Sunday, March 20, 2011

Vegan Rice Crispy Treats

Here's something new for ya! I decided to veganize the recipe for The Original Rice Krispie Treats! So how did I get this crazy idea? Well, I happened to be shopping at a local health food store with my friend Meagan, and we came across Suzanne's Ricemellow Creme a.k.a. vegan mashmallow fluff! Thinking about it for a second, we wondered how this would be in rice krispie treats.... hmm... Now all we needed was rice krispies... so we went on the search for a healthy rice cereal and found Erewhon Brown Rice Cereal! Though these treats weren't quite the real thing, they didn't taste too bad. They were sweet and tasty, BUT the vegan fluff didn't hold the rice cereal together enough. It was very delicate! As soon as you picked them up they would try to fall apart on you. Okay, so not the greatest reviews, but I still had to share! If anyone has suggestions of how to keep the treats together a little better, advice is welcomed this way!

Vegan Rice Crispy Treats

  • 3 tablespoons soy-free vegan butter (Earth Balance)
  • 1 (10-oz) container vegan fluff (Suzanne's Ricemellow Creme)
  • 6-7 cups rice cereal (Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice Cereal)
  1. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. In large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the vegan fluff and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Add rice cereal. Stir until well coated. Pour into greased pan.
  4. Use wax paper to evenly press mixture into the pan. Allow to cool. Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.


  1. I don't care if they fall apart all over me... those look delicious and I'd eat them all!! I haven't had Rice Krispy Treats in forever and I really miss them. I should search for some vegan marshmallows/fluff and give it a try. :) Cool idea!

  2. I don't think it would matter to me if the fell apart but if you needed to transport them to a potluck or something - I've used Dandies just like the regular ones and Earth Balance for the butter...

  3. They may have fallen apart, but they still tasted good! :3