Stack of healthy rice crispy treats made with brown rice and chocolate brown rice crisps.

Healthy Rice Crispy Treats

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 16 squares 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Vegan

These healthier rice crispy treats are plant-based, nut-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and you’ll need just 4 simple ingredients to make them. Kids and adults will love these sweet, crunchy bars.




  1. Prepare an approximately 8×8 inch baking pan with by lining it with parchment paper, rubbing it with a dab of coconut or olive oil or spraying it with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add the cereal to a medium to large mixing bowl and set aside. 
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat, whisk together the tahini, maple syrup, vanilla and sea salt until smooth, creamy then bring to a very light boil. This should take about 6-7 minutes. Once you see a couple of bubbles pop through, take it off the heat right away. Whisk often throughout heating.
  4. Pour the mixture over the cereal and stir to combine until all the crisps are coated.
  5. Scoop the mixture into the prepared baking pan and use a spatula to evenly press it into the pan. 
  6. Use a piece of parchment or wax paper on top to firmly press it into the pan (the mixture will be a little sticky, so it’s hard to do with your hands).
  7. Once firmly pressed into the pan, place in the freezer for 2 hours to firm.
  8. Cut into 16-20 squares and enjoy.
  9. Store these in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freezer for up to 4 months.

Keywords: easy, no-bake, bars, gluten-free, oil-free