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Gluten-free rice krispie treats cut and up close to see the texture.

The Best Gluten-free Rice Krispie Treats

Sara Vaughn
These are simply the best semi-homemade Rice Krispie Treats. They come together with only a few ingredients and no oven required.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Resting 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 152 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Cups Gluten-free Rice Cereal I use Natures Path Organic
  • 2 10 Ounce Bag of Mini Marshmallows I use My Dandies brand
  • ¾ Cup Butter or dairy-free alternative like spectrum
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Grease and line a baking dish with parchment paper and set it aside.
  •  Melt the butter over medium-low heat.
    ¾ Cup Butter
  • Add the marshmallows and stir until they puff up and start to soften and melt.
    2 10 Ounce Bag of Mini Marshmallows
  • Add the vanilla and salt.
    1 Teaspoon Vanilla, ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • Stir in the gluten-free rice cereal.
    6 Cups Gluten-free Rice Cereal
  • Press the mixture into a parchment-lined baking dish (I use an 8x8 because I like them thick).
  • Let them rest about an hour at room temperature, uncovered.
  • Cut into desired shapes and enjoy!

Notes

  • Melt the butter completely before adding the marshmallows.
    Don't overcook the marshmallows - You do not want to overcook the marshmallows, this can make the final gluten-free rice krispies hard.
    Reserve some marshmallows to add with the cereal.
    Use a wooden spoon - It can be a little hard to stir this together with the cereal, which is why you need something to mix it all together.
    Press gently - I know the urge to press down hard and compact your rice krispie treats into the pan but the harder you press the harder they will be once they set.
    Vary the pan - I like my rice Krispie treats thick, so I tend to push them into a smaller pan. If you like them thinner, put them into a bigger pan.
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