These Coconut Oil Rice Crispy Treats are easy, quick, and so delicious! A dairy free version of the classic treat that you are guaranteed to love!
Rice Crispy (or Krispy) Treats were a favorite of mine growing up. I’m thinking my mom made them a lot because they are so easy. No baking, only a few minutes involved, and so good! I still love them and I wanted to try making them with Golden Barrel Coconut Oil in place of the butter- it was a great idea! You will not miss the butter- promise!!
All you need is 3 simple ingredients to make these. It can’t get much easier than that! One tip I have is to make sure the pan you use is big enough. It has to hold not only all those melted marshmallows, but also all the rice crispies. I have had a mess more than once trying to make these work in a too small pan.
These are gooey, sweet, and the perfect combination of crispies and marshmallows. I know that might not seem like a big deal, but I have definitely had overly dry and overly marshmallowy treats. Made this way will result in ooey, gooey, soft, pillowy, sweet squares. They are perfect!
Because coconut oil replaces the butter, these are dairy free. They can also easily be made gluten free if you use gluten free rice crispy cereal. I made them with both regular and gluten free cereal and both turned out great.
Here is a quick step-by-step in case you’ve never made them before:
Here are the ingredients you’ll need- rice crispy cereal, Golden Barrel Coconut Oil, and one bag of marshmallows.
Put the coconut oil and marshmallows in a large pan and heat over medium heat. At first it will look too oily, but just keep stirring, it’s the perfect amount.
Stir constantly until the mixture is completely smooth then turn off the heat.
Add the rice crispies in and fold them in until completely coated.
Dump into the prepared pan and gently press down with a spatula or your hands. Don’t press too hard or the treats will not be soft. Let cool for about an hour.
You will love these Coconut Oil Rice Crispy Treats because they are so fast, easy, and delicious!
Jessica is a self taught cook/baker from Michigan who enjoys local farmers markets, baking competitions, and kayaking with her husband. She specializes in Paleo and other desirable recipes that can be seen over on her own food blog.