My mom is the queen of desserts. At each party she throws, the food and desserts are better than the last. So when I found out I was allergic to dairy, I had to say goodbye to so many of my favorite things. German Chocolate Brownies, Chocolate Turtle Cookies, and of course, Rice Krispy Treats. There’s just something about ooey gooey melty rice krispie treats that are still so hot they don’t quite stick together yet. And I wasn’t ready to give that experience up. So I went on a search for dairy free rice krispie treats.
Now you may be thinking “Wait! I see Rice Krispie Treats as gluten free healthy desserts in those fancy hippy restaurants all the time!” Although this is true, most classic RKT recipes call for lots and lots of butter. Coconut oil is a really great replacement. Although, if you do have super sensitive tastebuds, it does leave a bit of a coconutty aftertaste. But I’m all for anything that gives me the faintest memories of palm trees and white sand beaches.
Side note: Kellogg’s officially calls these “Rice Krispies Treats”, but I think that’s super awkward to say, so I’m going to continue calling them “Rice Krispie Treats”. Also, there’s a bit of a debate between Krispie, Krispy, and Crispy, but ain’t nobody got time for that. Do you ever see/say/write a word so many times that it no longer looks like a real word? That’s how I currently feel about Krispie/Krispy/Crispy. Is this real life?
Dairy Free Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
1 package mini marshmallows
6 c Rice Krispies Cereal (or crisp rice cereal, no judgement)
1/4 c coconut oil
- Spray a large jelly roll or brownie pan with cooking spray or coconut oil.
- Place marshmallows and coconut oil in a large microwave safe bowl. (Make sure the bowl actually fits in your microwave first.)
- Start microwave in 30 second increments and stir the mixture before each start.
- Once marshmallows and oil have fully melted and combined, stir in the cereal one cup at a time.
- Pour your diary free rice krispie treat mixture into your prepped pan and press flat.
- Allow your treats to cool.
- Cut and serve!
*Use a tiny bit of food coloring to make your dairy free rice krispie treats match your party theme.
*Make super fancy looking layered rice krispie treats by making two batches of treats, dyeing each one a different color, and then pouring the second batch on top of the first!
*Add chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or even M&M’s to your marshmallow and cereal mixture before pouring into your pan for deluxe treats. (Just watch ingredients if you have allergies.)
*Use holiday themed Rice Krispies cereal or Coco Krispies for festive dairy free rice krispie treats.