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Vegan Rice Crispy Treats

Frosted Vegan Rice Crispy Treats (refined sugar-free)

  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This is a classic recipe for vegan Rice Crispy Treats made with delicious almond butter and a creamy vanilla icing topping!


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For the rice crispy treats:

  • 1 cup runny unsweetened, unsalted creamy raw almond butter (a new jar works best here)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil or vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of fine sea salt
  • 3 cups gluten-free brown rice crisp cereal (I love One Degree Organics gluten-free sprouted brown rice crispy cereal - it is lightly sweetened with coconut sugar keeping it refined sugar-free)

For the topping:


  1. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the almond buttermaple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth and well combined, about 1 minute. Next stir in the brown rice crisp cereal until well combined.
  3. Pour mixture into prepared pan, and use a spatula to flatten the top so it is even and well compact. Alternatively, you could place a new sheet of parchment paper overtop the treats and then use the bottom of a glass to press the mixture down without it sticking to the bottom of the glass.
  4. Pour the vanilla icing straight from the blender over the bars.  Use a mini spatula to spread out the icing into one even thin layer overtop the crispy treats. Add sprinkles (or crushed up freeze dried fruit) if desired.  
  5. Place pan in the freezer for 3-4 hours until solid. Use a sharp knife to cut into 16 square bars and serve.
  6. The rice crispy treats can be stored covered in the freezer for up to one month. The treats will soften at room temperature within 10-20 minutes but should stay together. I prefer eating them straight out of the freezer.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Dessert or Snack
  • Method: Freezer

Keywords: healthy frosted rice crispy treats