Sign up for NEW free healthy recipes - Currently over 300,000 subscribers!

5 Ingredient Rice Crispy Treats

Pin It!

Going back to school?

When I was growing up, I’d often find a rice crispy treat—in that famous turquoise wrapper—packed into my school lunchbox. So rice crispy treats remind me of school… in a good way!

rice crispy treat babies

No-bake, and they can be gluten-free!

rice crispy bites

balls 1

Rice Crispy Treats

(Or you can make squares)

  • 3 cups rice crispies (I used brown rice crispies)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt (I used salted pb, too)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp peanut or other nut butter
  • 1/2 cup sticky sweetener ( (I used agave. Honey will work, unless they are for strict vegans.)
  • optional: you can add 2-4 tbsp protein powder

Rice Crispy Treats Recipe: Mix your pb, sweetener, extract, and salt. Melt (either in the microwave or stove), then pour over the cereal and stir very well, making sure to coat all the crispies. Form into balls or line a pan with wax paper and spread the mixture evenly into the pan. Place a sheet of wax paper on top of the mixture, then press down as firmly as you can. Really press it down!!! Freeze for at least a half hour before slicing. These treats can be stored in the freezer, in the fridge, or loosely covered in a cool, dry place. But the best place to store them is in your tummy.

Click for lower-sugar and Lower-Calorie Options.


And yes, there is definitely a chocolate version. I will post it soon.

Speaking of chocolate…

I changed chocolate-ified my About Me page.

It’s now really chocolate-covered!

Rate this recipe

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Colleen says:

    You must be telepathic, I was just thinking about rice crispy treats this morning, and wondering how they could be made without marshmallows. I LOVE putting peanut butter in RCTs, and my mom would sometimes stir butterscotch chips into the mix; pure brilliance. Thanks so much, Katie!

  2. Michaela says:

    these treats look so yummy!! totally reminds me of Ireland 😉
    hopefully I will find brown rice krispies!
    and again, love your pictures!

    1. LOL these actually aren’t some of my favorite photos! I did the shoot in like 5 minutes and wanted to do it over… but then I got hungry and ate the subjects ;).

      1. Michaela says:

        oh really? I do like the simplicty of the pictures so much and also the colour combination.
        I bet they tasted superb 🙂

  3. LOVE this! …I’ll be having to make treats for my kids at school VERY soon and these will come in handy. I love that I don’t feed them junk when I treat them. Thanks for the idea!
    –Can’t believe that they stuck together so well, that’s awesome! Mmmm!

  4. These are so so cute! Love rice crispies so I’m so excited to try them and make them for my boys too. And I just HAVE to tell you that I tried the peanut butter fudge last night and OH MY GOODNESS……….I don’t even know waht to say. Wait, yes I do. AMAZING! Your recipes are incredible! I look forward to checking out your page everyday.

    1. Ooh I am SO excited you tried the fudge!

  5. Mia says:

    Oh yum! I’m gonna try these with some puffed kamut that I have! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. I love rice krispy treats but since going vegetarian I have not had one because of the marshmallow component! These look AMAZING! I’ll def. be making these ASAP!

  7. Okay I’m really inspired – I’ve been addicted to puffins lately, so I may try a version of this recipe with broken up puffins and use banana butter instead of PB. Thanks 🙂

    1. I love the Puffins idea! Let me know how they work; I’m curious too!

  8. Gen says:

    Aaaw how cute!!! And I bet they’re delicious, too!

  9. Raychel says:

    These look delicious! About how many does one batch make?

    1. It depends on how big you cut them or roll them. It’ll fill an 8×8 pan.

  10. Kim says:

    Just make these and from the finger-licking test they should be great! I used Wow butter which is a soy nut butter(my kids have allergies), a combo of cornflakes and rice crispies as i ran out of rice crispies and corn syrup. The only trouble I had was forming them into balls. Yours look so perfect!! I used my melon baller to get them startedbut tried to form them a bit mire but they just stuck to my hands…which meant of course I had to lick them clean!!
    Thanks for the great recipe.

    1. Yeah, they’re not so fun to roll into balls. They were sticky… It was so much easier to make them in pan-form (use an 8×8)! 🙂

  11. So cute!! these are the perfect “back to school” treat haha 🙂

  12. VeggieGirl says:

    You. rock. PERFECT treats!

  13. I love that these can be made with any nut butter. My daughter is in a peanut-free school, and that eliminates about half of the foods she loves! I’ll make these with homemade almond butter 🙂

  14. Amber K says:

    They look delicious! And so easy to make. I love GF desserts 🙂

  15. Jennyb says:

    rice krispie cakes were something we always used to make as children, brings back good memories!

  16. Megan says:

    This will make such a nice and easy snack to bring with me when I’m on the run doing tasks. I love the variety of recipes on this blog. It seems like we have similar taste in food since I notice a lot of ingredients I like are in the recipes.

    I really do look forward to getting to see and try the different recipes as they appear on the blog… it gives me something to look forward to during the day and ends up making me smile.
    Who you are makes a difference! You help spread so much happiness and the people in your life are so lucky to have you around n_n

    1. Wow, YOU just made me smile SO much!!

  17. babette says:

    I really want to make this. It must be much cheaper and healthier in the end than making it with vegan marshmallows.

  18. Aja says:

    They look so cute! Yum yum yum!

  19. Char says:

    Ohhh gosh, I’m excited for these!! I lovelovelove rice krispies but haven’t had one since going vegan 😀 thank you, Katie!!

  20. Girl these look amazing! Rice crispy treats were Always a favorite of mine! I may just make a batch of these to welcome my new class to second grade!

Want To Get Healthier?

Opt in to receive new FREE healthy recipes each week - delivered straight to your inbox!