Healthy Rice Krispie Treats
Snacks,  Desserts

Healthy Rice Krispie Treats (Corn Syrup Free!)

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These 3 ingredient Healthy Rice Krispie Treats will be a hit with kids and adults alike! Nut-free, dairy-free, and corn syrup free! This clean eating treat is made with coconut oil and a special healthy marshmallow.

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3 Ingredient Nut-free Rice Krispie Treats

I absolutely love how these healthy rice krispie treats have no corn syrup or artificial coloring. If you have a food allergy, these treats will be perfect for you. In these rice krispie treats, we use a special marshmallow made with all real ingredients and NOTHING ARTIFICIAL.

All you need is:

  • Smashmallows (read more about these special marshmallows below) or homemade healthy marshmallows (here’s my recipe!)
  • Refined Coconut Oil
  • Crispy Brown Rice Cereal
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Vanilla extract is optional!

I brought these yummy treats to a party once and no one even knew they were healthy! A lot of people actually said they were BETTER than the typical rice krispie treat because they didn’t taste fake or overly sweet.

What Makes These Rice Krispie Treats Healthy?

  • Healthy Marshmallow Swap: Instead of using regular marshmallows that have artificial colors, flavors and corn syrup, we use a special healthier marshmallow! I’ll talk more about that later. 
  • Butter Swap: We don’t use traditional butter in this healthy rice krispie treat recipe. Instead, we use refined coconut oil! (refined coconut oil has NO coconut flavor)
  • Cereal Swap: Typically, rice krispie treats call for rice krispies cereal. We use sprouted brown rice cereal for a clean ingredient swap! The sprouted brown rice cereal is made with coconut sugar too! And we all know how much I love coconut sugar! (If you don’t, read this!!!)
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What kind of marshmallows?

The marshmallows we use in these rice krispie treats are the KEY to making them “healthy.” Ever heard of Smashmallows? They’re a brand of marshmallow that don’t contain corn syrup or anything artificial! The little squishy squares are sweetened with organic cane sugar! How cool is that? The brand also emphasizes how their marshmallows are gluten-free and fat-free!

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Take these rice krispies to the next level by drizzling on some chocolate!
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Smashmallows have a ton of flavors to choose from too! For this recipe, I kept it as close to the real rice krispie flavor as possible by using the french vanilla smashmallow. If you’re feeling crazy, you can use the dipped cold brew, strawberries and cream, or any other flavor! That’s what makes this recipe so fun, tasty, and healthy!

They only take 5 minutes!

I LOVE how easy this recipe is. Not only is it just 3 ingredients, it’s also 3 simple steps. You can whip these together real quick before a party or if you’re needing an emergency sweet treat! (Happens to me all the time)

  1. First, melt the smashmallows and coconut oil together.
  2. Next, mix in the cereal.
  3. Finally, press into a pan, decorate, cut and serve!

How flexible is this recipe?

This healthy rice krispie treat recipe is very flexible! Feel free to swap the coconut oil for grass-fed butter if you’re looking for more of a rich flavor. If you don’t have sprouted brown rice crisps, then the original crispy rice cereal will work just fine! Feel free to try and make these treats with homemade marshmallows too! 

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chocolate peanut butter drizzle rice krispie treats

How to store Healthy Rice Krispie Treats?

You can store these rice krispie treats in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. You can also store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks!

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More Healthy Dessert Recipes:

Homemade Healthy Marshmallows

Chocolate Mousse Cake (Vegan + Paleo)

Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookies (Dairy-free)

Healthy Sugar Cookies


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Yield: 12 squares

Healthy Rice Krispie Treats

Healthy Rice Krispie Treats

These 3 ingredient Healthy Rice Krispie Treats are Nut-free, dairy-free, and corn syrup free! Made with coconut oil and a special healthy marshmallow. Absolutely delicious drizzled with chocolate or peanut butter too!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes



1. In a large bowl, add the smashmallows and coconut oil. Melt in microwave or on stovetop. Microwave in 20-second intervals 2-3 times stirring between each until melted and combined.

2. Add crispy brown rice cereal into the melted marshmallows and stir until combined. 

3. Pour mixture into an 8x8 or 9x11 inch baking dish. Optional: drizzle with nut butter, or melted dairy-free chocolate.

4. Let set at least 15 minutes before digging in!


  1. Store in airtight container on the counter for up to a 5 days. You can also store them in the fridge for up to 3 weeks!
  2. I've heard people have had success with using my homemade healthy marshmallow recipe to make these rice krispie treats! Let me know if you try this and how they turn out 🙂

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Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 5.4gCarbohydrates: 30.8gNet Carbohydrates: 30.1gFiber: .7gSugar: 11.2gProtein: 2.1g

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  • Lynn

    So simple to make, but yet so delicious! I was skeptical about no butter…but I truly think they were even better than the ones I normally would make! My family loved them!

    • Claire

      Amazing! Thank you for trying them! I love it when everyone thinks they’re yummy! Yay!!!

    • Kerin

      Was SOO excited to find this recipe to do for my sons birthday and the was SO bummed to see that Smashmallow is out of business 😭😭😭

      • Claire

        Oh this is devastating 🙁 Thanks for letting me know! I’ve also heard people have success using my homemade marshmallow recipe for these! Here’s the link :)

    • Claire

      Thank you so much Brian! I appreciate it! Let me know if you make this recipe!

  • Veronica Hundley

    Has anyone tried to make these with homemade marshmallows? I want to see if it works thanks

    • Claire

      Hi Veronica! I actually have tried and it doesn’t work unfortunately 🙁 The homemade marshmallows have too much liquid in them so the cereal gets soggy. It’s such a bummer!!!

  • Laura Atkin

    Do you think I could sub avocado oil for the coconut/butter ingredient (allergies)? If so, should I use a little less than 1/4 cup? Thanks!

    • Claire

      Hi Laura! I don’t think I would recommend that swap because avocado oil doesn’t solidify at room temperature. Coconut oil and butter do, so that is why the rice Krispies hold their shape when they are done. 🙁 Sorry about that!

  • Sylvia Besse

    Is it possible to freeze these?

    • Claire

      I have not tried freezing these rice krispie treats. I think it may work! My only concern would be the texture might not be the same after thawing them back out. Let me know if you try to freeze them though 🙂

  • Patti

    Do you use anything on the pan so that th rice crispy treats don’t stick to the pan?

    • Claire

      Nope, you don’t need to since there is already coconut oil in the recipe. You can use parchment paper if you’d like for easy removal though 🙂

  • Naomi

    Mine were soggy also. But they tasted amazing. Is there any recommendations to keep them from being soggy, can one use less water in the homemade marshmallow recipe? Thanks

    • Claire

      Ugh I’m sorry 🙁 I wish it wasn’t that way. The person who tested them before with homemade marshmallows said she used brown rice cereal and maybe that helped? But yes you can try using less water in the marshmallow recipe. I’m just not sure how it will turn out because I’ve never tested it. Let me know if you do 🙂

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