Vegan Rice Crispies Treat Recipe
Everybody has memories of making delicious rice crispy treats as a child. They are the perfect treat because they’re easy to make and delicious to eat.

Vegan Rice Crispy Treat Recipe

Amazing Rice Crispy Treats Vegan Recipe

Many people are becoming vegan now, meaning they do not eat anything that comes from animals. This is different from vegetarianism, which allows for foods like eggs, dairy, honey, etc. There are a variety of reasons that people become vegan, but one of the most common reasons is because they believe in ethical animal treatment. Others do it because it is a typically healthy diet.

Some may think that once they become vegan they will miss out on many of their favorite childhood treats, but this is very far from the truth. Just because it's vegan doesn't mean it’s not delicious. There are thousands of great vegan recipes, especially for deserts. Everybody has memories of making delicious rice crispy treats as a child. They are the perfect treat because they’re easy to make and delicious to eat.

What a lot of people fail to recognize is rice crispy treats aren’t even vegetarian. Most marshmallows contain gelatin, which contains animal by-product. The same goes for sugar that usually has a lot of animal bone char in it. This is a great example of why it's important to know your ingredients before making a vegan dish. Thankfully, there are delicious vegan marshmallows that taste exactly like regular ones, so no need to worry about your vegan rice crispy treats losing any of their delicious flavors.

Vegan Rice Crispy Treat Details

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6 cups crisped rice cereal

1-10 oz. bag vegan marshmallows

3 tablespoons Earth Balance (or any other vegan butter)


Lightly grease a 13×9 in. baking dish (it can be ceramic or glass).

Next, you will melt the vegan butter in a large saucepan. You can also melt the butter in the microwave (with a microwave safe bowl) if you do not have a stove. If you choose to do the microwave, it is recommended to thaw the butter a bit because vegan butter does have a thicker consistency than regular butter.

Now add the entire bag of marshmallows to the melted butter. Cook this on a low to medium heat, making sure to stir occasionally, more so as the marshmallows melt. Once again, if you are doing this by the microwave, you would simply add the marshmallows to the microwave safe bowl. You will have to stir more often than you would the stove. It is important you watch the bowl so the marshmallows don’t overflow.

Once the marshmallows and butter have completely melted together, add in the crisped rice cereal. You can mix in a cup at a time to distribute the marshmallow and cereal better. Using a wooden spoon, quickly stir the mixture so you do not get a giant clump of marshmallow rice.

Now that the rice crispy cereal is evenly covered in the marshmallow mixture, pour and press into the greased baking dish using the back of the spoon.

Finally, let the rice crispy treats cool down. You can do this by either leaving them out or putting them in the refrigerator for about ten minutes. When they’re nice and cool, cut them into little squares and enjoy!

The vegan rice crispy treats can be stored in a Tupperware container, and should last for about a week before they get a little too hard to eat. 

  • Brandon Egan

    lol ti make vegan rice crispy treats, make rice crispy treats, using vegan marshmallows and disgusting partially hydrogenated veg oil.
    Now there’s a tweet friendly version of this for you folks. i respect your choices but there are no substitutes for certain food items, tho the fact you folks try indicates your choice at time can be a struggle so despite my views it makes your decision noble. you guys are totally missing out though

    • Who wants me? I’m here
    • Ryan

      You really think we’re “missing out” by not putting body parts or excrement from anything being into our body? So sad I used to think like you too. Rice crispy treats aren’t going to be healthy, they’re not meant to be. I’ll take the animal free version, thank you.

      • Loree

        WAAH, WAAH, WAAH…. It tastes good…. EAT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO gives a crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Loree

          U probably had worse in Ur mouth!!!!! LMAO!!!!! Most men have!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • CR Lane

            Loree, sounds like you haven’t had enough ‘worse’ things in your mouth, so you’re sour about it. Who gives a crap, though, I mean, your heart will when it gives out from eating too much garbage.

    • Mai H.

      Some of us have family members that are allergic to things like dairy, eggs, and beef so having vegan options is really nice.

    • CR Lane

      MMMM Missing out on puss and blood!