Vegan Rice Krispie Treats

This recipe would not exist without the selfless sacrifice that vegan marshmallow manufacturers have made 🙏🏽. Without their perseverance and ingenuity, vegans would’ve had to kiss the sweet, nostalgic, gooey goodness of marshmallows goodbye forever. 

Now that that’s out of the way…this recipe is a 10/10. Easy to prepare, little to no mess afterward, and keeps on the counter extremely well, barring an absence of self control, I’m pretty sure that checks all the boxes 😉

(Recipe after the jump!)

Vegan Rice Krispie Treats

Vegan Rice Krispie Treats

quick and kid-friendly

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes


  • 4 cups FRESH mini marshmallows (links to vegan brands below)
  • 4-6 tbsp butter (I used Earth Balance)
  • 8.5 oz brown rice cereal (any vegan rice cereal will work)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • coconut oil or butter to grease pan


  1. Add rice cereal to a large bowl and set aside. 

  2. Use coconut oil (in spray or solid form) or Earth Balance to coat the bottom and the sides of the 10 in x 7 in pan. Set aside. 

  3. On low heat, melt vegan butter and stir in marshmallows.

  4. Stir marshmallows constantly until they are smooth and creamy with no solid pieces left. Stir in vanilla extract and remove from heat. 

  5. Quickly pour the marshmallow crème over the rice cereal (a greased silicon spatula works best) and stir until all the cereal is covered. 

  6. Once the cereal is completely covered, transfer the mixture to the baking dish. Spread the mixture evenly over the pan and let cool for 5 minutes and then cut into squares. Serve immediately or cover and keep for up to one week. 

Recipe Notes

*Use unopened, fresh marshmallows to ensure ease of melting. This also keeps the finished product from going stale too quickly. 


Vegan Marshmallow Brands: 


Trader Joe’s Vegan Marshmallows


Nice alternative to GMO Rice Krispies: 

365 Brand Brown Rice Cereal


Vegan Puppy Chow

Back to School Lunch Ideas

Vegan S’mores Skewers


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.