Indulge in the delightful fusion of crunchy goodness and creamy decadence with these healthy homemade rice crispy treats. Perfectly balancing wholesome ingredients with irresistible flavor, these treats redefine snacking satisfaction.

Crafted without refined sugars or marshmallows, these vegan and gluten-free delights are a guilt-free pleasure suitable for any occasion.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 16 servings



Start by lining an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper, ensuring an overhang on the sides for easy removal. Set aside.

In a medium pot over low heat, combine peanut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Stir continuously until the mixture is smooth and well combined.

Add the crispy brown rice cereal to the peanut butter mixture, stirring until the cereal is completely coated and evenly distributed.

Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan, using a spatula to spread it out evenly and press it firmly into the pan.

In a microwave-safe bowl (or in a small saucepan over very low heat), melt the semi-sweet compound chocolate or natural chocolate sprinkles. Once melted, pour the chocolate over the bars, spreading it out evenly with a spatula.

Place the pan in the refrigerator for about an hour and let cool completely.

Once chilled, sprinkle the bars with flaky sea salt or rainbow sprinkles for an extra pop of flavor and color. Cut into bars of your desired shape and size.

Storage tips:

These healthy homemade rice crispy treats can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 2 months, making them a convenient make-ahead snack for busy days.

Just store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer and let them sit at room temperature for a bit to soften slightly before serving.

Whether you’re craving a wholesome post-workout treat or seeking a crowd-pleasing dessert for gatherings with friends or family, these rice crispy treats are sure to impress with their delectable taste and effortless charm.

Bonus point: you can serve them to children, too, without worrying about them being full of unhealthy ingredients.