Rice Krispies Treats

A gluten free chocolate cake is no problem for me. Neither is a homemade dairy free and gluten free funfetti cake complete with sprinkle-covered sides and piped buttercream. And I’ve pretty much nailed the most perfect gluten free banana bread recipe you could ever ask for.

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But Rice Krispies Treats were the bane of my existence. The struggle was real. It took me batch after batch after batch to finally get it right. WHY ARE THESE SO HARD TO MAKE.

My first ever batch came out so rock solid that you couldn’t even bite them without worrying you’d break a tooth. I’m not even exaggerating.

In my defense, it’s not a food I grew up eating. You know in those commercials where families are gathered around the kitchen making Rice Krispies Treats around the holidays? That wasn’t us.

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We gathered around the kitchen making things like clam chowder or chili. My grandfather would sit at the table cutting up the vegetables and we’d sit around and chat. Sure, we would make cookies, pies, and bread but my mom was always the one to do the baking. That was more of a solo effort; it was her thing.

When I finally got the cooking process down, the resulting batch had the taste and the perfect amount of melty marshmallow that I was after BUT the cereal was stale. I can’t win here people.

Classic Gluten Free Rice Krispies Treats - these are a crowd-pleasing favorite! They're so easy to make and have such a great gooey marshmallow to cereal ratio - they're simply addicting! Dessert recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free desserts | no-bake dessert recipes | how to make rice krispie treats | gluten free no-bake recipes | easy dessert recipes | homemade rice krispies treats | marshmallow recipes | desserts for a bake sale | classic dessert recipes

FINALLY I got the results I was after and these Gluten Free Rice Krispies Treats are the delicious result. It was worth all the trial and error. And swearing. I’m not going to lie, there was a lot of that too. Enjoy!

PS there’s a Pumpkin Spice version of these coming soon!

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Classic Gluten Free Rice Krispies Treats - these are a crowd-pleasing favorite! They're so easy to make and have such a great gooey marshmallow to cereal ratio - they're simply addicting! Dessert recipe from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com | gluten free desserts | no-bake dessert recipes | how to make rice krispie treats | gluten free no-bake recipes | easy dessert recipes | homemade rice krispies treats | marshmallow recipes | desserts for a bake sale | classic dessert recipes

Gluten Free Rice Krispies Treats

4.66 from 187 ratings
These gluten free Rice Krispies Treats are a classic dessert with an easy gluten free makeover. They’re great for parties, snacks, and lunch boxes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line a 9×9 inch pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray (I use Spectrum Coconut Spray Oil).
  • In a medium pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat. When the butter is melted, reduce the heat to low and add 5 cups of the mini marshmallows. Stir frequently until the marshmallow are melted.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and the remaining 1 cup of marshmallows. Stir to melt the marshmallows a bit (chunks of marshmallow are ok) then stir in the gluten free crispy rice cereal.
  • When all of the cereal is coated with the marshmallow, transfer to the prepared pan. Let it sit in the pan to cool for a minute or two then use a spatula or your hands to press into the pan. (I find that spraying my clean hands with non-stick works best).)
  • Cool completely then cut into 16-20 squares.

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Notes

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 107kcal | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 38mg | Sugar: 11g

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  1. Tracy says:

    5 stars
    Thank you for the recipe. I made these with all Walmart ingredients and they taste great. I also added a bit of fresh lemon zest which brightens the flavor.

  2. Abbey lauten says:

    These were awesome! Made them with my boyfriend and my parents and us ate the whole pan in one night!!

  3. Tammy says:

    I just made these. I left out the vanilla and added peanut butter (didn’t measure it but looked like about 1/2 cup or maybe a little more). They are DELICIOUS! I went gluten-free in January as I have Multiple sclerosis. Every now and then it’s nice to make something that tastes as good as you remember. Thanks for a great recipe!

  4. Debi Hebner says:

    I have always loved rice crispy treats ebery since i was a kid and i love this recipe. I might even want to add mix ins like gluten free candies such as teeses piece, chocolate chips, or even sprinkles. I’m going to save this recipe for me to tru. Thanks for sharing

  5. Sheila says:

    What brand butter do you use to make these vegetarian?

    • Shay says:

      These are vegetarian because they don’t contain meat. If you want to make these vegan, you’d have to use a vegan butter, such as Earth Balance. You’d also have to use vegan marshmallows.

  6. Virginia says:

    5 stars
    I have a friend who has a gluten free son. He can not have anything with folic acid either. Are these gluten free rice krispie treats free of folic acid as well?

  7. Michelle says:

    Can’t wait to try them! Why do you add vanilla? It’s not an ingredient I’ve ever added to the traditional , non gluten free recipe.

  8. Natalie Cookson says:

    Where do you get the cereal? I heard that Kellogg’s discontinued the gluten free rice crispies…is that true?

    • Sharon says:

      I get my cereal online at Thrive Market (there’s a link above in the recipe) and I can also find it at Target and my local grocery stores. It’s One Degree brand, no regular Rice Krispies – those aren’t gluten free.

  9. barbg says:

    These are simple to make I think you were over thinking it. I always use large marshmallows and I put all of those and the butter in the pan at the same time. They will all still melt together and you have more marshmallow flavor than the mini’s provide. Sometimes I toast my krispies in the oven for 8 minutes to get them to have a toasted flavor first this is great.