How to Make Vegan Rice Krispie Treats

By Olivia

Looking for a delicious and cruelty-free treat? Vegan rice krispie treats are the perfect choice! With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these tasty snacks that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. In this article, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of making vegan rice krispie treats, so let’s get started!


Before you embark on your vegan rice krispie treats adventure, gather the following ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons of vegan butter
  • 1 package (10 ounces) of vegan marshmallows
  • 6 cups of crispy rice cereal

Step 1: Melt the Vegan Butter

Start by melting the vegan butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Make sure the butter is fully melted and smooth before moving on to the next step.

Step 2: Add the Vegan Marshmallows

Next, add the package of vegan marshmallows to the melted butter. Stir continuously until the marshmallows are completely melted and well combined with the butter. This process may take a few minutes, so be patient!

Step 3: Incorporate the Crispy Rice Cereal

Once the marshmallows and butter are fully combined, remove the saucepan from heat. Add the 6 cups of crispy rice cereal to the mixture and gently fold it in until all the cereal is coated evenly. Be careful not to crush the cereal while mixing.

Step 4: Press the Mixture

To create the desired shape, transfer the mixture into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Use a spatula or your hands to evenly press the mixture into the dish, ensuring it is tightly packed. This step is crucial for the treats to hold together.

Step 5: Let it Set

Allow the mixture to cool and set for about 30 minutes. You can place it in the refrigerator to speed up the process. Once the vegan rice krispie treats are firm, you can cut them into squares or desired shapes.


Looking to add some extra flavor to your vegan rice krispie treats? Here are a few variation ideas:

  • Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the melted butter and marshmallow mixture for a hint of vanilla flavor.
  • Mix in ½ cup of vegan chocolate chips to the cereal mixture before pressing it into the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle some shredded coconut or chopped nuts on top of the treats before they set for added texture.


If you encounter any issues while making vegan rice krispie treats, refer to the table below for possible solutions:

The mixture is too stickyAdd more cereal gradually until it reaches the desired consistency.
The treats are too dryMelt some additional vegan butter and mix it in with the mixture until moistened.


Now that you have learned how to make vegan rice krispie treats, you can indulge in this delightful and compassionate dessert anytime you crave something sweet. Whether you follow the basic recipe or get creative with variations, these treats are sure to be a hit among vegans and non-vegans alike. So, gather your ingredients, get cooking, and enjoy the deliciousness of vegan rice krispie treats!