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Vegan Rice Crispy Treats with Chocolate Chips

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If you’re in need of a chewy sweet classic treat, then you have to make these Vegan Rice Crispy Treats with Chocolate Chips! 

Vegan Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Chips on a plate

 

Vegan Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Chips on a plate

Nothing says comfort like the classic Rice Crispy Treat, but I’ll admit, they can be pretty tough to veganize. This is a recipe I’ve been working on perfecting on and off for months now, and I’m so happy to say that I now have a recipe that’s pretty darn great.    I hope you think so, too!

Why this Recipe Works:

  • • Using only a handful of ingredients, this recipe couldn’t be easier to make and is so delicious. They truly taste like nostalgic Rice Krispie Treats, but they just happen to be vegan!
  • The addition of the chocolate chips adds an extra level of fun and deliciousness.
  • This recipe is perfect to make with the whole family. Kids love it!
  • These can easily be made into holiday themed treats by using colored or holiday themed sprinkles instead of or in addition to the chocolate chips.

Are there marshmallows in these Vegan Rice Krispie Treats?

  • Nope! Which actually makes these even easier to make. The secret ingredient here is brown rice syrup, which acts as the sweet binder, replacing the marshmallows.

Can you replace the brown rice syrup with maple syrup?

  • I wish I could say “yes”, but maple syrup just isn’t sticky enough to get the job done. Believe me – I’ve tried it! If you need help finding brown rice syrup, THIS is the brand I prefer.

Looking for other easy vegan treat recipes? Then you have to try my:

How to Make Vegan Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Chips:

1. Grease a 7×11 pan or 8×8 pan and then set it aside for now.

2. In a large pot, melt the vegan butter over medium heat.

3. Then to that pot, add the brown rice syrup, salt and maple syrup and stir to combine.

Melted butter with brown rice syrup in a pot

4. Turn off the heat and remove the pot from the burner. Quickly add the vanilla followed by the crispy rice cereal and stir thoroughly yet gently with a long handled spoon.

Adding crispy rice cereal and vanilla to the melted butter and brown rice syrup

5. Pour this mixture into your prepared pan.

6. Using the back of a spatula, press down firmly across the surface to make it evenly flat. If you find that the crispy treats are sticking to your spatula, grease it and try again.

Using the back of spatula to flatten cereal mixture

7. Immediately add the chocolate chips to the surface and press down using that spatula one more time.

Adding chocolate chips to the surface of the Rice Krispie Treats

8. Allow the crispy treats to completely cool before cutting into them, about 30-60 minutes. To speed up the process, place the pan of crispy treats in the fridge for 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

Vegan Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Chips on a plate

Top Tips for Making Vegan Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Chips:

  • If you feel like getting creative, you can absolutely try making this recipe with other cereals, too!
  • To properly store these, keep them in an airtight container or cover them in plastic wrap, aiming to keep out as much air as possible.

Vegan Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Chips

If you're in need of a classic comfort food pick me up, then you have to make these Vegan Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Chips right now!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: gluten-free, vegan
Keyword: Vegan Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 - 16 treats

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Grease a 7x11 or 8x8 pan and then set it aside for now.
  • In a large pot, melt the vegan butter over medium heat.
  • Then, to that pot add the brown rice syrup, salt and maple syrup and stir to combine.
  • Turn off the heat and remove the pot from the burner. Quickly add the vanilla followed by the crispy rice cereal and stir thoroughly yet gently with a long handled spoon.
  • Pour this mixture into your prepared pan.
  • Using the back of a spatula, press down firmly across the surface to make it evenly flat. If you find that the crispy treats are sticking to your spatula, grease it and try again.
  • Immediately add the chocolate chips to the surface and press down using that spatula one more time.
  • Allow the crispy treats to completely cool before cutting into them, about 30-60 minutes. To speed up the process, place the pan of crispy treats in the fridge for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you feel like getting creative, you can absolutely try making this recipe with other cereals, too!
  • To properly store these, keep them in an airtight container or cover them in plastic wrap, aiming to keep out as much air as possible.
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jana thayer

5 stars
awsome recipie

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you! So glad you like it.

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