A childhood favorite, these are the BEST Vegan Rice Krispie Treats, extra ooey-gooey and marshmallowy! Easy to make, too!

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I have seen many recipes for Vegan Rice Krispie Treats, but most don’t include marshmallows! Which is fine, but I wanted to make a recipe for truly ooey…gooey…marshmallowy treats.

They are just a little different than regular homemade Rice Krispie Treats, because vegan marshmallows work slightly differently. But they actually turn out BETTER, because the vegan marshmallows create chunks of gooey goodness that is completely irresistible!

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I used Trader Joe’s vegan marshmallows, but Dandies work well too. I hope you love these treats as much as my family does! They are:

  • Ooey-gooey
  • Extra marshmallowy
  • Buttery and rich
  • Crispy
  • & Nostalgic!

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Vegan Rice Krispie Treats (Extra Ooey-Gooey!)

A childhood favorite, these are the BEST Vegan Rice Krispie Treats, extra ooey-gooey and marshmallowy! Easy to make, too!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Resting time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 20 servings

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with parchment paper and lightly spray with oil. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, melt the vegan butter. Now add the vegan marshmallows and stir, until the marshmallows are melted. They won't melt as well as regular marshmallows, but they should still melt and turn into sort of a big blob.
  • Remove the pan from heat and stir in the vanilla. Now fold in the cereal using a large spoon or spatula. There will be chunks of marshmallows and that's okay, just try to coat all the cereal.
  • Transfer to the prepared pan and press down evenly either with your hands or a spatula. You can lightly grease the spatula if it sticks.
  • Allow the treats to cool for 1 hour. Remove from the pan, using the parchment paper, then cut into squares and serve. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Keep leftover treats in a covered container for up to 3 days. They do not freeze well.
  2. I used Trader Joe's brand of marshmallows, but Dandies brand works as well.
  3. Kellog's Rice Krispies are technically not vegan due to Vitamin D3 (which is made from animals), but Nature's Path work quite well and are gluten free!

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1069IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Nora Taylor
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Comments

  1. Used Earth Balance butter, Dandie marshmallows & Crispie Cocoa Rice! (The Mom’s Best cereal brand!) A m a z i n g recipe as always Nora! Thank you~

  2. Worked out great! Used Trader Joe rice crisps, marshmallows and miyoko butter…. Folded in a bag of freeze dried strawberries that I crushed up. Absolutely perfect to feed a large crowd. 

    Thank you!

  3. I used dandies as the marshmallows and earth balance buttery sticks. Result…. AMAZING!!!!! 11/10 definitely recommend this recipe. 

  4. Can I give these 10 stars?! Made these for a vegan family get-together and everyone raved about them. Used MadeGood Vanilla Brown Rice Crisps for extra vanilla-ey flavour. And your reader comments about melting the marshmallows ‘low and slow’ were spot on.

  5. Hi Nora !
    Thank you for this wonderful recipe ! I can honestly say that I love being inspired to create a recipe and the best I can hope is that it emerges into something worth sharing with others..
    I absolutely Love these. They turned out amazing, just as described and I am sharing with my family this Easter day.
    I gotta say, I am Really looking forward to trying all of your recipes !
    I am So happy to say this because I am so grateful for folks like yourself who have tried to explore the vegan options and have shared them.
    I am So grateful. Thank you again Nora 🙂

    1. Hi Roberta. I appreciate you taking your time to share your review and your comments! I’m thrilled that you love the recipe, and look forward to hearing from you how the other recipes turn out for you! Thank you for using my recipes, and happy cooking!

  6. Hi I’m planning on using this recipe to build some shapes as part of my daughters birthday cake next week. Do you think they’ll work as well for moulding as non vegan recipes?
    Thanks!
    Kate

    1. I think it should work fine. I have used cookie cutters and pushed the mixture in them to make shapes before and it worked. Hope you enjoy!

  7. These were so good! Definitely making these again. I used Trader Joe’s organic crisp rice cereal and Dandies marshmallows.

  8. Yummy! I used chocolate brown rice krsipies and drizzled melted chocolate on top. My only suggestion would be to recommend people tear apart the large size marshmallows in advance of adding them to the melted butter. They really don’t want to break down without a lot of persuasion! : )

  9. These turned out amazing, even better than I remember!! I used Becel plant-based butter bricks and Dandies marshmallows, so delicious and gooey! 

  10. WHat is your favorite vegan butter to use with this recipe? I find that Earth Balance has a very off putting smell when heated in a saucepan and there are many options these days.

    1. Just a heads up: that smell is from soy, so I buy soy-free Earth Balance. I’ve noticed in a lot of baking recipes, too, which went away when I switched to soy-free.

  11. Hi there,

    Can you help me to understand your nutrition section? I see it has totals for amounts of calories etc but I wonder how many servings that represents? Sorry if I’m just missing something. I’m also on my phone so I don’t know if that could make a difference.

    1. Hi! Nutritional information is an estimate only and is calculated by an online calculator. At the top of the recipe card, it says there are 20 servings, so the nutrition information for this particular recipe is for 1/20th of the whole recipe. So if you made 20 bars, it would be one of those. Hope that helps!

  12. delicious and worked out perfectly! recently had to go dairy free so this gives me hope for some tasty alternatives! 

  13. Thank you for posting vegan recipes 🙂 These were so good! The key to these are melting the butter and marshmallows low and slow.  I’ve made Rice Krispie treats before that ended up being too hard to eat and it’s from heating the marshmallows too high.  Glad you mentioned Trader Joe’s marshmallows as I would never have thought they were vegan. Thanks!

  14. Not sure what went wrong but this turned into a mass that I was neither able to mix together nicely nor spread in a pan. Any thoughts?

    1. I wonder what brand of marshmallows you used? Like I say in the instructions, they don’t tend to melt as well as regular marshmallows, and the mixture turns into a big blog of sorts. It can be a little difficult to mix, but once you press it into the pan to cool it all works out.

  15. These were very good. They definitely lived up their name. I found the key to getting the marshmallows  to melt is to turn the heat down after a minute an cover with a lid. Then cook a minute or so more like how you would pop corn kernels. You get a good marshmallow fluff to fold the rice cereal in. Thanks for sharing. 

      1. Just now looking at this recipe so I haven’t made it yet, so although I’m sure it will be great I can’t rate it. Just wanted to say there are unsalted vegan butters out now. Earth balance makes some labeled as baking and country crock has one. Ever since I saw unsalted ones out I started buying those.  I often cook for people who need to follow low sodium diets. 

        1. Yes, I have used those now that they are available, but I usually use the salted vegan butters still. I hope you enjoy the recipe, thanks!

  16. I love how the recipe calls for 2 bags of vegan marshmallows. That makes these treats extra yummy. I used one bag of Trader Joe’s marshmallows & one bag of Dandies mini peppermint marshmallows to make a minty light pink Valentine’s Day version.

  17. Made these for my non vegan family for NYE and everyone absolutely loved them! My sister’s boyfriend took some home for his family because they were THAT good. I used the country crock plant butter sticks and the vegan marshmallows did not stick at all. So easy to make too! Thanks Nora ?

    1. So good to know about the country crock plant butter, I haven’t seen those in stores yet I’ll have to look out for them. I’m glad everyone loved them!

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