The Easiest Vegan Rice Krispy Treats

This is a recipe from Andrew Olson, founder of One Ingredient Chef.

Except for perhaps my Banana Oat Cookies, I don't think I've ever posted an easier and more foolproof recipe than these healthy, all-natural rice krispy treats. With just a few simple ingredients and 2 minutes of active prep time, you can whip up an entire batch of these incredible desserts.

For our unprocessed, plant-based version of rice krispies, we're using brown rice syrup and almond butter to form the base of our sauce. This gives us the perfect gooey texture, all the classic flavors of the marshmallow version, and some rich caramel flavors as well. If you like traditional Rice Krispy treats, I think you'll love these ones.


  • 4 cups brown rice crisps
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons almond milk
  • Pinch of sea salt (optional)

preheat the oven to 300º F

Step One

In a big saucepan over low heat, melt down the almond butter, rice syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, and a pinch of salt (if your almond butter isn't already salted). Stir this for 30-60 seconds, then add in a splash of non-dairy milk to thin it out even further – this will make life much easier as we…

Step Two

Stir in about 4 cups of brown rice crisps and use a spatula to evenly coat the rice with the sauce. This may take some work, so be patient and go slow until you have an even coat.

Step Three

Transfer the krispies to a 9×9 glass baking dish that is lightly greased with coconut oil and use the spatula to press the mixture evenly into the pan. Pop this in the oven for no more than 12 minutes. These can be eaten without baking, but they won't hold their shape very well. A few minutes in the oven helps to further melt the sauce into the krispies, giving them the perfect gooey (but firm) texture. Allow to cool and then slice into rectangles with a pizza cutter.

Variations: Like everything else in the world, these are even better with chocolate. Simply add 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder into the sauce when heating. Alternatively, you can add dried fruit/nuts when mixing the crisps for trail mix rice krispies.

Be sure to check out Andrew's website for more amazing plant-based recipes!

Find our why he calls himself the One Ingredient Chef here.

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