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Vegan rice crispy treats

That childhood classic just got better! Vegan rice crispy treats come together in only minutes. Plus, they can be made in the microwave or stovetop.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: gluten free, holidays, kid friendly
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Cadry Nelson

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons non-dairy butter plus extra for buttering dish
  • 10 ounces vegan marshmallows
  • 4 cups crisp rice cereal

Instructions

  • Lightly butter an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 square baking dish. Set aside. (If you'd rather, you can oil the dish with canola or coconut oil.)
  • For easiest melting, it's best to cut or tear full-sized marshmallows into quarters. You can use kitchen shears or your fingers.
  • TO MICROWAVE: In a large glass mixing bowl, put in 3 Tablespoons of non-dairy butter and quartered marshmallows from a 10 ounce bag. Microwave for about 80 seconds, stopping every 30 seconds to stir for even melting. You'll know the marshmallows are ready when they soften, lose a lot of their shape, and look somewhat wet.
    Stir in 4 cups of crisp rice cereal. To fully incorporate the cereal, you’ll need to use your hands. Be careful as the marshmallows will be quite hot.
    Press the marshmallow & cereal mixture into the buttered dish. Allow the treats to cool for easiest cutting. (Although, they’re extra gooey & delicious when they’re still slightly warm.) Cut into squares & serve.
  • TO MAKE ON STOVETOP: Bring a large pot to a low heat with non-dairy butter. Once the butter melts, add the quartered marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows become warm and softened. Remove from heat.
    Stir 4 cups of crisp rice cereal into the pot. To fully incorporate the cereal, you’ll need to use your hands. Be careful as the marshmallows and pot will be quite hot.
    Press the marshmallow & cereal mixture into the buttered dish. Allow the treats to cool for easiest cutting. (Although, they’re extra gooey & delicious when they’re still slightly warm.) Cut into squares & serve.

Notes

I recommend Dandies or Trader Joe's vegan marshmallows. For the cereal, be sure to use one that doesn't include vitamin D3.
Leftovers will keep in a resealable covered container on the counter for about 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg